Coverbild Marlene Dumas
Marlene Dumas
Wet Dreams: Watercolors
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Edited by: Prof. Dr Thomas Knubben, Tilman Osterwold
Texts by: Jean-Christophe Ammann, Marlene Dumas, Prof. Dr Thomas Knubben, Tilman Osterwold
German, English
October 2003 , 128 Pages
hardcover
246mm x 174mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-1343-6
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Evocative watercolors by the South African painter presented in a beautifully designed little art book.
Apart from collages, paintings and objects, the oeuvre of the South African-born, Netherlands-based artist Marlene Dumas, who established herself as one of the foremost contemporary European artists, is primarily characterized by watercolors. Her suggestive works are mostly based on photographs from magazines which she blurs, crops or distorts. With this, Dumas explores the sexualized dynamics between picture, painter and viewer. Her openly sensualistic representations of human bodies and faces always deal with the central questions of life. The book at hand features a broad selection of the loaded and expressive watercolors by the artist, expounding on the primary topics in Marlene Dumas´ work: cliché pictures of the female, relations between the sexes, role plays, sexuality and pornography, guilt and violence, birth and death. A special feature is a number of collaborations - works which the artist created with her daughter Helena and the painter Bert Boogaard. The artist: Marlene Dumas (born in Capetown, 1953). From 1972-1975 studied Fine Arts at the University of Capetown, from 1976-1978 studied at the Ateliers ´63 at Haarlem. Numerous solo exhibitions at the Bonner Kunstverein; Tate, London; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Centre Pompidou, Paris; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, and other places. Participation in documenta 7, documenta IX, Venice Biennale. Lives and works in Amsterdam. Exhibition Schedule: Städtische Galerie Ravensburg September 28 - December 14, 2003
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