10 May 2016

Philip Guston’s Last Decade of Abstraction Hauser & Wirth NY

This highly focused exhibition of thirty six paintings and fifty three drawings presents Philip Guston’s last decade of abstraction.  The rugged forms and bravado brushstrokes are imbued with figurative possibilities, and the limited palette of gray black, salmon pink and verdant green have a prescient power, later revealed in Guston’s final and explosive figurative works. […]

18 July 2015

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Sean Scully’s Cork Exhibition Explores The Interplay Between Figuration And Abstraction

Sean Scully is one of the most significant abstract painters of our time. He has created works with a sublime range of tone and expression, from the romantic to the melancholic. A new exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery, in Cork, Ireland explores revealing new perspectives on the artist’s work highlighting the interplay between figuration and abstraction in […]

8 July 2015

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William Gear: New Major Retrospective Explores This Post War British Abstractionist

For those of you who have never heard of William Gear, this an undervalued painter worth discovering! His is perhaps, the painter that Britain forgot. Now a new retrospective exhibition traces his influence and prolific output of a now little-known painter who was associated with CoBrA in the 1940s and produced some of the most radical and […]

28 April 2015

Louise Cattrell: Another Place – PayneShurvell – Time The Subjective Agent

PayneShurvell presents the exhibition ‘Louise Cattrell: Another Place’ in a new gallery space in Blandford Street with the artist’s sweeping landscapes. The works are concerned with the idea of ‘Landscape’ as an ideal. Since completing her artistic studies in London and Dundee, Cattrell has travelled widely, taking up residencies which have fed into her work. […]

10 April 2015

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American Artist Jo Baer Opens New Exhibition At Camden Arts Centre

Camden Arts Centre presents an exhibition of Jo Baer’s most recent series of paintings, ‘In the Land of the Giants’. The latest series, developed since 2009, reflects on the artist’s life-long interest in history and science. Inspired by Palaeolithic cave paintings, Baer saw in these ancient marks, with their instilled meaning, a midway between abstraction […]

15 April 2010

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Great Realism And Great Abstraction In One: On Li Yan’s Paintings

(View original article at www.galerie-ling.de/en) Until today people still tend to distinguish between “figurative” and “abstract” painting based on whether it depicts anything. But what really is decisive in this question is the approach of the artist. Often it is much more difficult to create a figurative painting using abstract means, than to paint entirely […]