Archive for “Timothy Taylor Gallery”

Four European modernists to be on display simultaneaously in London exhibition

London, 18 November 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Timothy Taylor Gallery in London is to stage an impressive retrospective of European postwar abstraction from 20 November 2013 to 18 January 2014. At the event, four artists are to be exhibited together: Simon Hantaï, Hans Hartung, Pierre Soulages and Antoni Tàpies.

Parallels drawn between the four include an orientation towards Paris and their innovative uses of colour. While some of the artists are better known than others, Jackie Wullschlager of the Financial Times concludes that “they gain from being considered together”.

New Liliane Tomasko works at the Timothy Taylor Gallery

London, 2 July 2013, Art Media Agency (AMA).

From 6 September to 5 October 2013, the Timothy Taylor Gallery is to host a solo exhibition of works by Swiss artist Liliane Tomasko.

Entitled “Vestige”, the exhibition is to feature twelve canvases and works on paper. Each of the pieces began as a polaroid image, captured by the artist, which she then blurs and distorts. Inspired by the still life tradition, Tomasko’s works are also strongly influenced by her Hungarian heritage, her childhood in Switzerland and her nomadic way of life.

Liliane Tomasko was born in Zurich and studied at Camberwell School of Art (1991-1992) and Chelsea College of Art (1995). In 1998, she obtained her MFA from the Royal Academy in London. She has been the subject of exhibitions at the New York Studio School (2010), the Zweigstelle in Berlin (2010), the Hotel des Arts in Toulon, France (2008 and 2011), as well as a major travelling solo exhibition at the IVAM in Valencia, Spain, which toured the country before moving to Germany.

Craigie Aitchison at Timothy Taylor Gallery

London, 29 March 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Timothy Taylor Gallery is celebrating the life and work of Craigie Aitchison (1926 – 2009) in a retrospective dedicated to him, running from 29 March to 12 May 2012.

This will be London’s first exhibition dedicated to the artist since his death. Works by Aitchison are divided into two groups. There will be works exploring themes of compassion, humility, and poetry, as well as still lifes, composed objects, memories, trinkets, and ornaments, which he paints against a melancholy backdrop.

Born in 1926 and deceased in 2009 at the age of 83, Aitchison studied at the Slade School of Art in London and became an active artist on London’s bohemian art scene during the 50s. His first solo exhibition was in 1959 at the Beaux Art Gallery in London. Aitchison won the inaugural Jerwood Prize for painting in 1994, and in 1999 was awarded a CBE (a British Order of Chivalry).

Three artists to exhibit at the Timothy Taylor Gallery

London, 21 February 2012, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Timothy Taylor gallery will be exhibiting the work of three diverse artists at a show with the central theme of photography set to take place between 23 February and 24 March 2012.

The Timothy Taylor has brought together works by photographer Robert Adams, by painter Robert Bechtle and by British artist Ewan Gibbs. The exhibition will include pencil works by Gibbs based on photos taken by the artist during his visits to the United States. Bechtle takes slightly different approach in his drawings. He concentrates on a single subject in his charcoal works: his home town of San Francisco. Robert Adams, for his part, is to exhibit a series of black and white photographs taken in the 70s. The series show the ever continuing urbanisation of the city of Denver

This will be the third time that the Timothy Taylor Gallery has exhibited works by Ewan Gibbs, but the first time that the other two artists have been featured at the gallery.

“Lee Friedlander: America By Car & The New Cars 1964” at Timothy Taylor Gallery

London, 15 September 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).

“Lee Friedlander: America By Car & The New Cars 1964” is currently running at Timothy Taylor Gallery until 1 October.

The gallery, dedicated to modern and contemporary art, is located in Mayfair in London and was founded by Timothy Taylor. First opening in 1996 at Bruton Place, it later moved to rue Dering in 2003. In October 2007, it opened a second exhibition area on 190 m² and has presented over fifty exhibitions and produced over twenty publications since.

Lee Friedlander (1934–) studied photography at the Centre of Art of Los Angeles. Moving to New York in 1956, he produced several jazz photographs for album covers. His first works were influenced by Eugène Atget, Robert Frank and Walker Evans. In his photos, he captures isolated images of urban life, reflections in store windows, building structures, posters and notices. In 2005, the MoMA presented a retrospective of Friedlander’s works, later exhibited at the Jeu de Paume in Paris in 2006.

Through 192 snapshots, the show retraces the photographers numerous travels over the last decade, mostly throughout the American states. Captured entirely from inside hire cars and, generally, in the driver’s seat, the photographs play with reflections in the car’s wing and rear–view mirrors.

Minimalist and Expressionist exhibition at Timothy Taylor Gallery

London, 7 June 2011, Art Media Agency, (AMA).

Timothy Taylor Gallery will host the work of a group of cross-generational artists, all focusing on the theme of the abstract in expressionism. The exhibition is entitled “The Minimal Gesture” and all the featured paintings are the result of a contradictory impulse. The paintings generally have a grid format, geometric motifs and monochrome colours that create a playful yet textured impression. “The Minimal Expression” explores the gulf that sometimes arises between abstract expressionism and minimalism.

The exhibiting artists include Marcus Amm, Hans Hartung and Jonathan Lasker.

Marcus Amm is a contemporary painter whose work is both rigorously geometric and expressively humorous. In his paintings, Amm examines what purely minimalist art is.

The paintings by Hans Hartung are from the 1940’s to 1950’s. They seem to be composed of highly abstract lines, although they are actually meticulous copies of drawings and engravings. It was only in 1960, when the painter started experimenting spray painting techniques, that his work became spontaneous.

Since the 1970’s, Jonathan Lasker has always rejected minimalist techniques and the notion of the “last painting”. His works are a veritable gestural code that creates dynamic tension and is a form of the dialogue that is highly characteristic of minimalist painting.

Agnes Martin, Peter Peri, Robert Ryman, Sean Scully, Rudolf Stingel, Terry Winter and Christopher Wool will also be exhibiting their work. The exhibition will run at the Timothy Taylor Gallery in London until 20 August 2011.

La Timothy Taylor Gallery exhibits artist Hans Hartung

London, 10 March 2011, Art Media Agency (AMA).

The Timothy Taylor Gallery is hosting an ambitious exhibition on works by famous abstract expressionist painter Hans Hartung. It is the first exhibition in London dedicated to the artist since 1996. It will run until 9 April 2011.

The retrospective focuses on the last decade in the artist’s life (1980-1989) and features paintings completed after 1986, when he was seriously sick. These works feature spectacular explosions of colours and forms. Hans Hartung used aerosols, scrolls, rakes and olive branches as instruments.

He settled in the Antibes, where his creations became dynamic and powerful. He completed large paintings and dark creations. His modernist canvasses engage with the idea of infinity and the sublime, as well as existentiality and the inner torment of the other.

Hans Hartung was born in 1904 in Leipzig. He was an immigrant of German origin who settled in France before becoming a famous artist. He was awarded the Venice Biennale Prize in 1960 for his actions and existential abstractions in the 1950’s.

Adam Fuss at Timothy Taylor Gallery

London, 17 November 2010. AMA.

The Timothy Taylor Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Adam Fuss, the British photographer based in New York.

Fuss focuses on themes of transformation and perception but does not wish to describe objects in detail, as is usually the case with photography. Instead, he tries tries to create ghostly representations via contrasts between shadows and light. Fuss is an expert in camera-less photography. The photographer will present a series of photograms and daguerreotypes for his second exhibition at the gallery.

The exhibition revolves around the theme of childhood. Serpent is a recurring them in Fuss’s art and the artist represents the animal’s dual symbolism in his recent creations.

Adam Fuss has been living in New York since 1982 and his oeuvre is exhibited all over the world.

The exhibition at the Timothy Taylor Gallery is on view from 17 November 2010 to 8 January 2011.