Marlborough Gallery,
6 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BY

Paula Rego: Human Cargo

Apr 17 2008 – May 17 2008

Information from Marlborough gallery website.

“Paula Rego was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1935 and has traveled between London and Portugal throughout her life. She studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art, London, and her career as an artist spans half a century.

Working from literature, myths, fairy tales, cartoons and religious texts, Rego creates narrative works imbued with mystery. She is drawn to subjects that are well known and well resolved, and takes her imagery from sources as varied as Peter Pan and Mary Magdalene.

Her first experiments with printmaking were tentative, but as she discovered the various techniques open to her, her work became liberated and extremely powerful. She commented, “I turn to etching, and lithography, with a sense of exuberance and relief. In printmaking you can give your imagination full-range and see the results almost immediately. So one image triggers the idea for the next one and so on.” Rego currently lives and works in London, and is considered one of the leading figurative artists of the day.”

 It really is worth a visit to see Rego’s graphic work. There is so much to see. I took a few shots of her work as well as close ups. Because the work is behind glass, there is some reflection going on.

The work can also be viewed at Marlborough Gallery website.


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