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HENRY MOORE: BACK TO A LAND │ Yorkshire Sculpture Park → 6 September 2015

Large Reclining Figure, 1984

“Born in Caslfd, West Ywcšr, Henri Mur (1898–1986) z wn v ɖ most impwtnt artists v ɖ 20ʈ senčri. Đs mêjr xibišn, in c̣laḅrešn wɖ Ɖ Henri Mur Fândešn, têcs a freš aproč t Mur’z wrc bî cnsidrñ hiz pṛfând rlešnšp wɖ land, wč wz funḍmntl t hiz practis n fyld hiz vižl vcabylri.”


Ɖ mistri v ẇt z undr ɖ šrâd z smẇt acin t ɖ mistri in powtri. It z ɖs eḷmnt v ɖ uņon ɖt fasinets m in cevz n ɖ houlz in ɖ sîdz v hilz – y d’nt nô ẇt z ɖr untl y lc n xplor intu ɖm. Mistri plez a lj n inlîvnñ pāt in âr lîvz; nt nwñ bt wntñ t nô, wundrñ n gesñ, qesčnñ n xplorñ. (Henri Mur, 1974)

A fândñ pêtṛn v YSP, Mur wz cmitd t šowñ hiz wrc in ɖ ôpn er, n in ɖ rolñ hilz v ɖ fwmr Dírpāc in ptklr.

Ɖ xibišn nt onli xplorz ɖ ātist’s radicl nošn v plêsñ sculpčr in ɖ landscep – lj-scêl sculpčrz grīt ɖ vizitr on arîvl at ɖ Pāc n r dspled agnst ɖ bytifl n historic visṭz v ɖ Boʈīgādn – bt ɖ impwtns v ŕʈ in Mur’z crietv ʈncñ. Āčroc, Îsbrg, Roci Landscep n nymṛs uɖr drōñz, sm rerli sīn in public, alñ wɖ a renj v sculpčrz xplorñ scêl n ɖ inṭple btwn intrnl n xtrnl spêsz, emfsîz ɖ ātist’s constnt invstigešn v land, fṛm ɖ blac colsìmz v hiz homtân n ɖ rič jioḷji v Britn, t ɖ mistcl ênčnt fwmz v Stônhenj.

Ɖ xibišn olso priznts an oṗtyṇti t xplor ɖ man bhnd ɖ practis wɖ a cerfli ṣlctd dsple v prsnl āṭfacts, nôts, scečz n fôṭgrafs, kretd in c̣laḅrešn wɖ ɖ ātist’s dwtr, Mẹri Mur.

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ERIC FISCHL: ART FAIR PAINTINGS │ Victoria Miro, London → 19 December 2014

“Eric Fišl md hiz repytešn in ɖ 1980z wɖ lj-scêl fiğṛtv ýlpêntñz dpictñ ambiğs, irotcli čājd ṣnẹrioz set in ɖ Americn subrbz. Sns ɖt tîm hiz practis hz dveḷpt, olɖo hiz fôc̣s rmenz on repṛzentešnz v ɖ hymn figr, dpictd sngli, az in hiz sculpčṛl wrc n wōtrculrz, or in complex grūpñz, az in ɖs ny bodi v pêntñz.

Ɖs siriz têcs az its subjct ɖ cntmprri ātmācit. Ɖ pêntñz dpict ātferz n gaḷriôṗnñz, n fīčr intric̣t comṗzišnz ẇr ppl n ātwrcs r leyrd in sfisticetd arenjmnts v fwm n culr. Fišl hz olwz bn a cīn obzrvr v ɖ rlešnšps btwn ppl, n btwn ppl n ɖer srândñz. Ɖz pêntñz demnstret ɖ ātist’s akt obẓvešn v bodīlanĝj n ɖ sml dītelz ɖt rflct sošl rlešnšps, ptklrli in ɖ hedi invîrnmnt v ɖ ātfer, wɖ its čājd atṃsfir v muni n têst, fnanšl n culčṛl capitl.

Ātferz r ntwrı̣sli bizi, n ɖz pêntñz gv a sens v ɖ eṇji n busl az vizitrz muv amñst ɖ standz, apaṛntli gvñ az mč atnšn t č uɖr – n t ɖer môbîl fônz – az t ɖ ātwrcs on dsple. In ɖz imijz, rɖr ɖn actñ az a bacdrop t ɖ hymn actiṿti, ɖ ātwrcs funẋn az caṛctrz in ɖ sìn, sîḷnt witṇsz t ɖ drāma unfoldñ arnd ɖm. Fišl hz dscrîbd ɖs ifct:

Ɖ spês in ɖz pêntñz z c̣lapst, clutrd, irašnl n agresv. Ɖoz dpictd in ɖ sìnz sīm oblivı̣s t ɖ mêňa v ɖer cndišn…. Ẇt I’v dscuvrd az I muvd intu ɖs wrc z ɖ isnšli abstract nêčr v ɖ ātfer spêsz. Ɖe r nirli kbistc in ɖer flatṇs n ɖer jarñ c̣lāžd cnstruẋnz. Y si a buʈ n ʈru it anɖr n ʈru it anɖr, č buʈ šowñ wrcs ɖt hv ɖer ôn, ofn cntrastñ, spêšl ilužnz. Fr a pêntr, it z a rič invîrnmnt t trî n capčr. Leyrz v conšsṇs on top v leyrz v crosprṗsz. I am fwlñ in luv wɖ it. Nt bcz it z ɖ propr plês fr āt bt bcz it z sč a rič invîrnmnt t mc āt abt.

Ɖz wrcs hv bn infwmd bî ɖ dveḷpmnt v ɖ cntmprri ātwrld ovr rīsnt decedz, az a prīvı̣sli mr insylr, scolrli culčr hz trnsfwmd intu a mr mācitdrivn sìn apilñ t a ny clas v inṭnašnl plūṭcrats. Fišl’z fersìnz r popyletd bî an are v tîps ɖt apir recgnîẓbl bt ptnšli olso ambiğs n fluid in ɖer îdntti: ātists, c̣lctrz, gaḷrists, kretrz n hañrz-on.

In cīpñ wɖ Fišl’z yžl wrcñpractis, ɖ stātñpýnt fr ɖ siriz r fôṭgrafs, in ɖs cês pridominntli têcn bî ɖ ātist hmslf at ātferz includñ Āt Bāzl Mîami Bīč n ɖ Sâʈamtn Ātfer n at ôṗnñz v gaḷriexibišnz in Ny Ywc. Fišl uplodz imijz t Fôtôšop, ẇr h c̣lāžz ɖm untl h cnstructs an imij ɖt h wnts t trnzlet intu a pêntñ. Az ɖ siriz hz groun so hz ɖ cmplx̣ti v ɖ reẓnnsz v ɖ imijz, indivijli n in rlešn t č uɖr. Ɖ pêntñz r a šāp sošl satîr az mč az ɖe r a luvñ tribyt t ɖ wrld ɖ ātist nz bst: ɖ inṭnašnl ātsìn.

Fišl wz born in 1948 in Ny Ywc Siti. H cuṛntli livz n wrcs in Sag Hābr, Ny Ywc. Hiz rīsnt sôlo šoz includ Eric Fišl: Frendz, Luvrz n Uɖr Consṭlešnz at ɖ Alḅtīna, Viena, Ostria (2014); Dîv Dīp: Eric Fišl n ɖ Prôses v Pêntñ at ɖ Penslveňa Acaḍmi v Fîn Āts, Fiḷdelfia, travlñ t San Hôze Myziym v Āt, Caḷfwňa (2012-2013); Eric Fišl: Bīčlîf at ɖ Gildhwl v Īst Hamtn, Ny Ywc (2012); Eric Fišl: Corrida en Ronda at ɖ Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spên (2010); Eric Fišl: Ten Breʈs at ɖ Kestnergesellschaft, Haṇvr, Jrṃni (2007); Eric Fišl: Prints n Drōñz at ɖ Deḷwer Sentr v Cntmprri Āt, Wilmñtn (2006); Eric Fišl at ɖ Fondazione Cassa Di Risparmio in Ḅloňa, Iṭli (2004); n Eric Fišl, Pêntñz n Drōñz 1979-2001 at ɖ Cnstmŭzeum Wlfsbrg, Jrṃni (2003). Hiz wrc z in nymṛs public c̣lẋnz, includñ Ātgaḷri v Ny Sâʈ Wêlz, Sidni, Ostreła; Ātgaḷri v Ontẹrio, Ṭronto, Caṇda; Ātinstityt v Šicago, Šicago; Bāzl Cnsthala, Switṣḷnd; Cānegi Myziym v Āt, Pitsbrg; Daḷs Myziym v Āt, Txs; Fîn Āts Myziym v San Fransisco, Caḷfwňa; Soḷmn R. Ggnhîm Myziym, Ny Ywc; Hiršwn Myziym n Sculpčrgādn, Wošñtn, D.C.; Kunstmuseen der Stadt, Crêfelt, Jrṃni; Luīziana Myziym v Modn Āt, Humlebaek, Denmāc; Ɖ Menil C̣lẋn, Hystn; Ɖ Metṛpolitn Myziym v Āt, Ny Ywc; Musée National D’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, Frans; Myziym v Modn Āt, Ny Ywc; Našnl Gaḷri v Āt, Wošñtn, D.C.; Neue Galerie, Āħn, Jrṃni; Fiḷdelfia Myziym v Āt, Penslveňa; San Fransisco Myziym v Modn Āt, Caḷfwňa; n Ẇitni Myziym v Americn Āt, Ny Ywc. Victoria Miro z dlîtd t b wrcñ alñsd Eric Fišl’z loñstandñ gaḷriz Mẹri Būn in Ny Ywc n Yablonca in C̣lôn.”

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