Alice Anderson / Kirsty Buchanan / Annabel Dover / Georgie Flood / Andrea Hannon / Paul Kindersley / Hayley Lock / Cathy Lomax /
Alli Sharma / Corinna Spencer / Mark Scott Wood / Jessica Voorsanger

4 - 27 May 2012

 

CATHY LOMAX

 

The Sixteen Most Beautiful Men (8 left profiles), 2012, oil on canvas, 35x241cm


The Sixteen Most Beautiful Men (in profile)
, is an investigation into screen desire featuring portraits of male film stars from early cinema to today.

The portraits are painted from images culled from Lomax's extensive collection of film stills and are methodically organised according to the placement of the star's face in an almost ethnological way. They are accompanied by The Sixteen Most Beautiful Men (in profile) Tranzine.

This very personal look at unobtainable desire and the problematic area of male beauty is inspired by Andy Warhol's Screen Tests, Milanese Renaissance portraiture and most importantly the lingering gaze of the cinematic close-up.

 

The Sixteen Most Beautiful Men (8 right profiles), 2012, oil on canvas, 35x241cm

 

Cathy Lomax studied at Central St Martins College of Art and lives and works in London. Her previous exhibitions include Face to Face, Galerie d'YS, Brussels; The Secret of England's Greatness, Hanger 7, Salzburg and The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010.

 

Cathy Lomax talks to Topman Generation about her Beautiful Men

 
Tainted Love is travelling to...
Meter Room,
Coventry, 8 June - 8 July 2012
Down Stairs at Great Brampton House, Herefordshire, 30 Sep - 18 Nov 2012
 

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