5 September – 5 October 2012
Timothy Taylor Gallery is pleased to announce the fifth solo show at the gallery by the renowned American artist Alex Katz. The exhibition will include a new series of portraits and still lifes.
Katz, now in his 85th year, is one of the most significant artists of his generation with a far-reaching influence over many of today’s most successful contemporary artists.
Katz’s distinctive minimal aesthetic, developed in New York in the 1950s before the emergence of Pop Art and as a reaction to the dominance of Abstract Expressionism, has been refined to a point of poetic harmony. His economy of line and nuanced use of colour speak of a confidence and clarity of vision established over his rich and pioneering career.
These portraits of family and friends, and still lifes of flowers purchased from street vendors near his New York studio, are characteristic of Katz’s apodictic mastery of his medium. These large-scale works are both deeply intimate and also icons of a resolute style.
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