Marlene Dumas - Contemporary Artists

The Cover Up

The Cover Up The Saatchi Gallery
 

Marlene Dumas

The Cover Up

1994
Oil on Canvas

198 x 99cm

In The Cover-Up, Marlene Dumas presents a corruption of innocence. Her portrayal of a young child with its clothes lifted over its head immediately gives way to dark thoughts of sexuality and exploitation. The controversy isn’t in the images Marlene Dumas paints, but in the way they’re subverted by an implied knowingness, a blatant confrontation with a natural reality and its discomforts.
 
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