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Ken Currie

 (born 1960)
Ken Currie is active/lives in United Kingdom.  Ken Currie is known for painting.

Ken Currie

Ken Currie's monumental works of this period examine the interaction between the city of Glasgow itself (undergoing a surface makeover in preparation for the European City of Culture award in 1990) and its citizens, depicted not as portrait studies but as a series of recurring motifs.  In the form of large-scale figurative painting, Currie explores themes of physicality, brutality and oppression, and this important work follows on from the (post) industrial Glasgow Triptych of 1986. The left panel, Night Shift, presents the 'wandering man' totem (Currie's own notes as follows "torpedo shrapnel in skull/cataract/hearing aid/crutch/Courbet's Beggar/Courbet's The Wandering Jew/an outsider observing/rucksack  ...  Displaying 750 of 1649 characters.

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About  Ken Currie

Born:  1960
Known for:  painting