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Genieve Figgis

Dublin-born artist Genieve Figgis explores images from art history through a modern lens of figurative abstraction and her own Irish identity and dark humour. Particularly referencing and reinventing the idyllic, romantic, and lavish scenes in the art of aristocratic culture—especially that of the French pre-revolutionary Rococo period—her paintings are rich in colour and thickly textured with painterly forms that, while recognisable, appear dreamlike and macabre. She was discovered by American artist Richard Prince after she began uploading her work to Twitter in 2014, and credits this initial attention with being quickly propelled into the international art world. She lives and works out of County Wicklow in the idyllic Irish countryside.

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