Tag Archives: Abstract expressionism

March 20

Patrick Heron, Art Critic: Exploring the Limits of Abstraction

On the 20th of March 1999, iconic English artist, textile designer and critic Patrick Heron died in Zennor, Cornwall, aged 79. Heron is best remembered for his semi-abstract paintings featuring vibrant colourful compositions inspired by nature. Less known perhaps is his career as an art critic to the New Statesman and Nation in 1947–50, and London correspondent to Arts (New York) in […]

February 06

Antoni Tàpies: Art Between Void and Substance

On the 6th of February 2012, Catalan artist and art theorist Antoni Tàpies i Puig died in Barcelona at the age of 88. Following a heart attack at the young age of 17, Tàpies spent time recuperating in the mountains, which is where he first started pursuing his passion for art. He lived on and […]

January 02

Painting the Date with On Kawara

On the 2nd of January 1933, Kawara On was born in Kariya, Aichi, Japan. The artist has become well-known as a conceptual artist living in New York since 1965, having shown his work in solo and group exhibitions, including the Venice Biennale in 1976 and present in numerous private collections. In 1966, he inaugurated the Today […]