Annie Kevans, Boys, Adolf Hitler, Germany, 2004. Courtesy Saatchi Gallery, London.
Artists from The Unwritten disclose the sources from which their work originated. On Wednesday, November 12th, Marres invites Annie Kevans.
19:00 – Door opens / Exhibition visit ‘The Unwritten’
20:30 – Start Artist Talk Annie Kevans
21:45 – End
Admission € 5 Students Free
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About the artist
In her work, Kevans often examines the constructed identity of well-known individuals such as those of (child) celebrities or mistresses of American presidents. For this series of portraits, she studied child- hood photographs and other archival material of infamous dictators of the 20th century. Her evocation of the idealized image of the innocent child portrait that, since Victorian times, has always been displayed with big eyes and full cheeks, causes a dilemma for the viewer. Does he believe in the innocence of the child, or does he see the portrait as a facade for the cruelty of the adult hiding behind the portrait?
Annie Kevans (France, 1972) lives and works in London. Her paintings show her interest in power, manipulation and the role of the individual. Since her graduation from the Central St. Martins School of Art & Design London in 2004, Kevans has had several solo exhibitions in New York, London and Vienna.