Nicola TysonCurtain Figure 1999

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Artist
Nicola Tyson (born 1960)
Title
Curtain Figure
Date 1999
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 2032 x 1832 x 44 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the American Fund for the Tate Gallery, courtesy of Dillon Cohen 2005, accessioned 2008
Reference
T12599
Not on display

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Trained in London during the 1980s, Nicola Tyson is now based in New York, where she staged her first solo show in 1994. Tyson describes her work as 'psycho-figuration' through which she examines issues of identity, gender and sexuality. She depicts mainly solitary female figures, typically set against minimal or flatly painted backgrounds. Often these figures begin as self-portraits that are then contorted into androgynous beings. With Curtain Figure, the title may suggest a veiling of the female body. Yet the physical presence has been radically metamorphosed beyond fixed sexual identity… (read more)

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