Friday, June 19, 2009

Works by Chantal Joffe

Works by Chantal Joffe at Cheim & Read. "...Born in 1969, Chantal Joffe studied at Glasgow School of Art and in 1994 received her master's degree from the Royal College of Art, London. Associated with the second (and more paint-focused) wave of young British artists, Joffe works mostly from secondary source material—magazine ads, fashion spreads, snapshots. Her painting style, fluid and loose, is simultaneously bold and distinctive; as she has stated, 'I don't like the lack of commitment to a mark.' In the tradition of Alice Neel, Joffe's unsentimental portraits, mostly of women and children, convey an emotional and psychological intensity, belying the objectification of her subject."


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