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This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Exhibition A.

Condition Report: Unframed; sheet is rolled; mild crease to the lower right corner; mild edge wear; overall presents well.

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Working in oil and acrylic and at small- to mid-scale, Genieve Figgis produces paintings rich in color, texture, humor, and the macabre. Through her work, she explores and sends-up the idealization of luxury and leisure in paintings and photographs throughout art history. Like these historical works, her paintings feature sumptuous domestic interiors and stately country homes, idyllic natural settings, and protagonists dressed in finery and engaged in such activities as feasting, horseback riding, playing piano, or attending a party. Figgis’s body of work also includes her take on the tradition of portraiture and the odalisque. In her compositions, however, all is not well. Her figures appear either faceless or as foolishly grinning, ghoul-like creatures, whose loosely rendered forms seem vulnerable and insubstantial as they merge with their lushly painted, semi-abstract surroundings.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Horses - A Group ExhibitionV1 Gallery
What we do in the shadowsAlmine Rech
2016
Heavy Metal PicnicHarper's
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Lot 37002

Pink Sky, 2015

Archival pigment on paper
30 1/2 × 30 in
77.5 × 76.2 cm
Edition 4/100
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Estimated value: $2,000–$3,000
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This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Exhibition A.

Condition Report: …

Medium
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Working in oil and acrylic and at small- to mid-scale, Genieve Figgis produces paintings rich in color, texture, humor, and the macabre. Through her work, she explores and sends-up the idealization of luxury and leisure in paintings and photographs throughout art history. Like these historical works, her paintings feature sumptuous domestic interiors and stately country homes, idyllic natural settings, and protagonists dressed in finery and engaged in such activities as feasting, horseback riding, playing piano, or attending a party. Figgis’s body of work also includes her take on the tradition of portraiture and the odalisque. In her compositions, however, all is not well. Her figures appear either faceless or as foolishly grinning, ghoul-like creatures, whose loosely rendered forms seem vulnerable and insubstantial as they merge with their lushly painted, semi-abstract surroundings.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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