These Strangers… Painting and People
Roma Publications, S.M.A.K., 2016
Published on the occasion of a group exhibition of nine artists which took place in the autumn and winter of 2016/17 at the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent, this catalogue reflects upon contemporary figurative painting. Each painter has developed an idiosyncratic vision of how to represent people, and this book’s bold juxtaposition of their widely varied styles offers an intriguing cross-section of the genre and its possible futures. Works by the contributing artists – Nicole Eisenman, Victor Man, Alice Neel, Paulina Ołowska, Henry Taylor, Nicolas Party, Elizabeth Peyton, Avery Singer, and Katharina Wulff – are accompanied by texts from several authors.