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"Struggle(s)" april - june 2012

Born in 1953 in South Africa. Lives and works in Amsterdam.

Marlene Dumas grew up under the apartheid regime in South Africa, a fact that left an important mark on her work. Her paintings and drawings explore themes as diverse as art history and literature, sexuality, racism and Africa. Religion and the concepts of guilt and forgiveness are recurring subjects. It is with a social and sexual perspective that Dumas paints nudity, but also portraits sick children or abused people, which reveal the human body in all its poetry and degeneration.

 

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