In this film Ellen Altfest discusses her exhibition The Bent Leg at White Cube Hoxton Square. Altfest reveals her process which involves working directly from life and making many preparatory drawings before each painting begins. She explains how her work has demanded an increasingly specific relationship to the edge or frame of the canvas and how the work is influenced both by the male objectification of women's bodies in art as well as the more recent history of abstraction.
The Bent Leg
15 November 2011 – 7 January 2012