In her new series of paintings, Austrian artist Martha Jungwirth captures fleeting, internal impulses – often inspired by impressions from her travels, friends and companions, Greek mythology, art history, contemporary politics and popular culture. Bridging abstraction and figuration, her works are grounded in closely observed perceptions of both her interior and exterior worlds.
The exhibition’s title, All Will Fall, is borrowed from an etching in Francisco Goya’s Los Caprichos (1797–99), a group of works satirising Spanish society. Jungwirth’s Nicht mehr und nicht weniger series is titled after one of these etchings, Ni mas ni menos (Neither more nor less; 1797–98), in which Goya caricatures the painter as a monkey and the sitter as a donkey, poking fun at the vanity and flattery involved in portraiture.
About Flavia Frigeri
Dr Flavia Frigeri is an art historian, curator and lecturer. As the Chanel Curator at the National Portrait Gallery, she is leading the three-year project Reframing Narratives: Women in Portraiture to enhance the representation of female artists and sitters in the collection. She was previously a Teaching Fellow in History of Art at University College London (UCL) and Curator, International Art at Tate Modern. She holds a PhD from UCL, an MA from University of Chicago and a BA from John Cabot University, Rome.
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