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Renowned surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011) enjoyed a distinguished career as painter, printmaker, sculptor, novelist, playwright and short-story writer. Beginning at the dawn of the international Surrealist movement in the 1930s, her career has taken her from London to Paris to Mexico City, where she currently resides and where she is revered as one of the living masters of contemporary art.
Carrington’s luminous and finely detailed works describe a fantastic world that seems eerily familiar. Strange creatures, human, animal and mythological, inhabit landscapes and interior spaces, where they perform rituals of magic, incantation, transformation and regeneration. Carrington constructs scenarios, through painstaking detail, which encourage a suspension of disbelief, a dreamlike state, thus allowing the viewer to enter her vision of the world.
At Graphicstudio, Carrington created six prints: a nine-color intaglio and a set of five intaglios with five text pages by her son, poet Gabriel Weisz Carrington.