MARLENE DUMAS

Jule-Die Vron

1985

Marlene Dumas/ Jule-Die Vron/ 1985/ 125 x 105cm

Marlene Dumas uses photographs of her subject to produce portraits that are never accurate versions but are extreme close ups bigger than scale, creating an image that is both representational and abstract.  This methodology also includes cropping and removing irrelevant background, taking the subject from the original context and stripping them of identity.   I like how her process includes severe close ups and how she eliminates surroundings in her work and have now been strongly influenced by her approach.

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