13th January - 17th March 2007
The Painting Show - Slipping Abstraction
Angela de la Cruz
From its inception, The University of Warwick has championed abstract painting, both through the University Art Collection which holds some excellent examples of abstract painting from the past four decades, and through our international exhibitions programme at The Mead Gallery.
Our Spring show at the Mead Gallery features five young painters at the forefront of contemporary abstract painting. Each of these painters employs a different process in the making of their work: from engaging with a set of loosely constructed rules, by taking their initial inspiration from their immediate environment, by subverting images from the web, or from simply wrestling with the history of abstract painting.
What they all share is that they are producing new abstract work with a freedom and energy, challenging the conventions of abstract painting and reinventing its relationship to the real. As Katy Moran says, “unintentional marks move to create a more plausible reality.”