British born, and daughter of art critic David Sylvester, Cecily Brown is a young star of the New York art world, where she has lived for ten years. (return to top) View Full Site. Is there an alternative? The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. Courtesy of Gagosian. I have not seen a show of her works for a few years and am surprised by the sheer number of recognisable figures in her paintings. Cecily Brown is a contemporary British painter. Correction: A previous version of this article misstated that Cecily Brown is a Turner Prize winner. Photo by Tom Lindboe. “Sometimes contemporary work might sort of do something jarring that actually helps make other things look more alive, too.”. She works on up to 20 paintings at a time, allowing them to dry in between so she can be as gestural as she wants to be when she goes into a work. Until now, she’s travelled back home to visit her “enormous” family at least twice a year, and has become ravenous in her consumption of imported British culture. Courtesy of Blenheim Art Foundation. She is that oxymoron, a fashionable painter, with waiting lists of collectors queuing up for her paintings. Due to COVID-related travel restrictions, she’s been unable to travel, and supervised the installation remotely over daily video calls. She hopes her works will bring the site into conversation with the present. Cecily Brown (born 1969) is a British painter.Her style displays the influence of a variety of painters, from Francisco de Goya, Willem de Kooning, Francis Bacon and Joan Mitchell, to Old Masters like Rubens and Poussin, yet her works also present a distinctly female viewpoint. Discover (and save!) In the Green Drawing Room, a framed childhood photo of Brown on horseback has been inconspicuously added to a display of the current Duke’s family photos, a subtle infiltration among the grandeur. For more than twenty years, British-born American artist Cecily Brown has been producing works in the intersection between figuration and abstraction focusing on the representations of corporeality. Now, in a series of new works commissioned for Blenheim Palace, furry animals are back for a rather different type of collision. Her erotically charged, large-scale paintings are layered figurative or semi-figurative abstractions with lascivious rich colors and strong, energetic brushwork, whose themes are sexuality and attraction. See available paintings, prints and multiples, and works on paper for sale and learn about the artist. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Courtesy of Blenheim Art Foundation. View Cecily Brown’s 340 artworks on artnet. I have been teetering back and forth with a narrative recently. She worked as a waitress to make ends meet and then got a job in an animation studio where, during her spare time in the evenings, she made her one and only film, an erotic work that made me blush when I saw it. Cecily Brown is a London-born contemporary artist based in New York City, who combines figuration with abstraction to explore themes of sexuality, pornography and attraction. is best known for large-scale canvases filled with bravura brushstrokes that exert a certain visual magic. Brown was born in 1969 in London; her mother is the writer Shena Mackay and her father is the late art critic David Sylvester. To support truly independent journalism, please consider making a contribution or taking a subscription. Gallery: What the world’s tourist attractions could have looked like (Love Exploring) Cecily Brown in her studio, New York, 2001. Pre-pandemic, Brexit was the issue making headlines, as the government negotiated its way out of the European Union—a move that had split the country into warring ideological factions, and forced her to question her own relationship with Britain. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. Cecily Brown (nacida en 1969) es una pintora británica. Cecily Brown. Early in her career, the British-born, Brooklyn-based artist Cecily Brown (b1969) painted bunnies engaged in orgies, psychedelic collisions of mammalian flesh.