Selected works by Chantal Joffe

Chantal Joffe
Black Camisole

2004

Oil on board

305 x 124 cm
Hung around the gallery like banners, her visceral ten-foot tall portraits of women from the fashion pages are like a degenerate version of social realism.
Chantal Joffe
Mother and Child I

2005

Oil on board

304 x 123 cm
Although the models are undoubtedly human, with cares and woes, more anodyne characteristics and expressions are imposed by stylists and photographers. Joffe seems to resurrect these women as real people, the paint reanimating faces that were previously mask-like.
Chantal Joffe
Mother and Child II

2005

Oil on board

244 x 183 cm
The process of painting was very physical, requiring scaffolding and stamina. Unlike easel paintings, they could not easily be stepped back from to survey progress. As a result, the paint seems to have had as much control over the outcome as the artist; often a drip or a brushstroke creates a dynamic that could never have been premeditated.
Chantal Joffe
Walking Woman

2004

Oil on board

305 x 124 cm
Chantal Joffe has a distinctive style of painting which offers an uncompromising sense of power, complexity and impetus to the female figures she portrays.
Chantal Joffe
Woman With Flowers

2004

Oil on board

305 x 124 cm
Chantal Joffe uses her works to emphasize the psychological relations of her characters to one another and to the viewer.
Chantal Joffe
Snowy Car

2004

Oil on board

305 x 124 cm
The direct and liquid painting style that Chantal Joffe uses has the effect of filling her subjects with personality. The images possess an alarming humour; highly enjoyable and strangely provoking.
Chantal Joffe
Untitled

1995

Oil on gesso on board

Each 29.21 x 21.59 cm
The direct and liquid painting style that Chantal Joffe uses has the effect of filling her subjects with personality. The images possess an alarming humour; highly enjoyable and strangely provoking.

Other Resources

artfacts.net
Additional Information on Chantal Joffe

the-artists.org
Modern and contemporary artists and art; Chantal Joffe.

liverpoolmuseums.org.uk - Chantal Joffe 'Untitled'
Chantal Joffe was born in St. Albans in 1969. She studied at Camberwell School of Art 1987-88, Glasgow School of Art 1988-91 and the Royal College of Art 1992-94. She received a Delfina Studio Trust Award 1994-96 and was awarded the Abbey Scholarship at the British School at Rome 1998-99, which was followed by her first one-person shows in Venice and Bologna 1999.


victoria-miro.com
Chantal Joffe, 1969 born St. Albans, lives and works in London
British artist Chantal Joffe is well known for her expressive studies of girl children, couples ludicrously copulating or women brazenly demonstrating their sexuality. Joffe's workings of these subjects subvert accepted cultural opinions of such imagery. Painted individually or in groups, her characters often peer out of the image, posing informally as if in family snapshots. Her characters display a good humoured, almost comical array of emotions ranging from innocence to corruption and sincerity to worldliness and artificiality.

victoria-miro.com - From Pornography to Painterly perception
Evening standard, Nick Hackworth

mamma-roma.com
Chantal Joffe paints visceral portraits of women and children, derived from a variety of sources from the family photo to magazine advertisements and pornographic models. Their fluid and directly expressive rendering flirts with caricature but somehow has the effect of filling her subjects with personality. The images possess a menacing humour and are highly enjoyable and strangely confrontational.

re-title.com - Chantal Joffe, Black Sleeveless Dress, 2005
Known for her expressive studies of women and children, these new paintings represent a shift away from the intimacy characteristic of Joffe’s previous work. Her fluid and deliberately disintegrating painting style is carried out on a scale that boldly distorts the familiar figurative elements of her work, and serves to heighten the sense of the physicality of paint and the process of painting itself.

thefirstpost.co.uk - Mother and Child II
Joffe is known for her expressive paintings of women and children, drawn from sources as diverse as fashion magazines and pornography. Her latest exhibition quite literally takes her work to new heights: the canvases are huge - so big that Joffe had to use a scaffold to create them.

findarticles.com - Chantal Joffe, Victoria Miro Galleryby Richard Ingleby
Her big rude paintings were hard to miss, not least because of their subject matter, but also because of the way that she paints with a kind of easy control - effortless without being slick.