Simon Ling and Chris Ofili discuss painting on the occasion of the exhibition Painting Now: Five Contemporary Artists at Tate Britain, on view from November 12 - February 9. 2014. The show features works by Tomma Abts, Gillian Carnegie, Simon Ling, Lucy McKenzie, and Catherine Story.
Ling comments: “Painting is really good at getting you close to certain kinds of things. Subtle is radical... You make a mark with paint, it holds that thing, for as long as anybody’s going to look at it. That movement [of looking] is now held in a material. You combine all those energies and you make this thing which is a living record."
Photoblog of the exhibition Tomma Abts at Kunsthalle Dusseldorf on view through October 9 ,2011.
"Although [Abts] follows a predetermined method in her painting, applying purely geometrical shapes to a classic 48 x 38 cm portrait format in layer after layer of oil and acrylic paint, her painting is far removed from serial production. The individuality of each of her pieces can, instead, be attributed to a production process where each image is shaped by continual questioning, and by constant construction and deconstruction."
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