Cecily Brown - Contemporary Artists

The Fugitive Kind

The Fugitive Kind The Saatchi Gallery
 

Cecily Brown

The Fugitive Kind

2000
Oil on Linen

229 x 190.5cm

Taking its title from Tennessee Williams’s play, Cecily Brown’s The Fugitive Kind is as seductive as southern gossip. Brown uses the painterliness of Abstract Expressionism to convey not only raw emotion, but a corporeal sense of connection between painting, idea and viewer. Cecily Brown capitalises on the fleshiness of her medium: paint’s ability to replicate physical sensation: and the dramatic illusion of motion. Within her voluptuous surfaces, epic fantasies spontaneously unfold, as if each brush stroke contains a dark secret: opulent, gritty and tainted with sin.
 
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