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Porta Nigra: Michael Stubbs at the Hidde Van Seggelen Gallery

Michael STUBBS is CURRENTLY taking part of the group EXHIBITION Porta Nigra with an extraordinary and unexpected WHITE piece. The exhibition is held at the Hidde can Seggelen Gallery in London, and has inaugurated last Saturday, 15th of December 2012. Dutch curator and art writer Mark Kremer conceived the exhibition as an open enquiry into the use of black in contemporary art, and describes his curatorial work as a ‘psychological and existential passage in a dark territory’ but also ‘an urgent, an enriching experience.’

Michael Stubbs, Untitled cream, 1991, oil paint on stacked canvases, 36 x 36 x 23 cm

Michael Stubbs, Untitled cream, 1991, oil paint on stacked canvases, 36 x 36 x 23 cm

As we read from the press release,’touching upon notions of the sublime and the alchemical, dense black surfaces of lacquer and enamel conjoin here with painted depictions of light, a record of the sound of silence, records of human protest and the burnt remains of former artworks’.

Through his practice, British artist Micheal Stubbs aims to create a ‘third language’, something new and complex, forcing collisions between different optical depths, contrasted opaque and transparent planes. Drawing inspiration from American abstract expressionism and POP art, during his career, his work has traced a sense of violent explosion and fragmentation, as a potential mirror of our confused contemporary reality.

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