THE SHOCK OF THE NUDE
Financial Times Weekend Magazine
13-14 September 2008
"He seizes on a scrap of darkish, toned flesh and holds it up to Brown's forehead. "Yes," he says, "that ought to do it." The match is exact. Yeo then traces around the blocky area of paint and transfers this shape to the magazine paper. He cuts it out carefully with a pair of nail scissors, uses his finger to apply a thin layer of glue from a puddle on a Blockbuster membership card, sticks the scrap to the canvas and smoothes it down. There are several bits of collage there already, and it is only under the glare of Yeo's giant spot lamp that you can see a difference in sheen. The edges of the paper, however, are now invisible. The result is like a cross between a very complex jigsaw puzzle and an equally sophisticated mosaic. The process is mesmerising to watch..."
The shock of the nude