Tàpies at Timothy Taylor Gallery
Timothy Taylor Gallery, in the centre of London, is currently housing an Antoni Tàpies solo exhibition. It opened on the 7th of March and it goes until 13th April 2013. Most of the pieces are already sold.
This gallery is working directly with Tàpies family and is mainly showing artworks from the artist’s later period. In the several canvases across the exhibition, some of them quite large, you can see the artist’s trademark features: the colour pallet, abundant in browns, grays and blacks, the collages, using newspaper, sand and hair, the writings and scribblings, and his abstract style that occasionally veers into the figurative, where you can tell the sexually charged shapes of the human body, male and female.
Tàpies, who was an undisputed part of the artistic framework of the fifties and sixties in Europe and New York, has artworks in the most important art collections; public and private: Tate, UK; MoMA, New York; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
The next opportunity to see his art will be next May, at the Fortuny Palace of Venice, at the same time of the Bienale and then in June at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies and The National Museum of Art of Catalunya.
The Timothy Taylor Gallery is located in Mayfair, London. Their roster features world renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Alex Katz, Bridget Reilly, Kiki Smith and Diane Arbus.
Words by João Duarte Silva