"More than 20 years ago, at a time when art critics were proclaiming the death of painting, #JohnCurrin’s technically astounding, exaggeratedly realistic figurative oil paintings rattled the cage of the contemporary art world. This young artist painting pinups, which garishly transgressed any resemblance to the academic nude. He not only changed minds about painting, but also unabashedly brought it back."
Discover brilliant John Currin in our special 'Visual Essay' from Purple latest issue featuring text by #JeffRian.
Here a picture of "The Leg", painted in 2016 by #JohnCurrin, courtesy of @gagosiangallery captured by #RobMcKeever