In the VIDEOFOCUS by UnDo.net you can discover the personality and work of Marlene Dumas, the relationships between the artworks on show, the interweaving of themes and all the charms of a genuine and full of energy creative process.
The solo show of Marlene Dumas presents twentytwo recent works: fifteen new paintings exhibited for the first time, alongside seven works from her recent London exhibition ‘Forsaken’, and fifteen historical drawings and watercolours.
Some of the artist’s favourite themes are powerfully featured here: the crucifixion, famous people linked to dramatic events - “people in extreme suffering” and examples of the tragic "fall from grace" like Amy Winehouse - representig the humanity that is the focus of her painting.
The core of the show focuses with the figures of the mother and child. They are inspired by images from the archives of the old Stelline orphanage and portraits of Pier Paolo Pasolini, his mother Susanna, and Anna Magnani, the star of Mamma Roma.
A constant dialectic between the physical and the metaphysical pervades all the works: Marlene Dumas brings us not only icons or religious symbols, but universal signs in which faith unites with tragedy and love interacts with grief.
The film “Miss Interpreted (Marlene Dumas)”, made and directed by Rudolf Evenhuis and Joost Verhey, in a version post-produced in Italian (1997, 63’, MM productions, Amsterdam) is also showing at the exhibition.
For further infos visit www.marlenedumas.nl
MARLENE DUMAS. Sorte
till 17 June 2012