Chantal Joffe: Personal Feeling is the Main Thing, coming to The Lowry

 Image: Chantal Joffe, The Squid and the Whale, 2017 Oil on board, 214 x 152 x 6 cm, 84 1/4 x 59 7/8 x 2 3/8 in

Image: Chantal Joffe, The Squid and the Whale, 2017
Oil on board, 214 x 152 x 6 cm, 84 1/4 x 59 7/8 x 2 3/8 in

A Week 53 Commission (19 May – 2 September 2018)

As part of The Lowry's second Week 53 Festival, Chantal Joffe's fearless paintings confront the physicality of the human body and the complexities of human emotions in a remarkable combination of detachment, humour and intimacy. Runs: 19 May – 2 September 2018.

Regarded as one of the most distinctive and uncompromising figurative artists working today, Chantal Joffe’s fearless paintings of women and girls often share glimpses of her own relationship with her daughter, while exploring transitions into adolescence and motherhood. They confront the physicality of the human body and the complexities of human emotions in a remarkable combination of detachment, humour and intimacy.