Thomas Nozkowski and Philip Guston Talk to Each OtherWithout Knowing It
Philip Guston, “Untitled” (1980)
Gert & Uwe Tobias at the Whitechapel Gallery
Whilst visiting the Blossfeldt exhibition, I also visited the Gert and Uwe Tobias show, consisting mainly of their trademark wood cuts, what I thought was so good about this exhibition was the dialogue that was set up between the two, almost a display of how contemporary artist are still reaping the benefits from looking at the Blossfeldt photographs.
Karl Blossfeldt at the Whitechapel Gallery
i first found these images of weird, distorted plants and other organic forms during my first year and found them incredibly inspiring in terms of finding and utilising forms in order to create my paintings, and seeing the actual photos in the flesh at the Whitechapel has renewed this interest, something that i am grateful for.
Florian Maier-Aichen at Gagosian
APRIL 12 - MAY 25, 2013
This exhibition of large scale photographic prints was really interesting to see how the artist has played with the history of abstraction in photographic form, something that I would generally be weary of had it not been for their monumental scale (in relation to photographic convention) that implores the stereotype of the large scale gestural abstraction of the abstract expressionist. However this could be considered as the opening of a dialogue between painterly abstraction and photography or it could be simple mimicry.
Martin Kobe - Perisphere at Pippy Houldsworth
02 May - 01 June 2013
In all honesty I don’t really think these paintings are all that interesting, they depict semi representational elements of interiors in illusionary landscapes, however there is this beautifully crisp, clean handling of the paint with is rather inciting.
Pimps and fishmongers 21
oil on canvas
I found this artist relevantly recently, by exploring the work of contemporary abstract artist outside of the UK, thus allowing me to gain a broader idea of the concerns that are pertinent to abstraction world wide rather than just in the UK. iIreally like this artists work, the handling of paint is really nice, loose and intuitive but remaining consistent throughout, and great titling accompanies most of his work.
Insider, 2012, oil on linen, 110m x 90cm
Finis, 2012, oil on canvas, 25cm x 21cm
A Wimbledon Alumni, Alice Browne’s paintings seem to be so lucid and emphatic, using the formal qualities of her forms and colour to their fullest extent.
Interview with Daniel Sturgis
Oil paint on canvas
I think this is just a really interesting example of what a monochrome painting can be, not for the pictorial representation but the pure impact of the diffreing tones of black due to the impasto brushwork.
“Black Square is a monochrome black painting depicting the trunks and branches of a clump of trees in textured paint. The image derives from a photograph taken by Carnegie at Hampstead Heath in North London. The painting surface is intensely tactile, combining matt and glossy paint, while the heavy black impasto makes it hard to decipher the brush’s linear markings on the surface, relying on external lighting and the viewer’s own movement to fully reveal the image.”
At the Point of Gesture at the Lion and Lamb Gallery