Park is listed again by the same auction house, now Phillips, in London on February 12, lot 17 estimated £ 400K.
Although only this lot is coming back for sale, they together provided a fair view on the most recent career of the artist. A continuous feature of her technique is that she uses very thick layers of paint for offering various views to the viewer within the same canvas. She endeavors by that way to extend the time spent to contemplate the artwork even if the hidden motifs are not erotic.
The rest of the discussion here below is copied from my 2011 discussion.
Young artists often seek inspiration on the old masters, establishing their work both as a tribute to the history of art and as a contemporary vision of the image.
Like many current artists, Cecily started with sex. Appreciating the impact of voyeurism, she has hidden it in complex compositions in thick painting material, where the audience attracted by the title has fun to reconstruct a more or less realistic scene.
Park, 196 x 280 cm, oil diptych on linen painted in 2004, is inspired by an abundant vegetation. It was sold for £ 420K including premium in 2011.
The Torment of Saint Anthony, 104 x 114 cm, painted in 2010 with the same technique, is a surprising interpretation of the same theme treated by Michelangelo circa 1487, where the swirling dance of demons generates a global confusion which anticipates by 500 years the researches of abstract art. It was sold for £ 265K including premium in 2011.