Marlene Dumas

Nuclear Family . 2013

+ The Stedelijk . David Zwirner

Dumas often finds inspiration in newspaper and magazine images from her immense visual archive. The artist believes that the endless stream of photographic images that bombards us every day influences how we see each other and the world around us. Dumas addresses this onslaught by revealing the psychological, social, and political aspects of these images.Her drawings and paintings have an enormous directness and expressiveness, which the artist couples with a certain analytical distance. Dumas does not shy away from controversial topics. In both her visual work and her writings, Dumas reflects on contemporary painting and what it means to be an artist.
The Stedelijk

. Wall Wailing . 2009

The Teacher (sub a) . 1987

Head Rest . 2001