Modern Masters – Silkscreens and Originals | Exhibition
Our summer exhibition Modern Masters – Silkscreens and Originals, opens on July 17th and showcases prints by highly acclaimed artists Sandra Blow, Sir Terry Frost, Barbara Rae, John Hoyland and a wonderful collection of original paintings and prints by Donald Hamilton Fraser RA. The exhibition explores the work of five leading British artists all of whom have played a critical role in pioneering the way for abstract art in Britain. The exhibition is a celebration of striking and colourful paintings and prints by five heavy-weight artists and we are delighted to be bringing such critically acclaimed work to our gallery in Ealing. Reflecting the wide range of approaches to both landscape and figurative work taken by these twentieth century artists, the exhibition includes some truly exceptional pieces.
Donald Hamilton Fraser RA (1929 – 2009) is a widely known and accomplished painter who participated in many of the most significant exhibitions of British work and was one of the most successful Modernist painter/printmakers of the post-war generation. His subject matter is predominantly seascapes, landscapes and dancers and his subjects are dramatized with bold colours and a confident brush.
Sir Terry Frost RA (1915-2003) was one of Britain’s most respected and successful abstract artists, his work spanning over six decades. His colourful and exuberant paintings gave a popular dimension to the landscape-orientated abstract art produced by the post-war St Ives artist colony. Painting and print were inseparable to him with one medium creating ideas for the other.
Barbara Rae CBE RA RE – Rae’s abstract works uses strong colours and composition and her paintings combine the influence of landscape and travel with painterly abstraction. Although she does not like the term landscape painter, the importance of place is very apparent in her works; in particular the human traces and patterns of history that are left on a landscape. Her work can be found in public and private collections around the world.
Sandra Blow RA (1925-2006) was one of the leading lights of the abstract art movement of the 1950s and introduced a new expressive informality to British art. Her works are often on a large scale and consist of abstract collage, designed to create an expressive informality and promote a natural, organic feeling.
John Hoyland RA (1934 – 2011) painter and printmaker of prodigious creative energy and imagination, John Hoyland has been described by Damien Hirst as “the greatest British abstract painter and an artist who was never afraid to push the boundaries.” His work, much of it on a large scale, is remarkable for its bold use of colour and, in later years, its three-dimensional quality, through the use of thickly-layered and textured acrylic paint.
Modern Masters: Silkscreens and Originals will feature over 50 works and opens on Friday 17th July and is on view until August 2nd 2015. Those wishing to attend the private viewing on Thursday 16th 6pm to 9pm should email [email protected].