Gallery Hopping: See Chantal Joffe’s New Techniques at Galerie Forsblom
Joffe's works explore womanhood through a new lens.
Helsinki’s Galerie Forsblom brings us “Family,” a selection of works from Chantal Joffe, exhibiting a technique unlike that which we usually see by the English artist.
In contrast to her highly expressive oil paintings, here the artist presents us with a series of pastels, which bring with them a softness, that by no means takes away from her powerful female subjects. Instead, it allows her to present them in a new light.
The artist’s typical themes of friends, family, and motherhood are represented in “Family,“ and included are her signature self-portraits. Warm and provocative interpretations of her subjects capture them as relaxed, soulful beings, making this exhibition another expression of Joffe’s exploration of womanhood.
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Chantal Joffe, “Family” is on display at Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki until November 20, 2016.
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