Lot 136 - Jenny Watson - Red Haired Girl with Buttoned Dress
Rowney Watercolour on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) original artwork
Bidding starts at £50
Jenny Watson is a post-conceptual painter represented by Vigo Gallery in London. She draws aspects of daily life into her art practice. Here the self, a bird, a cat and a horse are assembled as a set of key images urgently rendered in watercolour. She often uses the device of self-portrait as alter ego. Disjunctive combinations of image, text, haberdashery and objects alongside traditional painterly formats are often presented in an interrogation of painting itself.
Jenny Watson was born in 1951 in Melbourne, Australia. She completed her Diploma of Painting, National Gallery of Victoria Art School, Melbourne, Australia (1972) and Diploma of Education, State College of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia (1973). From 1978-1984 she was a Partner in Art Projects, Melbourne, (Artist run space). Since 2002 Jenny has been an Adjunct Professor, Queensland College of the Arts, Griffith University, Australia.