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Timothy Taylor opens an exhibition of works by the British artist Frank Auerbach
Frank Auerbach, HEAD OF JYM III, 1981. Oil on board, 20 x 22 in 50.8 x 55.9 cm. © Frank Auerbach. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts, London.


NEW YORK, NY.- Timothy Taylor, New York, is presenting an exhibition of works by the British artist Frank Auerbach. The subject of a major retrospective at the Tate Britain in 2015-16, Auerbach has established himself as one of the pre-eminent contemporary painters through an oeuvre that spans more than fifty years. The exhibition at Timothy Taylor is the first show devoted to Auerbach in New York since 2006. This exhibition brings together examples of portraits of some of Auerbach’s favorite sitters; his wife, Julia, writer and art critic William Feaver, and Juliet Yardley Mills (J.Y.M) – the artist’s principal model since 1963, and the subject of over seventy works. In compliment to these portraits are a number of paintings of North London landscapes - Camden, Primrose Hill and Mornington Crescent – areas local to the artist’s home and studio, which have also served as reoccurring subjects over the course of his career.

Drawing from his daily life, and using his work as a tool to deal with the experience of existence, Auerbach has stated that painting is “something that happens to a man working in a room, alone with his actions, his ideas, and perhaps his model. He is affected by his circumstances and by the standards and events of his time, but he seems to me to be the sole coherent unit.”

Whilst Auerbach’s paintings might appear sudden and reactive, they are works of tremendous concentration and physical application that capture the very soul of the subject. After many months and hours of sittings, where applied paint is typically scraped back and then reapplied, the final image will often then emerge within a matter of hours. In this moment, Auerbach blends figuration with raw textures, taking the physical properties of paint to a visceral extreme. It is the surface depth and the subtle palette existing on the very edge of order, that defines the sense of space in these extraordinary paintings and creates such a unique and compelling experience for the viewer.

Auerbach paints in the same studio he has occupied since 1954, reputedly working all day, seven days a week, revisiting the inventory of subject matter he has accumulated from his regular models and his quotidian local life. Sitting for the artist was described by William Feaver as “rather like being at the dentist”; an arduous and lengthy process that produces a work of the most refined quality.

The British academic and art historian Simon Schama describes Auerbach’s studio like “some sort of place where rationing has just been abolished. It’s the ultimate sweetshop. It’s full of touchy-feely paint... It’s Auerbach who’s really building things, layering it on in a sort of party of impasto.

Frank Auerbach was born in Berlin, Germany in 1931 and at the age of seven immigrated to England to avoid Nazi persecution. He studied at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 1955 and his first solo exhibition took place at the Beaux Arts Gallery in London in 1956. In 1986, Auerbach represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, where he received the Golden Lion award for the presentation. Subsequent solo exhibitions have taken place at the Royal Academy, the National Gallery, the Rijksmuseum and most recently in 2015-16 the Tate held a third retrospective to celebrate the artist’s 84th birthday, brought together by one of his sitters, the curator Catherine Lampert. Auerbach currently resides in North London, working from the same studio for the past fifty years.





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