GUILLERMO KUITCA is a painter of space, an organiser of emptiness. While thick with proliferate marks and signs, absence pervades his pictures: “I always have the idea that my work does not start out from a blank canvas, but goes towards it.” Twelve new oil paintings — some almost four metres long — and nine mixed-media works will be on display at both Hauser & Wirth’s Piccadilly and Old Bond Street galleries. The paintings revisit two of the most radical explorations of space and surface in twentieth century painting: the planar shifts and fractured visions encountered in Picasso and Braque’s Cubist paintings; and Fontana’s iconic slashed canvases, which parted the normal parameters of painting to encompass the real world.
“GUILLERMO KUITCA Exhibition”
Date: September 24th – November 8th, 2008
Open: Tue – Sat 10:00 – 18:00
Place: Hauser & Wirth London
Address: 196A Piccadilly, London W1J 9DY
Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 2300
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