Monday, November 02, 2009

JOHNCURRIN

John Currin has been one of my favorite painter ever since i discovered him about 6 years ago. His work has changed over the years, from his gigantic breast obsessed paintings to the pornographic scenes as of late. I love that his muse is his wife, Rachel Feinstein, an artist in her own right. It is unmistakable, her features continuously re-appear in his paintings. An old world beauty, which is interesting as his paintings remind me of the renaissance period where women's curves and shape were celebrated and adored. What i perhaps like the best is that he serves you up sex on a platter - there. In your face. In America, where most people do not talk about sexuality out in the open, it is refreshing to see an artist serve it up with gusto.











9 comments:

  1. really beautiful work-I love the red head portrait. Definitely some dirty ones but done impeccably xo

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  2. omg so talented thanks for sharing this great painter!

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  3. never heard about him. i like the painting and esp. the dress in it with the cut out heart a lot :)

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  4. wow, his art is really different--so daring, and so bold! i lvoe it!

    xx raez

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  5. I have seen a ton of his work here at Bard over the years. He is one talented painter. I love his work. I love finding posts like this when I'm blog surfing. Thanx.

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  6. great interview wiht him in Interview Mag a few months ago. google it! he is amazing!!! very cool to see it here!

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  7. so unique! love the first one.

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  8. Wow they are great! Thanks for highlighting John Currin, I'll be looking into more of his work for sure.

    Christina
    Blackberry Sherbet
    x

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  9. Not sure how I missed this post. Thanks for posting. I like john currin. Weirdly, though, I did not know that he was married to Rachel Feinstein . . .

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