'Scarlett', 2010 (pictured, third from the bottom)
oil on canvas
Chantal Joffe’s pieces 'Victoria' and 'Scarlett' come from a series of recent works that present singular images of women. Substance and significance is arrived at through the presentation of hypothetically constructed ‘personas’ rather than real portraits. Created via admired role models and through the manipulation of scale, posture and brushwork, the paintings imply discomfiting psychological states.
Chantal Joffe has a solo show next year at Cheim & Read Gallery, New York and is in a group show in September at Turner Contemporary, Margate. She had a solo show at Victoria Miro, London, last month