An exponent of what is called “matter painting”, the Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies, who died last year, developed a particular style of artwork with thick layers of paint and a distinctive use of textures and materials that he applied to the canvas surface. It is no wonder that he had also created sculptural objects. The exhibition Antoni Tàpies: From Object to Sculpture (1964-2009) displays nearly 100 artworks that bring to light Tàpies’ personal artistic vocabulary when he produced three-dimensional art.
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, until 19 January 2014.
Eleanor Bartlett – interview: ‘When you see a great lump of tar, it’s like looking at a fundamental building block of the universe’
The artist talks about why she favours working with bitumen, metal paint and wax and why colour is dangerous
Writings on the Wall
This exhibition is a tribute to six 20th-century artists who drew inspiration from the street art and graffiti they found in their cities, in a celebration of mark making both ancient and modern
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham: In Perspective – The Late Works
Wilhelmina Barns-Graham (1912-2004) was a key figure in the abstract movement in Britain yet it was only towards the end of her long and productive life that she received the critical attention she deserved.
An exhibition of 11 paintings made between 1992 and 2009 by the late Catalan artist, Antoni Tàpies (1923–2012), on view at the Timothy Taylor Gallery, London until 13 April 2013, although small, adds another voice to the debate about the shifting conceptual and physical boundaries between collage, painting and drawings.