Jenny Saville(1970-), Artist
Sitter in 2 portraits
Saville's figurative work can perhaps be seen as a continuation of Lucian Freud's research into existential painting. Great slabs of paint combined at times with words gouged out of the surface take these works into a more subversive realm. Her work was in the iconic Royal Academy Sensation exhibition in 1997. Saville has had shows with the Gagosian Gallery and Kunsthaus Zürich and in 2012 a solo exhibition of her world was held at Modern Art Oxford and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.