Jenny Saville: Rough-Hewn Portraiture

The work of Jenny Saville bucks notions of beauty by adopting a fierce aesthetic of slash and burn paint strokes. Here beauty is intensity not passivity, dynamic change not stasis, and rough-hewn individualism instead of a the homogenous airbrushed skin of the female form found in glossy fashion magazines. Her creative process is a brawl between paint and energy with both screeching and scraping their way towards a denouement of visceral bravado.