Jenny Saville

Jenny Saville
Library Shelf Location 18.SAVI
Publication Date 2005
Abstract "The human organism is an atrocity exhibition at which he is an unwilling spectator." With some qualifications, the words with which a character in one of J.G Ballards novels describes the central protagonist could apply to a viewer of jenny Savilles work. The caveats are crucial: the viewer is not a spectator and is not unwilling. Saville's paintings do not allow a disinterested glance. Once you look, you're hooked. At the same time they do not force themselves on the viewer. they draw out something that is repressed or obscure in the viewers experience and bring it to light.
ISBN 0847827577
Quantity 1
Pages 172
Author John Gray
Format Hardcover
Publisher Gagosian Gallery
Related Artist Jenny Saville
Category Painting
Language English

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