Ellen Altfest, ‘Stripe’, 2017, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Coloured pencil on paper, White Cube
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Ellen Altfest

Stripe, 2017

Coloured pencil on paper
4 7/10 × 7 1/5 in
11.91 × 18.39 cm
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London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris
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Ellen Altfest, 'Stripe', 2017 © Ellen Altfest. Photo © White Cube (Christopher Burke, New York)
Ellen Altfest
American, b. 1970
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With exquisite attention to the minutest details, Ellen Altfest produces naturalistic paintings that transform humble or intimate subjects—like houseplants, gourds, or a man’s underarm—into evocative, psychologically loaded objects that almost exceed realism. Altfest paints from life in every sense, faithfully recording the crevices on the surface of a gourd or each pore and every hair covering a man’s thigh. This abundance of detail, combined with Altfest’s tight framing, is at once seductive and excruciating: “I like making compositions that are awkward and go against what might be considered pleasing,” she says.

Ellen Altfest, ‘Stripe’, 2017, Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper, Coloured pencil on paper, White Cube
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Ellen Altfest, 'Stripe', 2017 © Ellen Altfest. Photo © White Cube (Christopher Burke, New York)
Ellen Altfest
American, b. 1970
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With exquisite attention to the minutest details, Ellen Altfest produces naturalistic paintings that transform humble or intimate subjects—like houseplants, gourds, or a man’s underarm—into evocative, psychologically loaded objects that almost exceed realism. Altfest paints from life in every sense, faithfully recording the crevices on the surface of a gourd or each pore and every hair covering a man’s thigh. This abundance of detail, combined with Altfest’s tight framing, is at once seductive and excruciating: “I like making compositions that are awkward and go against what might be considered pleasing,” she says.

Ellen Altfest

Stripe, 2017

Coloured pencil on paper
4 7/10 × 7 1/5 in
11.91 × 18.39 cm
.
Contact For Price
Location
London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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