Life, colour, motion and erotic power pervade the works of Cecily Brown. The British painter (born 1969) is considered as one of the central figures in the resurgence of painting since the turn of the century.
Since the end of the 1990s Brown has lived in New York, the epicentre of Abstract Expressionist American art in the post-war period. Artists like Willem de Kooning, Philip Guston and especially Joan Mitchell, but also her fellow countryman Francis Bacon and far older masters, have played a major role as inspiration.
Cecily Brown’s relationship with history is not about following imperceptibly in the footsteps of the artists mentioned, for when she made her impact… -> (read more)