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Chantal Joffe

NIGHT SELF-PORTRAIT IN RED DRESS, 2014

Oil on canvas
83 7/8 × 60 1/4 in
213 × 153 cm
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New York
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Chantal Joffe
British, b. 1969
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Recalling Alice Neel, Max Beckmann, and Alex Katz, Chantal Joffe makes portraits that bring a combination of insight, wit, and an eye for awkwardness and individuality to the genre of portrait painting. Based loosely on photographs of women sourced from fashion magazines, photo albums, pornography, and elsewhere, Joffe’s paintings—juxtaposing thin, dripping washes with thicker oily passages—explore the notion that all appearances and images, regardless of how off-hand they may seem, are carefully planned and constructed. "I’m a terrible photographer [...] But in a way, the more the photo is crap, the better to paint from," she says.

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Chantal Joffe
British, b. 1969
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Recalling Alice Neel, Max Beckmann, and Alex Katz, Chantal Joffe makes portraits that bring a combination of insight, wit, and an eye for awkwardness and individuality to the genre of portrait painting. Based loosely on photographs of women sourced from fashion magazines, photo albums, pornography, and elsewhere, Joffe’s paintings—juxtaposing thin, dripping washes with thicker oily passages—explore the notion that all appearances and images, regardless of how off-hand they may seem, are carefully planned and constructed. "I’m a terrible photographer [...] But in a way, the more the photo is crap, the better to paint from," she says.

Chantal Joffe

NIGHT SELF-PORTRAIT IN RED DRESS, 2014

Oil on canvas
83 7/8 × 60 1/4 in
213 × 153 cm
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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