Something living contemporary figurative painters

Reveals the defiant energy and strange vitality of contemporary figurative painting

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 19 August 2017 to Sunday 25 February 2018

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Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Thursday 27 October 2016.
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Including Neo Rauch, Georg Baselitz, Dana Schutz, Adrian Ghenie, Ben Quilty, Mernet Larsen and others, the artists in this exhibition combine sharp social observation with strains of dark and absurdist humour. They also share a vigorous and exploratory approach to the process of creating human images through a traditional medium, seeking to discover through paint ‘something living, something that changes each day’ – in the words of Philip Guston, whose work is also on display.

With subjects including sex, food, family life, combat and the self, these artists all argue distinctively for painting’s ability to come to grips with contemporary life.