Her paintings are a mingle of colors in heavy layers. The flesh is recognizable by its color but often hidden in the folds of the impasto. The viewer cannot perceive from a single angle all the secrets of the composition and stays in front of the canvas until he believes having fully elucidated its mystery. In her style she associates the thick flesh by Lucian Freud with the torments of Francis Bacon in a boundary between expressionism and abstraction that follows de Kooning.
Painted at the end of that first period in 1998 with an enticing title and nude buttocks in the foreground, The girl who had everything, oil on canvas 253 x 280 cm, was sold for £ 1,87M including premium by Sotheby's on 28 June 2017.
The artist manipulates with a clever humor the desires of the voyeurs. At the turn of the 2000s she knows that her art has acquired such a pornographic reputation that she no longer needs to hide sex in her compositions. Without changing her technique, she quietly turns her painting toward other subjects such as the illustration of poems, musicals or films mentioned in her titles.
Painted in 2004, Park is an oil on linen from that second period. The two 196 x 140 cm elements of this diptych have an opposite density : on the left a sparse garden, on the right a lush vegetation, the whole without an erotic imagery.
Park was discussed in this column before being sold for £ 420K including premium by Phillips de Pury on October 12, 2011. This artwork comes on October 6 in London in the same auction house that became Phillips in the meanwhile, lot 7 estimated £ 400K .
SOLD for £ 850K including premium