Keren Dee’s work is dominated by discordant fragmentations referencing art history. Exploring the hierarchy of painting within a contemporary context, she seeks beauty in ugliness and ideas of uniqueness. Her interest lies in exploring the traditional notion of the hierarchy of painting within a contemporary context, with particular emphasis on seeking beauty in ugliness and ideas of uniqueness. Her paintings and sculptures have been dominated by discordant fragmentations that reference formal techniques from art history. The random and unlikely combinations of the likes of Bruegel, Goya and Manet become a meeting place where art history and contemporary art collide. Her more recent work looks into ideas of uniqueness. Geeks, Freaks, Oddballs and Eccentrics appear in the form of ambiguous figures engaged in the constant struggle of becoming a thing of beauty, yet only reaching the giddy heights of the comically grotesque.
Recent exhibitions include Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2010, and ‘Surface’, Griffin Gallery 2012. Keren Dee lives, works and studied in London, United Kingdom.