Paintings by Cecily Brown appear to be constantly changing, pulsing with the sensual energy of her expressive style and vibrant colour, and veering restlessly between abstract and figurative styles. She commands a style that defies the constraints of narrative to reach an astonishing visual and thematic fluidity, making references to the masters of Western painting like Paolo Veronese, Peter Paul Rubens, Edgar Degas, Willem de Kooning, and Joan Mitchell as well as to popular culture. Her aggressive use of the naked form in particular demonstrates her dedication to wresting traditional themes out of their expected surroundings. Brown keeps an unending, active present while sprinkling moments of stunning clarity across her visual shorthand.
Sort by surname
Sort by country