Dana Schutz | the artist
The artist Dana Schutz
Born 1976, Livonia, USA.
Lives and works in New York, .
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The majority of the canvases in Self-Eaters and the People Who Love Them and Panic, her next two solo exhibitions, depicted individual self-eaters, humanlike creatures that find nourishment by ingesting their own body parts (which they then regenerate), who seem to be citizens of an unseen community that one can imagine inhabiting a deserted island or remote jungle. In these mostly easel-scale paintings, which often teeter on the thin line between representation and abstraction, Schutzs imagined world boasted a greater population if not yet the greater complexity (social and, for that matter, compositional) inherent to depicting human interaction…
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dana schutz, the saatchi gallery
Dana Schutz’s work has been described as teetering on the edge of tradition and innovation’. ‘My paintings are loosely based on metanarratives. The pictures float in and out of pictorial genres. Still lifes become personified, portraits become events and landscapes become constructions. I embrace the area between which the subject is composed and decomposing, formed and formless, inanimate and alive. Recently I have been making paintings of sculptural goddesses, transitory still lifes, people who make things, people who are made and people who have the ability to eat themselves…