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Painting now: Brice Marden and Gary Hume RA in conversation with Tim Marlow


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Saturday 30 September 2017
11am — 12pm

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Brice Marden / Gary Hume RA

Photo by Eric Piasecki / Eamonn Mccabe

American painter Brice Marden talks about new work and the status of painting today with Gary Hume RA, in a discussion chaired by RA Artistic Director Tim Marlow.

Join us for this rare opportunity to hear two major artists discuss their approach to painting, their inspiration and the continuing evolution of their work.

A singular painter who has extended and refined the traditions of lyrical abstraction, Brice Marden is a master of colour and touch, from the subtle, shimmering monochromes of his earlier career to the calligraphic compositions that have characterised the last three decades. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions at galleries all over the world, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Serpentine Gallery both in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Based in New York, Marden is on a rare visit to London for his new exhibition, opening at Gagosian Gallery on 4 October. The exhibition features ten new paintings using terre verte, an iron silicate/clay pigment which Marden uses as both medium and subject as he explores its chromatic nuances, while reflecting on the material exigencies of painting itself.

Gary Hume RA is known for his figurative and abstract paintings and colour combinations using high-gloss industrial and household paints on aluminium panels. Among his first group exhibitions was Freeze: Part II, at Surrey Docks, London. Following his first solo show at Karsten Schubert Ltd, London (1989) he rapidly established an international reputation,exhibiting in many significant group exhibitions throughout the 1990s. He represented Britain at the Venice Biennale in 1999, was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 1996 and won the Jerwood Painting Prize in 1997. In 2013, Tate Britain presented a retrospective of his work. In September 2017 Sprüth Magers gallery in London will reopen with a debut exhibition of new works on paper, showcasing changes in his painting method that mark a critical shift in his practice, followed by a second presentation of further new work at Matthew Marks Gallery in New York, and accompanied by a co-published catalogue.

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Saturday 30 September 2017

11am — 12pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£12, £6 concessions.