Now this is something that probably isn’t in need of coverage around here but Paula Rego is an artist much admired around these fractured parts, “fearless” is indeed the right word. This just in from Vicroria Mire gallery
“Victoria Miro is delighted to announce the representation of Paula Rego. This new collaboration with the artist will be marked by a major exhibition at the gallery during the latter part of 2021. Works by the artist will feature in the gallery’s presentation for (on-line version) of Frieze London 2020 (9–16 October; previews 7–8 October).
An artist of uncompromising vision and a peerless storyteller, Paula Rego has since the 1950s brought immense psychological insight and imaginative power to the genre of figurative art. Drawing upon details of her own extraordinary life, on politics and art history, on literature, folk legends, myths and fairytales, Rego’s work at its heart is an exploration of human relationships, her piercing eye trained on the established order and the codes, structures and dynamics of power that embolden or repress the characters she depicts. Often turning hierarchies on their heads, her tableaux, whether tender or tragic, consider the complexities of human experience and the experience of women in particular.
Victoria Miro said, ‘I have greatly admired Paula Rego for many years. She is a fearless artist who paints life and the world head-on. Her work resonates today more powerfully than ever and I am excited to bring it to new audiences. It is an immense privilege to represent her and I look forward to entering this exciting new chapter together.’ ”