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About Chantal Joffe

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.

British, b. 1969, St. Albans, Vermont, based in London, United Kingdom

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
Chantal Joffe: Family, Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
2015
Chantal Joffe: Night Self-Portraits, Cheim & Read, New York
2012
Chantal Joffe, Cheim & Read, New York

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Human Condition, John Wolf Art Advisory & Brokerage, Los Angeles
2015
Painting, works on paper and prints, Alex Daniels - Reflex Amsterdam, Amsterdam
2014
Ritratto di donne, Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia