About Cecily Brown

 

Cecily Brown was born in London in 1969. She is known for her tactile, semi-abstract paintings, which explore the power relationship between male and female. The vivid colours and expressive shapes give the appearance of movement - a state of continual flux. Punctuating the chaos are moments of startling clarity, which makes fragmented commentary on desire, life and death depart from the human forms she is depicting. Since the end of the 1990s, Brown has been living and working in New York.