My Life as a Man

Talk | Saturday September 21 | 4.15pm | 1 hour

John Currin is an Amercian painter described by the New York Times as “arguably the most provocative and successful painter of his generation.” He is best known for satirical figurative paintings which deal with sexual and social themes in a technically skillful manner. His work shows a wide range of influences, including sources as diverse as the Renaissance, popular culture magazines, and contemporary fashion models. Currin often distorts or exaggerates the erotic forms of the female body, and has stressed that his characters are reflections of himself rather than inspired by real people. Currin’s work is in collections and has been exhibited internationally including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Frans Hals Museum, Netherlands; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Tate, London, Museo Stefano Bardini, Italy and Centre Pompidou, Paris. In September 2019, Dallas Contemporary will present My Life As A Man, a solo exhibition of Currin’s work.

Banner image: John Currin, Maenads, 2015. © John Currin. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.

Image credits: John Currin, Flugel Horn, 2015. © John Currin. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian. John Currin, Hot Pants, 2015. © John Currin. Photo: Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.