Cally Trench: Paintings of performance artist Philip Lee

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Cally Trench has painted the body of performance artist Philip Lee, with whom she has also collaborated on performances since 2009.

Cally Trench: Goodbye Philip

Cally Trench, Goodbye Philip, 2014
Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 30 cm

Goodbye Philip shows the skull beneath the skin.

Cally Trench: Dead Philip

Cally Trench, detail of Dead Philip, 2011
Acrylic on canvas, 121 x 121 cm

Dead Philip takes Annibale Carracci's The Dead Christ of 1582 as its starting point.

Cally Trench: Philip Lee with apples and oranges
Cally Trench, detail of Philip Lee with apples and oranges, 2010
Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 152 cm

Philip Lee with apples and oranges is an intimate mapping of a man's body, shown life-size; He lies on grass surrounded by apples and oranges, with his head coated in clay slip. It was shown in Do you remember it - or weren't you there? at London Gallery West, University of Westminster, in January-March 2013. See Do you remember it or weren't you there?.

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