My work evolves in a conceptual space where social and political ideas encounter the material processes of handwork and industry, where the organization of fields and the objects they help generate is constantly subverted by the swarming, anarchic energy of the objects themselves. Extrapolating from
The relation between art and female beauty, art and pornography, female models and models of art, all have been a constant theme for Marlene Dumas. Her work recalls the painterly gestures of Expressionism, whilst combining the critical distance of Conceptual art with the pleasures of eroticism. Some
Chila Kumari Burman was raised by East Indians who emigrated to the impoverished Bootle district of Liverpool in the '50s. She was taught early and young to look for identity between the cracks of culture.
Burman uses memorabilia from her past -- shards of humor, pain, and the unexplained -- to