Black on Gray

I like exhibitions showing a whole body of work from a single artist. I like being immersed in the unique vision. I like for that vision not to be interrupted or diluted by that of another. Occasionally we find ourselves standing in front of work that touches deeply; it is almost a stab, a point of primal knowing. Not appropriate here to reason or rationalise, just to feel. And I did… in the final room of Rothko at Tate Modern; here, experiencing and absorbing the rigour of Rothko’s large understated Black on Gray abstract canvases made in the last decade of his life. Absorbing. Sensitive. Intense. Minimal, almost monochromatic, yet deeply rich. I scribbled… Solid black matt gun metal oxidised warm grey yellow grey grey with rose cream grey blue grey


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