Preview: Thursday 10 January 2019
11 January 2019 – 16 March 2019
White Cube Hong Kong
Ellen Altfest presents her first solo exhibition in Asia with works painted during the past five years. Taking the human body and nature as her subject, the artist renders each in equally meticulous detail, resulting in paintings that verge on the abstract.
Since leaving Yale School of Art Ellen Altfest has developed her own distinct and devoted approach to a figurative and representational painting. The writer and artist David Humphrey notes how ‘her paintings celebrate the way objects become engulfed by their surroundings and simple acts of identification multiply and transform’.FULL PROFILE