Sunday, March 20, 2011

Notes on Chantal Joffe at Victoria Miro

Demanding faces on dripping legs

Dark syrupy colours supporting illuminated faces and limbs


Strokes of green on dark background, some kind of plant, at once quietly and violently directing the viewer away from the girl with the wisp brush blonde hair who looks at you intently

Timidity in the slight blueing of the girl’s hand attached to bold arm

Small things like a glass on a table that is formed from a smearing of its surrounding colour.

Description in negative space, hair shaped by background

Simplified part line, leg between line, lip line, one line brow

Not afraid of the blue of the eyes

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