Tate Liverpool Visit – 12.9.15

The ‘Blind Spots’ exhibition was the main drive to visit Tate Liverpool – I was intrigued to see Jackson Pollock’s work close up.  It didn’t disappoint.  There was some work that I couldn’t connect with but largely I was moved by the black and white images featured in this exhibition.  There was beauty and simplicity, compexiity and intensity – I was especially moved by the negative spaces in the work.  There were many pieces that had an almost calligraphic nature – there felt a meditative quality to some of the simpler images, particularly the ones that were part of a commercial print run.

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Greta Bratescu

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It was a treat to see this artists work.  There was one piece in particular, Hypostasis of Medea VIII (1980), that was exceptional. (Sadly I am unable to find an image online to add here).  It inspired me hugely.  It was textile with stitching however, the different colour ways and textures within the piece were astonishing – it was abstract art which I haven’t seen before using material – and there was such depth and meticulous detail within the layers of stitching and the gradations of tone both in the fabric used and the changes of thread.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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