John Currin

born 1962

John Currin, 'Thanksgiving' 2003
Thanksgiving 2003
© John Currin, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
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Rudely transgressing the boundaries between the elevated and the profane

The notion of the grotesque in art has been around for centuries, but it is currently being re-imagined, often with ...

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Taking the most extreme liberties to fashion an alternative world

A figure standing on the branches of a tree; a long-haired man in a canoe staring out at the river ...

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The nude stripped bare

‘To be naked is to be deprived of our clothes, and the word implies some of the embarrassment most of ...

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Aesthetics of alienation

Edward Hopper used to compare his paintings with cinematic frames. In turn, his scenes have inspired generations of filmmakers – from ...