Here are some pieces by one of my favorite artists, South African born Marlene Dumas.  I just happened to catch her first exhibition in the States, at the MOMA in New York, the Winter of ’09 and was blown away.  Her simple palette and brush strokes carry so much power.  I loved her colors which were bold in her oil paintings and then soft in her watercolor portraits.  Initially, I am magnetized to colors when I look at paintings and seeing her work in person was like a lesson in color combinations for me.  But it’s her slightly off colors and sometimes twisted images that really intrigue me, and continue to pull me into her work.

Images via Google.

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