Pierre Soulages – Black Light

“I don’t work with black,” says Pierre Soulages, who, for over 60 years, has injected poetry into radical abstraction with paintings comprised of a single material, black paint. “I work with the light that reflects it.” “When speaking of light, in connection with black, this sounds paradoxical. However, in reality, black is a colour of light. … Continue reading

Jonas Mekas: Walden

Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the ’60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema.

DAVID HOCKNEY – JOINER PHOTOGRAPHS

“In the early 1980’s, English painter David Hockney began creating intricate photo collages that he called “joiners”. His earlier collages consisted of grid-like compositions made up of polaroid photographs. He then switched to photo lab-processed 35mm photographs and created collages that took on a shape of their own, creating abstract representations of the scenes he … Continue reading

MAX HERMAN MAXY AND THE ROMANIAN AVANT-GARDE

Max Hermann Maxy: Still Life

Max Herman Maxy played a tremendous role in the history of modern painting in Romania.  His body of work spans a large part of the twentieth century.