Marlene Dumas - Contemporary Artists

Young Boys

Young Boys The Saatchi Gallery

Marlene Dumas

Young Boys

Oil on Canvas

100 x 300cm

In Young Boys, Marlene Dumas’s line-up of ghostly lads is stark and oppressed against the ominous background, trailing off in the distance into mere sketchy traces of suggestion. It’s this suggestion that Dumas does best: a void of colour, a bleeding line, she creates a subtle, unnerving, perversity from an unabashed simplicity. This is painting with no frills: full on, with nowhere to hide.
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