(born August 3, 1953) is a South African artist and painter.
She often uses reference material of polaroid photographs of her friends and lovers, whilst she also references magazines and pornographic material. Marlene Dumas also paints portraits of children and erotic scenes to impact the world of contemporary art. She has said that her works are better appreciated as originals since many of her smaller sexual works are very intimate.
Marlene Dumas, Reinhardt's Daughter, 1994, oil on canvas
Marlene Dumas, Double Bind, 1993, oil on canvas
Marlene Dumas, Baba, 1990, oil on canvas
Marlene Dumas, Young Boys, 1993, oil on canvas, 100 x 300cm
Marlene Dumas, The Cover Up, 1994, oil on canvas, 198 x 99cm
Marlene Dumas, Liberty, 1993, oil on canvas, 40 x 30cm
Marlene Dumas, Hormones, 1989, Watercolor and crayon on paper, 29.5 x 24.4 cm
Marlene Dumas, Lucy, 1994, oil on canvas
Marlene Dumas, Die Baba, 1985, oil on canvas, approx. 51" x 43"