• Marlene Dumas

    Galerie Paul Andriesse

    Marlene Dumas presents nude bodies in a very disturbing way. The intimacy of the contact with these vulnerable looking figures holds a strong attraction, but at the same time the vagueness of their delineation is so distracting one almost begins to squirm. Dumas paints bodies in the intimacy of their most mundane nakedness, yet she seems to want to distract us with all kinds of peripheral gestures. She makes us feel as if a voyeuristic look at these defenseless bodies could be as dangerous as any other aggressive act. Dumas protects her figures from an obvious visual assault with the help of

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