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For its Art Basel Online Viewing Room, Victoria Miro presents Figures in Space, a presentation themed around depictions of the figure, featuring paintings by Celia Paul, alongside works by Hernan Bas, Chantal Joffe, Chris Ofili and Tal R.

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Celia Paul’s art stems from a deep connection with subject matter and is quiet, contemplative and ultimately moving in its profound attention to detail and deeply-felt spirituality. She is renowned for her intimate depictions of people and places she knows well, especially her sister Kate–as seen in Kate in White, Spring, 2018. Paul has produced a number of evocative self-portraits over the …

Celia Paul’s art stems from a deep connection with subject matter and is quiet, contemplative and ultimately moving in its profound attention to detail and deeply-felt spirituality. She is renowned for her intimate depictions of people and places she knows well, especially her sister Kate–as seen in Kate in White, Spring, 2018. Paul has produced a number of evocative self-portraits over the course of her career. Works such as Self-Portrait in a Narrow Mirror, 2019, open up a painterly and conceptual dialogue between the dual role of subject and artist– caught between self-possession and …

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