AUSTIN EDDY, TAMARA GONZALEZ, SHARA HUGHES, RYAN SCHNEIDER, GUY YANAI
COBURN PROJECTS, MAYFAIR, LONDON
13 July - 5 September 2015 Viewings by appointment
Over the summer, Coburn Projects London presents a group show with a selection of new and vibrant paintings. Refiguring brings together a young generation of painters who have either studied or currently live in New York City. Although each of the artists has a different technical approach, their paintings result in a fascinating in-between state of figuration and abstraction, capturing an unknown but precise setting. Evoking visual contradictions for the viewer, these particular paintings are storytelling, ritual or humorous collages and shades, whether materially or spiritually speaking.
Throughout, the figure articulates many of the fundamental contrasts of contemporary painting – between coherence and fragmentation, narrative and abstraction, or intention and naiveté. The subject in its many guises comes to speak of the plurality of painting itself.
For more information about the artists and the works in the exhibition please visit: http://www.coburnprojects.com/refiguring-london
Image (detail): Guy Yanai, End of Europe (Lisbon), 2015, Oil on linen