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Sunday, 10 February 2013

Paula Rego

I happened upon Ms. Rego’s new exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art on Friday morning.

I’ve not had much opportunity to see much of her work up close, so it was a bit of a treat, although not a necessarily pleasant one!

Her work deals with “the beautiful grotesque” according to her, and there was definitely a strong combination of the both in this show.  I get the feeling she is trying to expose a level of the true nature of  humanity, as she hyper-accentuates ugliness in the characters she portrays.

Really interestingly, she showed the maquettes that she uses to set up for the pastels. 

I especially liked the hand coloured etchings (only £18,000 each…).

The show runs until the 1st of March.

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