If you are in London and have a free morning or afternoon then head to Modern Art on Helmet Row to see Ron Gorchov’s latest exhibition of his now iconic saddle paintings; on until 11 May.
Gorchov can count amongst his peers Willem de Kooning, Arshille Gorky and Mark Rothko and together they formed the New York school.
The exhibition shows brightly coloured biomorphic shapes of colour, painted on canvas, supported by raw hewn wooden frames. These concave or convex supports came about because Gorchov wanted to push the realm of the painting surface away from the rectangle. Theses shapes are uniquely his and come somewhere between what can be considered sculpural and the traditons of flat painting. Containing 11 works completed between 2016 and 2018 this exhibition is definitely worth looking in on.
Images are credited to www.modernart.net/exhibitions/ron-gorchov