Gillian Carnegie | the artist
The artist Gillian Carnegie
Born 1971, , UK.
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Gillian Carnegie works within traditional categories of painting – still life, landscape, the figure and portraiture – with a highly accomplished technique. Yet while apparently following the conventions of representational painting, Carnegie challenges its established languages and unsettles its assumptions…
Born in 1971, Gillian Carnegie graduated from the Royal College of Art in 1998 and went straight into the New Contemporaries show. But she is no Eminesque wild child: her thick, heavily painted works have been compared to Frank Auerbach, and when she was included in the Tate's 2003 Days Like These show, it was as part of a 'new gentleness' – as in this piece – that the curator was anxious to promote…