The gestural vigour of Peter Lamb’s latest paintings suggests inspiration from Abstract Expressionism and even from the automatic techniques used by the Surrealists. But exposure to the warren of marks that complicate these surfaces relates the artist’s ideas more closely to the American painter Cy Twombly who, while an admirer of Jackson Pollock, was also a critic of Pollock’s painterly style to a level as self-identifiable as a signature. For Twombly, urgent and untranslatable furrows cancel individual expression to the point of anonymity. Random and repetitive, Twombly’s marks contest the lure of the heroic artistic presence with an ‘anti-gesture’ that confronts the flatness of a painting’s surface with complex clusters of lines and forms that alternate between clear and hidden areas.
|Duration||17 May 2013 - 15 June 2013|
|Times||Tuesday to Friday 11am - 6pm. Saturday 11am - 4pm.|
|Venue||Laurent Delaye Gallery|
|Address||First Floor, 11 Savile Row London W1S 3PG, ,|
|Contact||020 7287 1546 / firstname.lastname@example.org / www.laurentdelaye.com/|