Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Marcin Cienski in Antwerp

A new show of paintings by Marcin Cienski has just opened in Geukens and DeVil gallery, Antwerp. (I wrote the catalogue essay for this show, which I almost certainly can't print here). Cienski's work channels the stigmatisation of saints via the victims of biological warfare. He's one of those artists who telescopes historical time, drawing from the harrowing Baroque painting of Ribera and Caravaggio as well as as the wide availability of photographic imagery on the internet. Go and have a look, if you happen to be in Antwerp for an extra-marital tryst or high-level business deal.

Details of the show are here

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