Introduction
John Currin (born 1962) is an American painter based in New York City. He is best known for satirical figurative paintings which deal with provocative sexual and social themes in a technically skillful manner. His work shows a wide range of influences, including sources as diverse as the Renaissance, popular culture magazines, and contemporary fashion models. He often distorts or exaggerates the erotic forms of the female body, and has stressed that his characters are reflections of himself rather than inspired by real people. "His technical skills", Calvin Tomkins has written, "which include elements of Old Master paint application and high-Mannerist composition, have been put to use on some of the most seductive and rivetingly weird figure paintings of our era."
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Introduction
Known for his surreal or comedic paintings of female figures, often mimicking or referencing Italian and Northern Renaissance images. He employs oil painting techniques of previous centuries. He was included in the 2000 Whitney Biennial.
Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Roles
Artist, Painter
Name
John Currin
Ulan
500114618
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