Katerina Belkina

The Contemporary Appeal
of Katerina Belkina’s Portraits

The current landscape of contemporary figurative painting has certainly seen a resurgence over the last few years. Whether it is the appeal of Lucien Freud’s very human portraits with the physical flaws of his subjects depicted or the recent strong auction prices at Sotheby’s for Jenny Saville’s provocative canvases, these works resonate with collectors today as society re-evaluates its cultural obsession with the body.

“My face and body are the main instruments I use to incarnate the images I want. Standing in front of the camera as a model, I follow the age-old theatrical practice of playing roles.” 


8 November 2019