Philip Guston biography
After the Second World War, when the quintessential American style was abstract expressionism, Guston grew tired of the limitations and abandoned pure abstraction. Instead he developed the cartoon-style realism for which he is best known. But then in the 1960s, after a badly received exhibition, Guston actually moved back to the US and relocated to Woodstock. After a two-year hiatus away from painting, he began to paint mundane objects like kettles, clocks and light bulbs. These objects, together with the Ku Klux Klan activities he witnessed in California and his father’s suicide, all became part of his artistic practice and can be pinpointed in these paintings at Timothy Taylor.
If you want to see how Guston influenced a whole generation of German expressionist painters in the 1990s and how he continues to cast a long shadow on younger artists, don’t miss this contemporary art exhibition in London.
|What||Philip Guston, Timothy Taylor|
|Where||Timothy Taylor Gallery, 15 Carlos Pl, London, W1K 2EX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Green Park (underground)|
10 Jun 15 – 11 Jul 15, Tuesday to Friday 10am – 6pm Saturday 11am – 5pm
|Website||Click here for more details|