TIMOTHY TAYLOR GALLERY – THE MINIMAL GESTURE


TIMOTHY TAYLOR GALLERY IN LONDON- 15 CARLOS PLACE. LONDON W1

There is a varied selection of artworks, exploring  the minimalist aesthetic,  such as artist  Rudolf Stingel  series of oil paintings.  The artworks are created by spraying through a baroque patterned gauze. Each painting is surrounded by the yellow stain of the oil paint which has soaked into the paper surface. These works are intricate and delicate, yet the surface texture is thick and therefore creates a three dimensional quality. The imperfections of the print and traces of the folds of the fabric reminded me of a shoreline. I could not find an image to add, but here are other examples of Rudolf’s artwork. I think they really need to be seen in the flesh.


Untitled- 2005
silkscreen on linen by Christopher Wool

Above, is an artwork, made from four screen prints pieced together. Up close, the image breaks down into minute dots, highlighting the artwork’s construction of using the reprographic halftone technique. From afar,  it looks like traces and stains of paint have been removed energetically  from a canvas.  I enjoyed how these instantaneous gestures have been reconstructed and given greater order by the screenprint process.

The exhibition is definitely thought provoking and inspiring in how artists have explored Minimalism with a variety of materials and techniques.

 Other exhibitors are: MAKUS AMM, ROBERT RYMAN, HANS HARTUNG, AGNES MARTIN, SEAN SCULLY, JONATHAN LASKER, PETER PERI AND TERRY WINTERS


The show ends on 20th August 2011
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Igloo artists


Martelli/Gibson (igloo)

                                                                       VISITOR


Extract from James Taylor Gallery-
Inspired by the artists’ travels to the snow-driven mountains of the Canadian Rockies VISITOR was developed following research at The Banff Arts Centre. Vermilion Lake comprises a full-scale replica of a trapper’s cabin housing an interactive virtual environment. A companion moving image piece, where the bears are sleeping, depicts monochromatic imagery of glaciers, forests and frozen lakes. In both works, either a friendly or malevolent force is suggested, evoking the hunter being hunted, the tracker being tracked. Employing techniques used in video games, bringing exterior virtual space into the physical gallery space the exhibition plays with our anticipation of different forms of reality.’