Jurriaan Benschop

Johnny Miller

Galerie Barbara Thumm

November 2015

Through ink drawings, watercolors, and collages, the British-born, Tokyo-based artist Johnny Miller combines a cartoonish way of drawing figures with gestures from Expressionism, Surrealism, art brut, and other styles. The drawing Head Garden,… READ ON


Sean Scully

October 2015

“I have a highly intuitive relation with color; I don’t think of it at all,” Sean Scully recently told me. Yet one would hardly think so from his ensemble of pieces in the chapel of Santa Cecília at the Monastery of Montserrat, where… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Mary Heilmann and David Reed

September 2015

A strict presentational concept rules “Mary Heilmann & David Reed: Two by Two,” which presents the work of two late-career American artists. Udo Kittelmann and cocurator Sophie Mattheus have chosen to display about forty paintings, ranging… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2015 [TOC]

Alfons Borrell

Fundaciů Joan Mirů

July 2015

The nearly two hundred works in this exhibition pay homage to one of Catalonia’s major abstract painters, Alfons Borrell. The curator of the exhibition, artist Oriol Vilapuig, created seven sections to highlight different aspects of Borrell’s… READ ON


GŁnter Umberg and Bernard Frize

Fondation Fernet-Branca

June 2015

This exhibition brings together works by two artists who each developed their own radical way of painting: Günter Umberg and Bernard Frize. What’s interesting about this pairing is that their works initially do not look very similar. For… READ ON


Richard Diebenkorn

Royal Academy of Arts | Burlington House

May 2015

This historic exhibition highlights the development of Richard Diebenkorn in three steps. The first gallery shows works from the early 1950s, made in Albuquerque, Urbana, and Berkeley, where dramatic constellations of forms testify to his … READ ON


Marie Lund

May 2015

Marie Lund’s exhibition “Flush” brought to mind a remark by Mark Rothko: “I don’t express myself in my paintings. I express my not-self.” Whom do we actually see in an artwork, if anyone at all? In Lund’s case, there seem to be… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2015 [TOC]

Tom Chamberlain

Aurel Scheibler

March 2015

What in reproduction just looks like more formalist painting is in reality a refined form of optical painting. Vibrant, intense, yet modest, six acrylic paintings are presented here, along with two watercolors and five drawings. The first … READ ON


Helena Almeida

Galeria Filomena Soares

February 2015

Helena Almeida’s exhibition is called “Drawing,” but the main body of work on display is a series of eleven black-and-white photographs, each showing a single female figure—the artist—in a physical dialogue with one or several sheets… READ ON


Victoria Morton

February 2015

“On one hand I believe in the idea of expression but on the other I am skeptical of this,” Victoria Morton remarked in an interview. Such contradictory beliefs can be felt within a painting such as Photosynthesis (all works 2014), one of… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2015 [TOC]