Jacqueline Humphries



Not on display
Jacqueline Humphries born 1960
Oil paint on canvas
Unconfirmed: 2896 x 3226 mm
Lent by the Tate Americas Foundation, courtesy of the North American Acquisitions Committee with additional assitance from Komal Shah and Gaurav Garg 2015
On long term loan

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Humphries’s large paintings are made with silver and black paint so that areas absorb and reflect light in dramatic contrast. The artist is aware that the glow of screens and tablets have changed our ways of seeing. Her paintings alludes to this, but create less stable light effects. Accents of colour animate the surface, along with passages of silver paint akin to scribbles or doodles. Humphries’s paintings often seem to be made very quickly, but some marks are in fact created with stencils, and are built up to resemble drips or fast strokes of paint.

Gallery label, July 2015

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