Kiki Smith

Portrait of Kiki Smith, from the series “The Throbbings”. Oil on canvas and mixed technique, 80x80cm. Kiki Smith, multidisciplinary contemporary artist is one of the subjects of this series “Les Throbbings” for the feminine notion assumed and claimed. She mixes nature and the female figure, a work that is falsely naïve, animistic and animalistic, which paradoxically gives back its place to the woman’s body. It questions the universality and the timelessness of our place, we women, in nature. This portrait would be a question: artistic creation is only a representation of nature, or of our nature?

© Alice Laverty ADAGP Paris 2020