The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Saturday, October 25, 2014


First Solo Exhibition of New Work by Artist Ansel Krut at Stuart Shave/Modern Art
Ansel Krut, "Giants of Modernism #1" (Vortex Head with Pipe), 2009. Oil on canvas (framed), (76.2 x 61.2 cm) 30 x 24.1 inches. Photo; Courtesy: Stuart Shave Modern Art.
LONDON.- Stuart Shave/Modern Art present the first solo exhibition of new work by the British artist Ansel Krut. With this exhibition we are delighted to welcome this extraordinary painter to the gallery programme.

There is a measured and psychedelic cast of protagonists in Krut’s paintings that revel in absurd creativity. This quality of absurdity in Krut’s images is vital, yet needn’t be overplayed, as it belies the subtlety and sophistication of his characterisation, and his sincere exercise of technique.

Krut’s new paintings bring the strength and assurance of a mature practice to the energy and joyfulness of continued unfolding and discovery in his image making. His paintings deftly employ a genuine understanding of the conventions, traditions and values of painting, with a sound awareness of the recent century’s stylistic movements and periods of figuration. Krut’s painting is not an academic exercise, and while in places his painting and composition suggests a nod to the modern canon, this is not at risk of being overstated or reduced to a subject. The new paintings he has made for this exhibition at Modern Art have a lightness of touch which lends a feeling of freshness and timeliness.

Krut’s technique is to construct his surface with layers of nuanced paint application in which there is a strong relationship to drawing and pictorial space. For his show at Modern Art, Ansel Krut has created a confident and buoyant new group of paintings. Each canvas carries a very particular and spirited character. Fans, vortexes, geometric angles, dynamic shapes and judiciously placed eyebrows recur throughout his compositions – suggesting physical form to a menagerie of exotic dancers, pipe-smokers and deviants. Krut’s imagery dances ahead of us in a series of new paintings that picture displaced objects – such as bottles, armchairs, whirlwinds, flowers and onions – that have been embodied with features and infused with personality, within his ever-expanding repertoire of abject portraiture.

Ansel Krut was born in 1959, and lives and works in London. He graduated with anMA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in 1986, after which he was awarded the Abbey Major scholarship to the British School in Rome. He attended the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris (1982-1983), and completed his BA in Fine Art at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (1979-1982).

The exhibition ends on February 13, 2010.

New York | Stuart Shave/Modern Art | Ansel Krut |




Today's News

January 28, 2010

Selection of French Masterpieces from the Pushkin Museum on View in Budapest

Terracotta Army to Conquer Canada from 2010 - 2012

MKG in Hamburg Opens Exhibition of 150 Years of Nude Photography

Lisa King Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Christie's International

First Solo Exhibition of New Work by Artist Ansel Krut at Stuart Shave/Modern Art

Art Rotterdam Opens Next Week with More than 70 Galleries Present

Victoria Miro Gallery Presents New Work by William Eggleston

Tracey Emin, Mat Collishaw and Paula Rego Show Work at Foundling Museum

Overview of the Artistic Production of Alighiero e Boetti at Sprüth Magers Berlin:

Largest Moon Sculpture on Earth on View at Gasometer in Dusseldorf

Curatorial Fellow Presents Exhibition at Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

Restoration of National Gallery's 18th Century Scagliola Table Top

Huntington Acquires Extensive Collection of Charles Dickens' Letters

Emerging Chicago-Based Artist Brings Largest Show to Date to the Chicago Cultural Center

Party Leaders Back Staffordshire Hoard Campaign

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' Winter Sale Achieves $1.92 Million

The Great British Art Debate Opens at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery

National Galleries of Scotland Present Exhibition of the History of the Crieff

Art Institute of Chicago Presents Vernacular Photography Exhibition

Melissa Stabile Hired as Collections Manager at Maryhill Museum of Art

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome

Related Stories



Invisible Exports announces the New York solo debut of work and objects by Bob Mizer

Six weeks after, New York City artists seek help to scrub away superstorm Sandy's stains

Just discovered Scharl Portrait of Einstein up for sale for first time

New York State Museum exhibits historic images from Burns archives

La Dolce Vita: 1950-1960. Stars and Celebrities in the Italian Fifties at Eataly New York

The Art of Playboy, Gil Elvgren, Golden Age greats headline Fall New York illustration art auction

Costa Rica reclaims artifacts from the prestigious Brooklyn Museum in New York

Doyle New York to auction the Arthur Rothstein photograph collection in October

New study identifies pine bush as "Stop Over" for migrating birds

Chinese Gilt-Bronze Bell achieves $482,500 at Doyle New York's Asian works of art sale



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site