with an essay by Amanda Renshaw The first monograph on the British contemporary artist
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Somaya Critchlow: Paintings documents over four years of exhibited and unexhibited paintings with an interpretive essay by art historian Amanda Renshaw. Somaya Critchlow’s work delves into a fascination with self-perception and othering, suffixing the tradition of figuration with a considered examination of nudity and atmosphere. The paintings collected here compose a narrative that sets women at the centre of image-making, their gazes interrupting our latent desire for an unconditional viewing, the objects of their world made anew with eerie significance.