A Focus on Painting, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London (Works)
A Focus on Painting, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London Press Release
This September, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac is delighted to be showing A Focus on Painting, curated by Julia Peyton-Jones. The exhibition features four artists from different generations and at different points in their careers – Alvaro Barrington, Mandy El-Sayegh, Rachel Jones and Dona Nelson – three of whom have never previously exhibited at
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.
The individual artists’ presentations throughout the gallery demonstrate some of the wide-ranging possibilities of painting today. They explore themes such as the formation of identity, the communication of meaning and the subjectivity of interpretation, as well as the boundaries between personal expression and collective experience.
With materials ranging from yarn to newsprint to poured colour, the processes these artists use and the forms of their final works are compellingly diverse. Mandy El-Sayegh and Rachel Jones explore what appears to be abstraction, however at its core is an investigation of the human body and the formation of identity, while Alvaro Barrington and Dona Nelson play with form and materials not usually associated with painting.