by Katherine Chen
|Torso by Jenny Saville|
Jenny Saville is a very interesting artist because of the content of her work. Her paintings are usually based on the female body; she has been inspired by surgical photographs of liposuction, trauma victims and transvestites.
Although the figures in her paintings aren’t meant to look beautiful, I feel like they are painted beautifully. Saville has a very painterly touch that makes her work look so real and alive; her strokes create so much movement in her work. She sends a message through her figures; her figures have a bold presence and basically say “what you see is what you get.”