Jurriaan Benschop

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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

Michael Raedecker

December 2014

When a painter embroiders a canvas, it is hard not to wonder what this technique—in a sense, drawing with a needle—means in terms of content. In the case of Michael Raedecker, it seems to have been a radical gesture against tradition, at … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Milena Dragicevic

November 2014

“It has become clear to me that painting is much like early American wrestling,” writes Milena Dragicevic in the press release for her exhibition “Pampero.” The meaning of this bold, but seemingly dubious, statement slowly unfolded … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2014 [TOC]

Grit Richter

Galerie Tanja Wagner

October 2014

The central piece in Grit Richter’s exhibition, a wall painting titled The Big House Self (all works 2014), is a grid of fifteen multicolored shapes on a black background underneath a white, dotted rooftop line. Slotted into the grid like… READ ON

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Peter Doig

September 2014

What did Peter Doig paint before he became the artist we all know? “Peter Doig: Early Works” showed, in twelve paintings and thirty-eight works on paper, his development from the early 1980s, when he was an art student in London, to the… READ ON

IN PRINT September 2014 [TOC]