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Jason Brooks: Paul Nurse and Other Works

Past display archive
24 May - 26 October 2008
Room 40


This display focuses on the work of Jason Brooks, a contemporary artist who explores the boundaries of portraiture. The centrepiece is Brooks's recently commissioned portrait of Sir Paul Nurse, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in cancer research. From a distance the painting is sharply defined, but close-up it is made up of abstracted forms; an attempt, in the artist's words, to 'get lost in somebody's structure'.

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