Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lisa Yuskavage

I love Lisa Yuskavage's oil paintings. Although her treatment of the female figure is often controversial [not so much in the images I have posted below -- these works are rather tame for her], her use of color is simply incredible.

She is represented by David Zwirner in New York.



Lisa Yuskavage, Big Little Laura, 1998, Oil on linen, 76" x 96"


Lisa Yuskavage, Persimmons, 2006, Oil on linen, 48" x 72"


Lisa Yuskavage, (The One's That) Don't Want to: Bad Baby II, 1991-1992, Oil on canvas, 34.1" x 30"


Lisa Yuskavage, Big Blonde Smoking, 1994, Oil on linen, 72" x 72"


Lisa Yuskavage, Big Blonde Squatting, 1994, Oil on linen, 72" x 72"


Lisa Yuskavage, Changing, 2003, Oil on linen, 77" x 68"


If you ever get a chance to see her work in person, DO IT!

15 comments:

Char said...

her use of color looks amazing

Awesome Sara said...

I agree with char, its like eye candy. I want to lick the screen.

Tina said...

the colours are indeed stunning!

Fresh Paper said...

I love Lisa Yuskavage! I have never seen her work in person, but I really want to. If you get a chance, look at sculptor E V Day. She does really wonderful stuff. http://www.evday.net.

Fresh Paper said...

I am so jealous! I would love to have something by E V Day! Your blog is awesome, btw.

one little simitopian said...

Oh wow! The paintings really glow! I'd love to see these in person!
I love the composition of the first one.

...love Maegan said...

omg so dreamy. I feel like we've definitely oohed and aahed these at work before ...I love the Big Blonde Squatting!!! my fav!

creative kerfuffle said...

i think lisa used my butt as the model for these : ) he he
i like the pink one.

thereddeer said...

What wonderful colours, very interesting works.

E.K. said...

Ha! Thanks for the comment on the red suit! I love honesty. I always feel bad when I dump on women's fashion. That's fashion!

Awesome Sara said...

Oh!!! I TAG your ASS!!! This means you have to come up with 6 random things about you. I got tagged today and i had to make a thing. Check out my blog and see my tag post. click the words cottage cheese and there will be directions. then you have to tag 6 people. its like a chain tag.

hmstrjam said...

hey did you know lisa yuskavage and john currin were roommates post grad school?!
scary being hit by that car, glad you're ok!

Gem said...

very nice! i like the last three in particular, how the figures half-blend into the background. pretty :)

The Sexy Pedestrian said...

These are enthralling...

sallymandy said...

Cool! I see what you mean. The light and the colors are like she has some supercharged screen in front of the pieces. I love them.

Droll, if you like color and light in art, you might be interested in some fantastic photographs from Montana artist Jean Albus that I posted at my blog. They're listed under the index or whatever that thing is on the side that says your categories.

It's always so stimulating to find a new artist.

Thanks..