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Rachel Kneebone

Glyndebourne X, 2016

Pencil on paper
23 2/5 × 16 1/2 in
59.4 × 42 cm
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London, Hong Kong
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Rachel Kneebone, 'Glyndebourne X', 2016 © Rachel Kneebone. Photo © White Cube (George Darrell)
Rachel Kneebone
British, b. 1973
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Writhing limbs, phalluses, and hybrid body parts all pour out from Rachel Kneebone’s porcelain sculptures. Treading a seductive line between beauty, ecstasy, and death, Kneebone mines from the works of Ovid, William Blake, and Dante to produce figurative forms that reference Auguste Rodin and his seminal works like Gates of Hell (1880-1917). Profoundly influenced by Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Kneebone conjures states of erotic transgression as human parts migrate into amorphous forms. The plinths that support her figures give way to cracks and ruptures as, seemingly, the force of these climactic struggles and grotesque scenes becomes too much to bear.

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Rachel Kneebone, 'Glyndebourne X', 2016 © Rachel Kneebone. Photo © White Cube (George Darrell)
Rachel Kneebone
British, b. 1973
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Writhing limbs, phalluses, and hybrid body parts all pour out from Rachel Kneebone’s porcelain sculptures. Treading a seductive line between beauty, ecstasy, and death, Kneebone mines from the works of Ovid, William Blake, and Dante to produce figurative forms that reference Auguste Rodin and his seminal works like Gates of Hell (1880-1917). Profoundly influenced by Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Kneebone conjures states of erotic transgression as human parts migrate into amorphous forms. The plinths that support her figures give way to cracks and ruptures as, seemingly, the force of these climactic struggles and grotesque scenes becomes too much to bear.

Rachel Kneebone

Glyndebourne X, 2016

Pencil on paper
23 2/5 × 16 1/2 in
59.4 × 42 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
location
London, Hong Kong
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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