Islands of Memory Jerry Browning 20 May to 11 June 2016
“Of all the arts, abstract painting is the most difficult. It demands that you know how to draw well, that you have a heightened sensitivity for composition and for colors, and that you be a true poet. This last is essential." Wassily Kandinsky .
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English Abstract artist Jerry Browning is all those things, though he is far too modest to agree. A natural, instinctive painter Browning has worked alongside Sir Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Bert Irvin and Gillian Ayers and although greatly influenced by American Abstract Expressionism he has evolved his own distinctive style creating huge canvases full of colour, shape and texture.
This show presents a collection of new work from this mature abstract painter – much pared down in form but sustaining an enigmatic depth conveyed with vibrant energy to enthrall and inspire the viewer. With paintings by Abstract artists such as Mark Rothko and Gerard Richter changing hands for many millions of pounds (£47m and £27m respectively to date) perhaps now is a good time to find out more about this particular genre and see what all the fuss is about.