66 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 in / 168.9 x 41.9 x 31.7 cm
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William Turnbull: Beyond Time
9 Jun — 3 Jul 2010
William Turnbull, one of the most important living British artists, is exhibiting a selection of his work at Waddington Galleries in William Turnbull: Beyond Time. The exhibition will feature eight previously unseen paintings dating from 1957 to 1960, an important and influential period in Turnbull’s work. A large selection of work dating from the late 1950s to the 1990s tracking Turnbull’s development as a sculptor will also be on show.
Turnbull brought the avant-garde creative scenes of Paris and New York to the staid British art world. A close contemporary of Giacometti and Brancusi and later Rothko and Barnett Newman, Turnbull was a key member of the Independent Group besides Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi, changing British artists’ approach to their work.
Rebel, independent, multi-disciplinarian, collaborator and one of the art world’s respected living artists Turnbull is the antithesis of the contemporary art world’s focus on commercialism and trends. He is surprisingly unknown compared to the artists he worked alongside yet his contributions to Modernism, and later Minimalism, can not be under estimated.
Born in Dundee, Scotland in 1922, he joined the RAF in 1941 and the aerial landscapes Turnbull encountered informed his work a great deal. After training at the Slade School of Fine Art, the artist took inspiration from all around him; from the artists he worked alongside and collaborated with but also from early Greek sculpture and the equine motif of antiquity, as seen in this exhibition. In 1973 a retrospective of Turnbull’s work was held at the Tate thus cementing his place in the canon of twentieth century artists. Turnbull’s work is at once timeless and powerful yet infinitely varied and collectable.
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'William Turnbull: Beyond Time'
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