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22 February 2024
drawing Jonathan Lasker Untitled, 2012 Graphite, colored pencil and india ink on paper 76 x 56.5 cm

Jonathan Lasker

Untitled, 2012
Graphite, colored pencil and india ink on paper
76 x 56.5 cm

Jonathan Lasker. Painting and Drawing
27 January – 13 March 2024
Gallery Jonathan Lasker, Salzburg

Jonathan Lasker

Untitled, 2019
Graphite and colored pencil on paper
57 x 76 cm

Jonathan Lasker

Untitled, 2012
Graphite and colored pencil on paper
76 x 56 cm

Jonathan Lasker

Untitled, 2014
Graphite and india ink on paper
56 x 76 cm

[from the pressrelease]
Jonathan Lasker: ‘To me, drawing is really graphite on paper because it’s conceptually what the image is about. It’s about the mark. The India ink is the only way to get that kind of really emphatic black line. So that’s what I was after with those bold lines. They’re intended to be softly referential and meant to engage the viewer’s imagination or subconscious with what that could be.’

19 February 2024

Leon Kossoff

From Constable ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’
pastel on paper
46 x 56.5 cm

Leon Kossoff. Close Encounters: Paintings and Drawings
2 February – 30 March 2024
Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

Leon Kossoff

Arnold Circus, 2008-2010
charcoal and pastel on paper
65 x 50 cm

Leon Kossoff

From Goya ‘Auto de Fe’, 1994
charcoal and pastel on paper
55.5 x 81 cm

8 February 2024

Stanley Whitney

Untitled, 2019
gouache on paper
55.9 x 76.2 cm

Stanley Whitney. Dear Paris
10 January – 28 February 2024
Gagosian, rue de Castiglione, Paris

Stanley Whitney. How High the Moon
9 February – 26 May 2024
Buffalo AKG Art Museum

Stanley Whitney

Page from Sketchbook, 2017
Graphite and watercolor on paper

[from the pressrelease: Dear Paris]

Pursuing abstraction since the 1970s, Whitney established his mature style in the 1990s while living and working in Rome. The compositional framework he employs allows him the freedom to improvise, facilitating the emergence of surprising chromatic harmonies and dynamic visual rhythms. The artist’s wide-ranging influences include the polyphonic call and response of jazz, the transformative effect of light cast on historic buildings, the traditions of American quiltmaking, and artists from Henri Matisse and Piet Mondrian to Giorgio Morandi.

Whitney’s recent residency in Paris offered him the sustained opportunity to observe the city’s architecture and urban fabric, and to connect with its expansive cultural history. As he observes:

There’s a history of African Americans going to Paris that dates back to after the First World War. Jazz musicians, writers, and artists like Beauford Delaney, James Baldwin, and more recently, Ed Clark, went to Paris for a creative freedom they couldn’t find in the United States. I’ve always wanted to spend more time in Paris, and in 2023, I finally did so. It was incredible to be in the city where so many of the great artists of the twentieth century, artists who were integral to my development as a painter, had lived and worked. In Paris, there’s a play between different periods in a long history; you just don’t have that in the States.

Stanley Whitney

Untitled, 2019
gouache on paper
55.9 x 76.2 cm

5 February 2024

Anna Barriball

Window (blue fade), 2023
Pastel, wax, paper
101 x 76 cm

Anna BarriballNew Drawings
2 February – 14 March 2024
Frith Street Gallery, London

4 February 2024

David Haines

Surfaces (Dogs) II, 2023
Graphite on paper
31,5 x 27,5 cm
[Upstream Gallery] [David Haines]

Ab van Hanegem

Untitled, 2022
Acrylic on paper
72 x 122 x 2 cm
[Galerie Gilla Loercher]

Raquel Maulwurf

Moving nightscape VII, 2016
charcoal pastel on museum board
152 x 264 cm
[Livingstone Gallery] [Raquel Maulwurf]

Cameron Platter

How to Tie Knots, 2023
Colour pencil on paper
180 x 140 cm
[MVP Gallery] [Cameron Platter]

Simon Deppierraz

Auxochrome #1, 2019
feltpen on fabriano paper
71 x 56 x 4 cm
[Archiraar Gallery] [Simon Deppierraz]

Nanda Runge

Licht van de maan #3, 2023
watercolor on paper
25,5 x 35,5 cm
[Galerie van den Berge] [Nanda Runge]

Rozemarijn Westerink

Garden 01-16-482, 2016
pen and ink on paper
16 x 24 cm
[O-68 Gallery] [Rozemarijn Westerink]

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