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. 

Latest | Natalie Dower at Eagle Gallery  | a review by James Campion

 Please send articles for inclusion to editor@saturationpoint.org.uk.

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  

See more here..

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..