I draw the thing into existence - I can only think through doing.'- Paula Rego
After a career spanning nearly half a century, Paula Rego is acknowledged to be one of the leading figurative artists at work today. Drawing on literature, fairytales, myths, religious stories and the cartoons of Walt Disney, among other sources, she creates strongly narrative works imbued with a sense of subversive mystery.
Writer and curator Fiona Bradley provides a key to understanding Rego's imagery through her searching account of the artist's life and working practices. New interviews with Rego shed light on her own assessment of her work.