Fiona Rae

British, b. 1963

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Fiona Rae

British, b. 1963

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Counted among the Young British Artists (YBA), Fiona Rae has drawn inspiration from many divergent sources ranging from Willem de Kooning to cartoons. Her abstract paintings make bold use of juxtaposition, both formal and thematic. Rae combines contrasting painting styles on the same canvas and renders often kitschy images with formal techniques such as impasto, resulting in works that are at once fanciful and serious, enchanting and slightly menacing. A critique of contemporary society is implicit in her work and is exemplified by her 2011 painting Kick me to the future so I can be reloaded.

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Serpentine Galleries, and 3 more
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Biography

Counted among the Young British Artists (YBA), Fiona Rae has drawn inspiration from many divergent sources ranging from Willem de Kooning to cartoons. Her abstract paintings make bold use of juxtaposition, both formal and thematic. Rae combines contrasting painting styles on the same canvas and renders often kitschy images with formal techniques such as impasto, resulting in works that are at once fanciful and serious, enchanting and slightly menacing. A critique of contemporary society is implicit in her work and is exemplified by her 2011 painting Kick me to the future so I can be reloaded.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Serpentine Galleries, and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale International Exhibition
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