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Celia Paul

Victoria Miro Online / London / Art

“I’m not a portrait painter: I’m an autobiographer,” Celia Paul explained in 2018. “I paint my life and my family. I paint the presence of people I know intimately.” Coinciding with the release of her fittingly-named memoir, Self Portrait, Paul’s work is on view at Victoria Miro. The personal element she speaks of is immediately apparent. Landscapes and figures are cast in sweeping brushstrokes that create an ethereal feeling, as if everything Paul knows is delineated by a soft halo of familiarity. —E.C.

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