Friday, 7 October 2011

Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville has been one of my favourite artists since I was introduced to her work while studying on my access course. I feel like her work is appropriate for my colour brief. Her use of colour is amazing it is raw and challenges all our perceptions of what is beautiful and what is grotesque. To achieve this effect she uses oil painting and scrapes parts of the paint away to achieve her raw fleshy tones. This is probably not something that would be easily emulated in my own colour work as oil paintings just take far too long to dry.

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