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Description - Genieve Figgis by Alison Gingeras

"...trippy, drippy figurative paintings that are remixes of specific historical paintings, whose vibe is super fresh and funny." -JUXTAPOZ magazine

Combining the dark wit of Francisco Goya with the lush painterly style of Elizabeth Peyton, Dublin-based artist Genieve Figgis is the painter of the moment. Within just a few years of leaving school, she has become a favourite of critics and artists alike, including Richard Prince, the art world's resident provocateur. Remarkably prolific, Figgis paints quickly but deftly, cycling through a range of painterly styles and highly charged content, from bawdy, sexual vignettes with women and men in various states of undress to darker, more macabre scenes. Regardless of theme, each work is a world unto its own.

The beautifully packaged volume features the full complement of the artist's ravishingly intimate work, including select drawings. Dodie Kazanjian interviews the artist regarding one of her most recent projects, paintings and sketches devoted to the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet, and her immersive process as she undertook them. Alison Gingeras contributes an essay exploring Figgis's consummate storytelling and how this impulse relates to the artist's Irish roots.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780847860647
ISBN-10: 0847860647
Format: Hardback
(260mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Skira Rizzoli
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
Publish Date: 14-Nov-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Alison Gingeras

Dodie Kazanjian is a writer on contemporary art based in New York. She has been a contributing editor to Vogue for over 25 years. Most recently she became director of the Gallery Met of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Alison Gingeras is an independent curator and art writer based in New York.

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