Thursday, 29 October 2009

Elazabeth Peyton - Live Forever

Elizabeth Peyton. I saw this exhibition in NYC last November, then in London this summer and now lucky Netherlanders get to see it. If I was in the country I'd go see it again. YES that good.
I think Peytons work is really beautiful and I don't often get excited over paintings. As with most art, the reproductions never do it justice but these back-lit by computer screen light actually does help as her work is truly luminous. The contemporary subject matter and poses, the incredible amount of detail and facial expression she gets from a few brush strokes, and the vibrant colours make each of these petite works these a feast for the eye. The exhibition is showing in Maastricht at the Bonnefanten Museum. And Maastricht is a very nice little town in the south of The Netherlands, if you haven't been definitely go for a day trip. Check out previous post here for more on the city and a few shopping tips.
An interview on Ms Peyton can be seen here. The book is also really beautiful. Live Forever, exhibition by Elizabeth Peyton is on from October 18 until March 21st 2010.

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