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Curl
Curl
Fiona Rae 
Artist 
Fiona Rae
Title 
Curl  
Date  
1997-1998
Medium  
Oil on canvas
Dimensions  
153(H) x 128.5(W) x 5(D)
Inscription  
VERSO TL: Fiona Rae TR: Curl 1997 - 1998 TOP OF STRETCHER BAR: B30585
Acquisition  
Purchased from Waddington Galleries, March 1998
Number  
17307
Description

"Curl" presents a maelstrom of optical effects, like the visual equivalent of sampled music or a series of rapidly edited film clips. The apparently chaotic black and white sweeps of paint which cover the surface of the canvas are peppered with brightly coloured discs, which have been compared to vinyl records, liquorice sweets, and planets. Rae often resists any attempt to interpret her works as depictions of recognisable subjects, and "Curl" is no exception. She studied at Goldsmiths College in London and is one of a number of artists whose work made a great impact on British contemporary art in the 1990s.
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