Andrew Bick at Palazzo Liestal : BREXIT – OUT OF THE MATRIX?

May 13 to June 25, 2017
Kunsthalle Palazzo Liestal

Contemporary Art from England

Andrew Bick
Richard Deacon
Abigail Lane
Sadie Murdoch
Karen Mirza – Brad Butler
Julia Steiner
Vincent Whiteman

Opening Times: Tuesday – Friday 2 – 6pm / Saturday – Sunday 1 – 5 pm

In his technically complex and layered paintings, using an interplay of free and geometric forms, Andrew Bick amalgamates drawing and painting, line and plane, transparency and opacity, colourful and muted surfaces, as well as glossy and matt surfaces, to form an enigmatic whole. Colourful triangular and trapezoidal forms, gesturally applied colour felds and sharp-edged structures in white, grey and black block out areas of his ofen unprimed canvases. Covered with translucent acrylic glass or partially coated with layers of wax that lie over the colours like fog, his precisely constructed compositions combine seemingly contradictory painting methods and multi-layered textures. His architectural visual structures are positioned in the wake of British Constructivism and Systems Art, which emerged in parallel with Minimalism, Conceptual Art and Cybernetics. (Source: Haus Konstruktiv, “Andrew Bick”)