I have visited to the Walker Art Gallery on 5 July. The images below show one of the works from LOOK/13 exhibitions.
Photographer Rankin sets out to explore and challenge our perceptions of death. Through his lens, the stories of those touched by death are revealed. For further info please browse through the link of Liverpool Museum.
The artworks below are using modern painting styles.
1. Automobilia by Peter Philips
This work has many hallmarks of Pop art’s style, with its use of collage and imagery drawn from familiar, mass-consumption sources.
2. Aeolus by Gillian Ayres
Gillian Ayres’ abstract paintings are known for their often heroin scale, expressive use of paint & profusion of colour.
3. Mother & Child by Ceri Richards
I am impressed by this painted wood artwork. Richards has used simple shapes to depict the gentle kiss of a mother & child. His wife and daughters were important to him. This piece celebrates the warmth of family life.
4. The Exiled Forever Coming in to Land by Ged Quinn
The painting reminded Quinn of the apocalyptic visuals of films such as ‘Independence Day’ & ‘Close Enconters’. The white horse is a symbol of death. The self portrait is of the artist Caspar David Friendrich.
5. Telecommunications by Paul Nash
This painting was made for the Post Office, who wanted to advertise their new automatic telephone exchange. Nash has simplified the complicated machine by reducing it to geometrical shapes.
6. Interior at Paddington by Lucian Freud
The setting is Freud’s London studio. The man is his friend Harry Diamond. Freud uses a realistic style but the sense of isolation & the large spiky plant create an uneasy atmosphere.
The artworks below are prizewinners of John Moores range from 1957 – 2006.
1. Harmony in Green by Dan Hays 1997
The colors form a random, harmonious pattern. He made the cage his height to create ‘a desirable space to occupy’. Hays recalled Impressionism as he worked on this stating, “Green in the colour of nature”.
2. March 1963 by Roger Hilton
March 1963 typifies the spontaneous, rapid abstraction by mixing drawing & painting.
This wonderfully eccentric musical instrument was designed & created by Liverpool-based musician, writer, broadcaster & humorist Fritz Spiegl. The wooden toilet seat has been fashioned into another musical instrument.
4. Mirage by Michael Raedecker 1999
Raedecker wittily uses threads for areas where paint would be expected. His combination of a flat painted surface with intricate tactile embroidery.
5. Super Star Fuck by Peter Davies 2002
It is an Andy Warhol Text Painting.
6. Cross by Mary Martin 1969
Martin arranged small half-cubes, cut diagonally, on a square base. It created vibrant effect somewhere between relief sculpture & a Cubist painting.