Sunday, October 5

Annie Kevans

Dorothea Tanning, 2014
"Annie Kevans’ paintings reflect her interests in power, manipulation and the role of the individual in inherited belief systems. It is important for the artist to examine the duality of truth and falsehood throughout her work, which she does by creating 'portraits' which may or may not be based on real documentation. She believes that a person’s identity is not preset but is a shifting temporary construction and her work questions our verdicts on history and perceptions of intellectual solidity. Kevans uses people’s familiarity with portraiture to imbue her works with truth and to explore difficult ideas."
Annie Kevans - Works
W - Annie Kevans
Young Dictator Portraits: Annie Kevans' Paintings Of Hitler, Mao And Mussolini (PHOTOS)
Guardian: Why were so many female artists airbrushed from history?
Annie Kevans: Women and the History of Art
YouTube: Saatchi Gallery, London