Maria Lassnig: A Painting Survey, 1950 – 2007




Spanning work made from the 1950s to the end of the artist’s life, this survey traces Maria Lassnig’s evolution from early experiments with abstraction to a richly inventive figuration and the refinement of her ‘body awareness’ paintings, in which she captured physical sensation as felt from within. Lassnig devoted much of her career to recording her physiological states through a direct and unflinching style, believing that ‘truth resides in the emotions produced within the physical shell’. Pursuing her extraordinary science of the self, Lassnig rendered an oeuvre that has influenced important artists such as Martin Kippenberger and Paul McCarthy. The presentation is a re-imagining of the exhibition staged at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, Los Angeles, in 2016.

‘Maria Lassnig. A Painting Survey, 1950 – 2007’ reveals the ways in which the artist drew from and challenged conventions of abstraction to create a singular figuration. Organised chronologically, the exhibition unfolds across two gallery spaces, beginning with the early 1950s.

Duration 01 March 2017 - 29 April 2017
Times Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm
Cost Free
Venue Hauser & Wirth (London)
Address 23 Savile Row, London, W1S 2ET
Contact / london@hauserwirth.com / www.hauserwirth.com

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