“There’s a kind of a distortion that happens with adoration,” New York painter John Currin once said.
Photo: Richard Prince
Now the artist is opening a new solo show at Gagosian Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, showing a survey of his paintings made between 1989 and 2014. That includes some of his iconic paintings that tap into Old Master portraits, pin-up girls 1950s style, B-movies are all funnelled into his idealistic and sometimes pervy paintings of images.
John Currin, Tapestry, 2013.
Until April 12, check out some of his most iconic works, like Miss Fenwick from 1996, a milf in a blue dress, to Young Woman on a Lounger from 2014, a redhead who looks like a porcelain doll.
John Currin, Crystal’s Friend, 2011.
Also check out his drawings here, from sketchbooks to notepads and watercolors which tap into his bizarre take on the human form – and how he has abstracted it.
Text by Nadja Sayej
Images via Gagosian