The Sphinx, 2018

New paintings exploring male friendship and competition

Janet Sainsbury focuses on the relationship between Samuel Beckett and Alberto Giacometti, who regularly walked around Paris at night discussing work and philosophy, concluding with a visit to the brothel, The Sphinx. In her paintings of romantic conquests and imagined insecurities, the great minds of existential, post-war Europe battle between the void and the demands of the flesh.

See the art

① OSR Project Space, West Coker
Friday 11 May – Saturday 12 May, 10-6pm
Sunday 14 May, 10-3pm

About the artist

Janet Sainsbury is a figurative painter working from her studio in Exeter. She is currently a student on the Turps Banana Correspondence Course, and in 2016 she was a resident at Porthmeor Studios, St Ives. She is a member of artist-led group, Preston Street Union.

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