Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Saturation Point, online editorial and curatorial project for reductive, geometric and systems artists in the UK

Saturation Point is an online editorial and curatorial project for reductive, geometric and systems artists working in the UK.  

We invite artists working in these disciplines to contribute to this site. We welcome articles, images, interviews, news and information pertaining to activity in the reductive sphere in the UK. 

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Joan Mitchell Retrospective. Her Life and Paintings at Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany..

Joan Mitchell
Retrospective. Her Life and Paintings

Still on at the Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany until Fe­bruary 21, 2016

Joan Mitchell, Un jardin pour Audrey, 1975, oil on canvas, diptych, 252,4 x 360,1 cm, © Estate of Joan Mitchell, private collection, photo: Günter König

'The avant-gardes of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, in­clud­ing Ab­s­tract Ex­pres­sion­ist paint­ing, were led by men, but Jack­son Pol­lock and all the others could not stop Joan Mitchell. The le­g­endary and now in­creas­ing­ly rec­og­nized artist, who emi­grat­ed to France in the 1950s, de­vel­oped her own form of ab­s­tract paint­ing in the mi­lieu of the New York School: a po­et­ic style be­tween cal­cu­la­tion and emo­tion, one which both se­duces the sens­es and sti­m­u­lates the in­tel­lect. With some thir­ty paint­ings, some of which are very large-for­mat and span sev­er­al pan­els, the show at the Mu­se­um Lud­wig pre­sents one of the most im­por­tant fig­ures in twen­ti­eth-cen­tu­ry art.'

Joan Mitchell, Exhibition view Museum Ludwig, 2015, Photo: Rheinisches Bildarchiv Köln / Britta Schlier, © Estate of Joan Mitchell, Collection of the Joan Mitchell Foundation, New York  

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What was in David Bowie's art collection?

What was in David Bowie's art collection? Here is a very interesting and amusing article on the art that inspired Bowie. Here are a few guffs to get you interested...

David Bowie with Peter Howson's Croatian and Muslim (1994).
Photograph: Richard Young/Rex Features.
"Art was, seriously, the only thing I'd ever wanted to own," legendary musician David Bowie, told the New York Times in 1998. "It can change the way that I feel in the mornings."

Roxanne Lowit, David Bowie, Damien Hirst, and Julian Schnabel (1994).
Photo: Roxanne Lowit, courtesy Kaune, Sudendorg Gallery, Cologne.

Peter Lanyon, Inshore Fishing (1952).
Photo: courtesy the David Bowie collection.
Damien Hirst, Beautiful, shattering, slashing, violent, pinky, hacking, sphincter painting (1995).
Photo: courtesy of White Cube © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. All rights reserved, DACS 2012.

Check out Artnet article here..

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

John Hoyland on Julian Schnabel and photos by Nick Smith

Given the current exhibition of John Hoyland's work at the Newport Street Gallery we are reposting this clip from the Turps Banana interview in 2010 in which John discusses Julian Schnabel and the European sensibilities. Also here are a small selection of Nick Smith's wonderful photographs taken at the time:

All images copyright of Nick Smith

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Michael Rey and Anke Weyer at Office Baroque

Office Baroque's up up and coming exhibitions of Michael Rey and Anke Weyer run from 11th September - 24th October and 7th November. 
Anke Weyer (1974) studied at Frankfurt’s Staedelschule and at New York’s Cooper Union and has been living and working in New York since 1999. Anke Weyer recently completed a residency at the Elaine De Kooning studio in East Hampton.
Emulsified, 2015

ASAP Already, 2015

Michael Rey makes monochromatic wall works with panels entirely surfaced in plasticine clay and oil paint. Born in 1979 Michael Rey currently lives and works in Los Angeles. 

Deek, 2015
Muta, 2015