Southampton City Art Gallery
Civic Centre, Commercial Road, Southampton, S014 7LY
13 September 2018 - 12 January 2019
This solo exhibition will bring together new paintings and works on paper. These recent paintings in their handling, colour and visionary qualities affirm Le Brun's position in a line of English painters extending from Gainsborough and Turner, through Blake and Palmer, to Paul Nash, Ivon Hitchens and Patrick Heron.
“Since the 1970s he has been producing paintings that defy categorisation but which are... possessed of an energy and drama at odds with the irony and theoretical baggage common to most British contemporary art.” Digby Warde-Aldam, The Week, July 2018.
This exhibition will feature a large-scale installation from Le Brun’s current body of work, Doubles. This series of diptychs explores the idea of composition by juxtaposing independent paintings to achieve greater complexity of expression. For Le Brun, the process of painting itself involves an intrinsic duality: "cover, uncover, discover – this is the essence of painting’s truth."
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