Jenny Saville

British, born 1970

12,546 followers

Jenny Saville

British, born 1970

12,546 followers

Jenny Saville paints female nudes in extreme states of grotesque exaggeration—deformed, obese, …

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Jenny Saville paints female nudes in extreme states of grotesque exaggeration—deformed, obese, brutalized, or mutilated—working against the male-dominated history of idealized portraits of women. “I want to be a painter of modern life, and modern bodies,” she says. The morbidity of Saville’s human subjects, often …

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Selected career achievements
Blue chip
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Solo show at a major institution
Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO)
Group show at a major institution
Tate Britain, and 2 more
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
Participated in a major biennial
SITE Santa Fe International Biennial
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