‘The Lidless Eye’, 2014 (50 x 40cm), Oil on Canvas


The Tim Van Laere Gallery in Antwerp is currently showing an exhibition by Adrian Ghenie.

This current work alongside older works shows the depth of research which underpins his fabulous paintings.  A recent series which deals with imagery influenced in part by Van Gogh and his life seem more abstracted than previous works.

Although research seems to play a large part in the communication of his work, the aesthetics of the painting process is there for all to see.  Unpicking of the imagery in this way happens on two levels.  Although his work is seemingly ambiguous, it is multilayered in context and physicality.  I am looking forward to seeing more of Ghenie’s work when he arrives in London at the Pace Gallery this summer so I can get up close and personal to his work again.


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