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ABOUT ARTISTS: PAULA REGO

ONE DAY, SOMETHING HAPPENS: PAINTINGS OF PEOPLE │ Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery → 6 September 2015

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Condor and the Mole, 2011
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Condor and the Mole, 2011

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ARTISTS INCLUDE
Peter Blake, Enrico David, Lucian Freud, Alasdair Gray, David Hockney, David Noonan, Paula Rego, Walter Sickert, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

“Tizñ ât comn ʈīmz acrs ɖ decedz: wrc, intṛspẋn n indivijuaḷti, jý n lônliṇs” 

Continue reading ONE DAY, SOMETHING HAPPENS: PAINTINGS OF PEOPLE │ Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery → 6 September 2015

REALITY: Modern & Contemporary British Painting │ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich → 1 March 2015

“Kretd bî ātist Cris Stīvnz, RIAḶTI brñz tgɖr ovr 50 wrcs seḷbretñ ɖ streñʈ v Britiš pêntñ, wɖ sm v ɖ bst n most influenšl ātists v ɖ last sixti yirz.

Uncompṛmîzñ n drct, ɖ wrc v č ātist reprizntd rtenz a stroñ refṛns t ɖ riyl wrld, ɖ stuf v lîf. Ẇl, t an xtnt, pêntñ hz bn iclipst in rīsnt decedz bî ɖ Miniml n Cnsepčl muvmnts, insṭlešn, ftogṛfi n film, RIAḶTI testifîz t ɖ svîvl v pêntñ az a mīdı̣m, n ɖ impact v Britiš pêntñ tde.

Mêjr 20ʈ Senčri ātists r reprizntd, sč az Woltr Sic̣t, Fransis Bêcn, Lūšn Frýd n Dêvid Hocni, alñsd cntmprri pêntrz includñ Cen Curi, Jwj Šw n Caṛlîn Wōcr.

Ɖ ātists in RIAḶTI tacl a dvrs renj v subjcts, refṛnsñ ɖ bodi, rlešnšps, histri, poḷtcs, wor, ɖ ŕbn invîrnmnt n sošl išuz. Dspt ɖz dfṛnt refṛnsz, ɖ wrcs r ol ynîtd bî tu ʈñz – ɖ hāš riaḷtiz ɖt hv cnsrnd ci Britiš ātists ovr ɖ decedz n ɖ simpl act v pêntñ.

RIAḶTI: Modn n Cntmprri Britiš Pêntñ fīčrz wrcs fṛm ɖ folowñ ātists: 

Fransis Bêcn, Tôni Bevn, Jon Bratbi, Sesili Brân, Caṭžīna Colmn, Greym Crôli, Cen Curi, Dextr Dwlwŭd, Lūšn Frýd, Anṭni Grīn, Ĝen Hādi, Filip Haris, Clîv Hed, Dêvid Hefr, Dêvid Hocni, Lūc Jaxn, Sam Jaxn, Šãtal Jof, Jon Cīn, L.S. Lâri, Aḷn Mcdonld, Joc McFadı̣n, Pâla Regu, Re Ričdsn, Teri Seč, Jwj Šw, Woltr Sic̣t, Stanli Spensr, Cris Stīvnz, Caṛlîn Wōcr, Alisn Wot, Caṛl Vêt

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Continue reading REALITY: Modern & Contemporary British Painting │ Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich → 1 March 2015

PAULA REGO: THE LAST KING OF PORTUGAL AND OTHER STORIES │ Marlborough Fine Art, London → 25 October 2014

“Mālbra Fîn Āt z plizd t anâns an xibišn v ny wrc bî Pâla Rêgu. Ɖ xibišn cmprîzz ʈri ny siriz v pastlz n wōtrculrz. Č siyriz xplorz a sepṛt n cmpelñ stwri ɖt z cnsrnd wɖ n inspîrd bî Pwčgl, ɖ plês v Rêgu’z brʈ.

Ɖ Last Cñ v Pwčgl, aftr ẇč ɖ xibišn z nemd, z a siriz v pastlz fôc̣sñ on ɖ lîf v Manuel II, hu wz crând cñ in 1908 at ɖ êj v 19 folowñ ɖ asasinešn v hiz faɖr Cñ Cāḷs I. H wz nôn az Ɖ Pêtrı̣t n hiz rein lastd onli tu yirz, endñ in 1910 wɖ ɖ Rpublicn revlušn n rzultnt diṣlušn v ɖ moṇci. H fled t Britn, ẇr h rmend in exîl fr ɖ rest v hiz lîf. H marid ɖ Prinses Ōgŭsta Victoria v Hownzoḷn-Sigmarñgn n ɖe livd tgɖr in Twicnm untl hiz deʈ in 1932. Manuel dd nt rtrn t Pwčgl in hiz lîftîm, bt a Lizbn stêtfynṛl wz oʈ̇rîzd bî Prîm̦inistr Antoniu Olivera d’Saḷzar.

Ɖ secnd siriz v pêntñz z bêst on Ɖ Relic, an 1887 novl bî Pwčgīz oʈr Esa d’Cêrož, ẇč tlz ɖ stwri v antīhiro Tioḍrīcu Rpozu hu dsivz hiz welʈi, pays ānt in ōdr t inšur hr ričz r bqiɖd t hm. T plīz hiz ānt n t rid hmslf v hiz unfeʈfl mistris, h imbācs on a jrni t ɖ Hóuli Land in srč v ɖ rlijs relic aftr ẇč ɖ siriz z nemd. Ɖ oʈr hz olwz bn wn v Pâla Rêgu’z fevrit Pwčgīz novlists. Anɖr wn v hiz novlz, Ɖ Sinz v Faɖr Amāru, wz ɖ subjct v wn v hr fînist siriz v pastlz, ẇč wz xibitd at ɖ Dulij Picčrgaḷri in 1998.

Fr ɖ ʈrd grūp v wrcs Pâla Rêgu iḷstrets a ny bc in ẇč hr dwtr Caṛlîn Wilñ rtelz ɖ tṛdišnl fôctel Stônsūp, ẇč hz xistd in nymṛs incānešnz arnd ɖ wrld fr senčriz. In it a yuñ fīmel pṛtaġnist sevz hrslf fṛm stāvešn bî âtwitñ a grūp v vilijrz intu pṛvîdñ hr wɖ ingrīdı̣nts fr a sūp ɖt in ɖ end z ebl t fīd ɖm ol. Rêgu n Wilñ’z vršn z riimajind in a ny contxt bî ʈrtīn wōtrculr-n-ñc pêntñz ɖt r sjstv v Pwčgīz landsceps n ācitecčr. Mč v Rêgu’z wrc cnsrnz fôctelz, ɖer cnsistnt abiḷti t indyr n rny. In ɖz wrcs, a cast v xpresv figrz ngošiet ɖ bândri btwn caric̣čr n fiğṛtv abstraẋn in a manr ɖt z tipicl v Rêgu’z duḅlejd ṣtiricl stîl. Ɖ frīqnt inclužn v animlfigrz in ɖ wrcs olso pṛvîdz cmpelñ n ambiğs fŷlz t ɖ hymn cast.

Ɖ xibišn wl côinsîd wɖ a publicešn v Stônsūp bî ɖ Eniʈāmn Pres, n Mālbra wl publiš a fŭli iḷstretd caṭlog v ɖ xibišn.”

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Continue reading PAULA REGO: THE LAST KING OF PORTUGAL AND OTHER STORIES │ Marlborough Fine Art, London → 25 October 2014