For those bickering and whining about the end of painting or about its constant renewal or about its being alive or dead: stop it and visit Stretch Release at Dürst Britt & Mayhew.
Even if you don’t have those qualms, you’d better take a look.
It’s a very good show on painting and very well presented.
Take a closer look at works by Mark Barrow and Sarah Parke, Paul Beumer, Koen Doodeman, Marije Gertenbach, Kristan Kennedy, David Roth and Alexis Teplin.
Take a closer look and realise that conventional painting as you have known it has been a matter of weaving and painting, from the late renaissance onward, when painting on canvas became the omnipresent practice, or many centuries earlier, ever since man has been wearing coloured textiles.
Take a closer look and realise that in the end it is always the material that has the last word.
Take a closer look and realise that some of these works (some more than others) are both extremely intimate and heavily depersonalised in one way or another.
To be short: take a closer look.
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© Villa Next Door 2017
Content of all pictures courtesy to the artists, Dürst Britt & Mayhew gallery and all other parties involved.