Hans Hartung




An exhibition of late paintings by pioneer of twentieth-century abstraction, Hans Hartung (1904-1989). The exhibition celebrates the last, highly productive decade of the artist’s life, which saw him return to many of the themes that had occupied him throughout his career while expanding his repertoire with an array of innovative painting practices. Hartung’s late painting, much of which was made from the confines of a wheelchair, is amongst the most vigorous of his lifetime, revealing a renewed sense of freedom, energy and ambition despite his advancing age and increasing frailty. Although the artist’s dramatic approach to the medium was remarkable throughout his career, it was not until the 1980s that many of his freest and most experimental works were produced. Distinguished by dramatic shifts in technique, tools, scale and gesture, Hartung’s output over the course of his last years is testament to his rich and constant exploration of the language of abstraction.

Duration 17 January 2018 - 17 February 2018
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Venue Simon Lee Gallery
Address 12 Berkeley Street, London, W1J 8DT
Contact 020 7491 0100 / info@simonleegallery.com / www.simonleegallery.com

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