Jonathan Yeo

Feb 6, 2013


Jonathan Yeo is well aware of the risks facing the portrait painter in the early 21st century. Getting it right in an era of mass surveillance and endless real-time celebrity exposure has paradoxically never been more a challenge. Media intrusion means that, for the famous, the personal guards are well and truly up. How then to break these down slowly with paint, to capture some idea of the essential self? Already well known for his iconic takes on Tony Blair, Dennis Hopper and Nicole Kidman Yeo now turns attention to surgery and in particular that associated with cosmetic operations. Beauty and the endless search for perfection then – the incredible price that some will pay to achieve it.

Jonathan Yeo

Circle Culture Gallery

November 9, 2012 – February 15, 2013
Gipsstraße 11
10119 Berlin