Gagosian Hong Kong To Exhibit New Paintings By Thomas Houseago
You can see these Thomas Houseago masterpieces in person on 21 September
Gagosian has announced Abundance, an exhibition of new still-life and landscape paintings by Thomas Houseago. This is the artist’s second exhibition with the gallery in Hong Kong, following Psychedelic Brothers, Drawn Paintings in 2016.
What Is Abundance
Abundance Paintings is a new body of work produced en plein air, and in a new studio in Malibu, California, which reflects on cosmic and spiritual interconnectedness and the transcendental power of nature.
Moreover, the works’ titles and expressive imagery evoke ocean waves and the flora of Malibu at sunrise and sunset, with suns, moons, rocks, and skies rendered in vibrant colour and undulating lines.
Experience It In Hong Kong
Gagosian to Exhibit New Paintings by Thomas Houseago Abundance Opens in Hong Kong on 21 September 2023 Houseago first achieved widespread recognition through his original and vigorous approach to the subject of the human body.
Utilizing mediums associated with classical and modernist sculpture alongside less traditional materials like rebar and hemp, he builds monumental figures whose surfaces and structures reveal the processes of their making.
Art In All Forms
On top of that, in works on canvas and paper that he describes as a cross between “drawing and mapping,” Houseago also explores the emotional and spatial power of saturated color and dynamic form. Abundance sees him further extend this aspect of his practice.
The works on view in Hong Kong reveal the influence of historical and modern Eastern and Northern European artists including the painters of the Dutch Golden Age, Munch, and Van Gogh. The notion of spontaneity also remains important; Houseago often listened to recordings of live performances by John Coltrane as he worked.
In Cosmic Objects (for Abe) and Cosmic Objects for Julian Sands (to My Yorkshire Brother), Houseago represents groups of artifacts including flowers, shells, skulls, and skull-shaped vessels to again trace a connection between outwardly diverse materials and processes.
More information can be found on the Official Gagosian Website.