Gagosian Gallery, 20 Grosvenor Hill, W1K 3QD
Until 16th December
I kept putting the same color on—the same color, the same color—but every time I put it on it was different. Each time it was this whole new light/color experience. It was not a revelation, but a whole wonderful new experience... To me, it involves harnessing some of the powers of the earth. Harnessing and communicating.
Gagosian is pleased to present Brice Marden's new paintings, his first exhibition in London since the Serpentine Gallery in 2000.
A singular painter who has extended and refined the traditions of lyrical abstraction, Marden is a master of color and touch, from the subtle, shimmering monochromes of his earlier career to the calligraphic compositions that characterize the last three decades. Recently, Marden has turned his attention to the qualities of monochrome again, turning his gaze to the expansive possibilities of terre verte (green earth), an iron silicate/clay pigment. Terre verte came into use during the Renaissance, its greenish hue and innate transparency serving as a base to balance flesh tones; Marden first used it in connection with the Grove Group paintings of the 1970s (exhibited at Gagosian New York in 1991).
Image: "Brice Marden", Installation view at Gagosian Grosvenor Hill, London
Artworks Brice Marden/ARS, NY and DACS, London 2017. Photo by Mike Bruce
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