Callum Innes

One of Britain’s best known abstract painters, Callum Innes works in the language of monochrome painting, rendering color fields within geometric grids or dividing his canvases bilaterally. For his ongoing series of “Exposed Paintings”, Innes engages in a process of addition and subtraction, layering pigments onto the canvas, then removing the oil paint with washes of turpentine. This method, which he describes as “unpainting,” leaves only traces of the paint’s former color.

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Fred Sandback

Read a great article where Jennie Jones is quoted saying “Fred Sandback can make this beautiful line and not have to have it literally be a metaphor for his cultural identity” which made me realize I’ve never blogged about this important artist who bridged minimalism, conceptualists and light and space (I suspect Lydia finds his work influential).

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Bob Hooper

Throughout Bob Hooper’s exhibition of abstract paintings at Regards is a recurring motif: a “circle-square,” to borrow the artist’s term for it. It feels oddly familiar, calling to mind a teardrop, a punctuation mark, a speech bubble, an element of a floor plan, or perhaps even some type of wayfinding marker. And yet, subjected to Hooper’s inversions and manipulations, the circle-square elides any sort of referential comprehension, taking on a life of its own and infusing the show with an unstable, electric energy.
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Günther Uecker

For the first exhibition at their new Parisian location, Lévy Gorvy has adorned the large gallery with a series of six monumental and lyrical minimalist paintings by Group Zero’s Günther Uecker—mural-like in their consistent scale and limited blue and white palette—along with an array of small watercolors.

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Tony Just

Tony reacts to negative space created by inspiring elements of process he builds around emotionally charged objects, like wine spilled into books (relating to a singular experience of a specific novel) or the negative spaces between his own fingers. About his intentions, Just has said: “Using elements of abstraction, representation, illustration and duplication I try to produce paintings which show the infinite possibilities of interpretation. The magic of seeing images revealed or dissolved. To move the viewer just a little bit closer to seeing something they may have missed.” 

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