Eline Peek: Painting


Born in 1970 in Utrecht, Netherlands, Eline Peek studied advertising and presentation techniques at Nimeto, Utrecht and autonomous design at the School of the Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.

“People seeing the paintings of the Utrecht artist Eline Peek (1970) for the first time tend to shuffle by in shock or embarrassment or to look away. Her big, all-revealing ‘portraits’ make you feel quite uneasy. The confrontational nudes are, in the first instance, not pleasing to the eye: decrepit, sagging bodies, hollow-eyed faces, droopy breasts, pendulous folds of skin, angular limbs, an unhealthy skin and genitalia prominently on show. Without any inhibitions they pose nude or in their underwear. All larger than life-sized and shamelessly facing the viewer, what’s more their eyes stare searchingly at you; they are actually looking for contact.” (Chris Will, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam)

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