Kees Smits: 12 September – 10 October 2015
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works by Dutch artist Kees Smits (*1945). The exhibition opens Saturday September 12 and will last until October 10.
Smits’s abstract geometric paintings deal with how one experience different perspective in the flat Dutch landscape. He tries to catch the panoramic view of the Dutch landscape in different perspectives. Both in his long horizontal works, which can consist of different sizes of canvases, and in his narrow vertical works he focuses on a literal perspective experience in viewing the space. Smits’ preoccupation with perspective on a flat plane goes back to the experiments of Russian constructivists such as El Lissitsky. His love for Malevich the way his paintings have been organized. Also in the use of bright and contrastful colours there is a connection with the pioneer of abstract art …
Alan Charlton: 16 May – 20 June 2015
Slewe Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition with new works by the British artist Alan Charlton (*1948, Sheffield). The exhibition will show his new Triangle paintings, specially made for this occasion. It will open Saturday May 16 and will last until June 20, 2015. It is his second show at Slewe Gallery.
Alan Charlton is one of the most famous representatives of the minimal and conceptual art in England. For more than 40 years his work consists of pure monochrome grey paintings, made with acrylic paint on canvas. When he was twenty-one years old, while still studying at the Camberwell School of Art, he took the decision to make only grey paintings. For Charlton the colour grey is the most emotional and diverse colour. All his works are based on the module of 4,5 cm. Their balanced compostions of mostly several grey panels give the paintings a monumental and specific expression …