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Sangora by Albert Irvin

Sangora by Albert Irvin

Bert Irvin's abstract paintings are characterised by their colour and by their seemingly spontaneous and exuberant marks. In this piece a vibrant palette has replaced Irvin's earlier use of subtler shades. This shift in palette reveals the importance which Irvin began to give to the use of brilliant colour in obtaining the force of expression he required. Like many of Irvin's works Sangora is named after a road in the area near his studio in London. "My paintings are not in any sense depictions of anything: I like to think that rather than being pictures of the world they are pictures about it".