Glenn Brown Oscillate Wildly (after 'Autumnal Cannibalism' 1936 by Salvador Dalí)  1999
Glenn Brown
Oscillate Wildly (after ‘Autumnal Cannibalism’ 1936 by Salvador Dalí) 1999
By kind permission of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Spain
Oil on linen
175.5 x 391.5 cm

Dalí’s paintings are terrible, tacky, vulgar, gruesome, full of adolescent self-loathing. That’s why I like them.

Significantly increasing the scale of the paintings they are based upon, Dalí Christ, Oscillate Wildly (both after Salvador Dalí) and Jesus; The Living Dead (after Adolf Schaller) are ecstatic, quasi-religious spectacles that hover just this side of kitsch. The landscapes and bodies that fill this room are forever suspended between being and nothingness, their wastelands and bodies taking their cue from horror films as much as painting.

Works in this room

After Life 2009
Oil on panel
Collection the artist

Misogyny 2006
Oil on panel
159 x 122.5 cm (62.5 x 48.2 in)
Douglas B. Andrews, Italy

Modern Movement 2003
Oil on panel
120 x 86 cm (47.2 x 33.8 in)
Private Collection

The Sound of Music 1997
Oil paint on acrylic over plaster, vitrine
44.4 x 40.6 x 74.2 cm (17.4 x 15.9 x 29.2 in)
Rennie collection, Vancouver, Canada

Oscillate Wildly (after ‘Autumnal Cannibalism’ 1936 by Salvador Dalí) 1999
By kind permission of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Spain
Oil on linen
175.5 x 391.5 cm
Thomas Dane, London

Dalí-Christ (after ‘Soft Construction with Boiled Beans: Premonition of Civil War’ 1936 by Salvador Dalí) 1992
By kind permission of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Spain
Oil on canvas
275 x 183 cm
Private collection, courtesy of Ivor Braka Ltd, London

Jesus; The Living Dead (after ‘Europa’ by Adolf Schaller) 1998
Oil on canvas
205.7 x 326.4 cm
Private collection, London