Tschabalala Self: Body language

from an exhibition at the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021:

Tschabalala Self:  By Myself 

 American born 1990

 

 

A number of artists in the US have taken up figuration in recent years.

 

 

Tschabalala Self is one of them.

 

 

 

In the gallery during this exhibition

 

 

She says:  “The Black woman’s body is the first body.  The Black woman’s body has given life to all human bodies that exist today.  It is a point of reference for all of us…

 

The Black female body is for me generous and full of abundance.  If the Black woman’s body were a physical place, I would see it as Eden….

 

 

 

Sunday, 2016, handmade paper, fabric, faux fur, upholstery fabric, acrylic paint, Flashe (vinyl emulsion paint) and dyed canvas on canvas.

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by a private collection to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

Chop, 2016, oil paint, Flashe (vinyl emulsion paint), acrylic paint, thread, and coloured pencil on canvas. 

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by a private collection  to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

 

Loner, 2016, fabric, upholstery fabric, faux fur, thread, Flashe (vinyl emulsion paint), and acrylic paint on canvas.

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by a private collection  to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

Pant, 2018, oil, Flashe (vinyl emulsion paint), acrylic paint, fabric, paper and exposed thread on canvas. 

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by the Philadelphia Art Museum to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

 

Sock, 2018,  oil-based printmaking ink, Flashe (vinyl emulsion paint), acrylic paint, fabric, dyed canvas on canvas.

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loan of the artist to the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2021.

 

 

 

 

Father, 2018, acrylic paint, gouache, Flashe (vinyl emulsion paint), thread, and fabric on canvas.

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by a private collection  to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

 

Horse, 2018, Flashe (vinyl emulsion paint), gouache, acrylic paint, oil paint, thread, faux fur, digitally printed canvas, and fabric on canvas.

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loan of the artist to the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2021.

 

 

 

 

Carpet, 2020, pigment and oil on paper, fabric, stamped canvas, gingham, upholstery fabric, painted canvas, thread, craft paper, silk, acrylic paint, and hard acrylic molding paste on canvas.

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by a private collection  to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

 

 

Rainbow Bronze 1, 2021, painted bronze on rug,

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by the artist and her gallery to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

 

Two Women, 2019, painted canvas, thread, tinsel, Flashe (vinyl emulsion paint) and acrylci paint on dyed canvas. 

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by the Rubell Museum to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

Two Women, 1907-1908 cast, 1930, bronze. 

Henri Matisse, 1869-1954, French. Baltimore Art Museum

 

A source for the painting below.

 

Two Women 2, 2021, tulle, lace, velvet, silk, oil paint, acrylic paint, pigment hand-mixed in acrylic binder, thread, unexposed cyanotype, digital print on canvas, and painted canvas on canvas.

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by the artist and her gallery to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

 

Two Women 3, 2021, tulle, velvet, lace, thread, acrylic paint, digital print on canvas, and painted canvas on canvas.

Tschabalala Self, American born 1990. Loaned by the artist and her gallery to the Baltimore Art Museum in 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Tschabalala Self: Body language

  1. Such delightful fun and wicked humour. These are wonderful. Thanks for putting them all together and sharing them.

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