Saturday, August 29, 2009

Secs for Cecs

Cecily Brown can be credited (and has been) as one of the key art figures that saw a strong resurgence in painting at the end of the 90s. Expanding the tradition of abstract expressionism, Cec combines figurism and abstractism and cherry tops her work with titles reminiscent of old Hollywood films. Born in London, Cec lives and breathes NY which is mostly evident in the macho and strong work that she produces.

Part of permanent exhibitions world-wide, Brown has exhibited in lovely little venues, such as the Saatchi Gallery (Duke of York's HQ, King's Road Chelsea, London, SW3 4SQ, U.K.). Works like "Night Passage" hard hits with a fierceness that is uber masculine, combined with the femininity of a pastel palette. If you look closely, through all of the frilled oils, you should be able to make out the impression of a young couple... "The Fugitive Kind" reiterates the same physical sensations and illusion of motion that Brown is celebrated for.

If you're in Euro, hit up Germany. Brown is showing work at The Deichtorhallen Hamburg (Deichtorstraße 1 - 2, D-20095 Hamburg, Tel. +49-(0)40-32 10 30)

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