The intense calligraphic lines of Figment 1b radiate with the same force from the canvas as we find in her charcoal drawings. They seem spontaneous and yet at the same time placed with discipline and precision. In a comparable way to the works on paper, the new paintings also seem to have evolved in one energetic …

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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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2020
Fiona Rae - ABSTRACTSGalerie Nathalie Obadia
2018
Fiona RaeBuchmann Galerie
2017
FIONA RAEBuchmann Galerie Lugano
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Figment 1b, 2015

Oil and acrylic on canvas
24 × 19 1/2 in
61 × 49.5 cm
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The intense calligraphic lines of Figment 1b radiate with the same force from the canvas as we find …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, titled, dated on back
Frame
Not included

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.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
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Selected exhibitions (3)
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