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Christopher Le Brun
Vira Barynova-KulebaTracey EminOli EppKim FalerRyan GanderAntony GormleyAllen JonesAnatoly KryvolapChristopher Le BrunPavlo MakovVolodymyr ManzhosLubomir MedvidOlaf NicolaiKitty RiceHarry RudhamAlaia de SantisArsen SavadovSiggi SekiraDavid aiu Servan-SchreiberLisa SharpeConrad ShawcrossYinka ShonibareStephen ShoreTiberiy Silvashi Sergei SviatchenkoVictor SydorenkoJuergen TellerOleg TistolTatiana Drozd, Olga Kisseleva, Taisiya PolischukRuslan Tremba Olesia TrofymenkoClare WoodsGamlet Zinkivskyi
2021, oil on canvas, 60 x 90.3 x 3 cm
hristopher Le Brun's works are notable for their layered, complex, scintillating surfaces, which he describes as ‘non-ironic, primary’ responses to the act of painting. Le Brun employs a mastery of touch and colour alongside a profound understanding of art history and a wide range of visual, musical and literary sources to engage with the major existential, aesthetic and formal questions of painting. The idea is to make a painting less fenced or surrounded, but one which feels for its boundaries organically, playing out its appearance in front of you.
About the artist
Christopher Le Brun (b. 1951) – British artist, Royal Academician (1996). He was awarded a Knighthood (Knight Bachelor) for services to the Arts in the 2021 New Year Honours.
Christopher Le Brun is one of the leading British painters of his generation, celebrated internationally since the 1980s, making both figurative and abstract work in media including painting, sculpture, watercolour and print.
He was elected President of the Royal Academy in December 2011. He was the 26th President since Sir Joshua Reynolds and the youngest to be elected since Lord Leighton in 1878. He stepped down from being President on 10th December 2019.
Born in Portsmouth in 1951, Christopher Le Brun trained at the Slade and Chelsea Schools of Art, London. In his early career, he was a double prizewinner at the John Moores exhibitions (1978, 1980), also showing in the Venice Biennale (1980) and the ground-breaking exhibition ‘Zeitgeist’ (1982) at the Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin.