Lisson Gallery

Announcing Lisson Gallery's presentation at the second edition of Taipei Dangdai

18 December 2019

Lisson Gallery is pleased to return to Taipei for the second edition of Taipei Dangdai (Booth E21), with a presentation highlighting differing strategies around the idea of painting. The booth will feature work by pure painters including Christopher Le Brun, Jason Martin and Bernard Piffaretti, as well as artists inspired by and creatively embracing the painterly approach in their practice through other media.

Christopher Le Brun, who will be in Taipei for the opening of the fair, will present a number of abstract paintings including Left Hand, Right Hand (2018), illustrating his gestural, ‘primary’ response to the act of painting. Le Brun’s solo exhibition ‘Diptychs’ continues at Lisson Gallery Shanghai until 29 February. The booth will also feature Bernard Piffaretti’s acrylic on canvas Untitled (2019); luscious, atmospheric oil paintings by Jason Martin; and a number of colourful gouache on paper works by Stanley Whitney.

The booth will also feature works that illustrate the inspiration of painting to other artists using different media. For example, Ryan Gander’s Group Portrait - Esteemed colleagues, Goldfinger’s House, 2 Willow Road, London, 28th of March 2014 during the exhibition The Artists Have The Keys (2016) is a conceptual mimic of a photographic group portrait, produced using a series of circular paint palettes cut from mirrored glass, with each palette representing a single head and shoulders portrait. Similarly inspired by painting, Spencer Finch’s Color Test - 72 (2019) is an LED lightbox layering two translucent grids of colour, resulting in a variant of the original effect, changing throughout the day during different light conditions. Even sculptural works, such as Ai Weiwei’s porcelain Wave (2015), Anish Kapoor’s large-scale mirrors, Tony Cragg’s Willow (2016) and Julian Opie’s 2D and 3D figures, illustrate a painterly effect through their gradient of colour, evident study of drawing or brushstroke finish.

The booth will also include painted sign works by Laure Prouvost, Leon Polk Smith’s Constellation Yellow Black Red (1967), Tony Oursler’s iD^•8 (2017) and Wael Shawky’s hand carved wooden relief, based on an illuminated manuscript from the 14th Century. Daniel Buren will also present a work in woven fibre optic cables and LEDs, A Square of Electric Light # 4: situated work (2011), ahead of the launch of his new, permanent installation for Banqiao underground station in Taipei.

Taipei Dangdai takes place at the Nangang Exhibition Center from 17–19 January. Find more information on the fair's website.

Image: Christopher Le Brun, Left Hand, Right Hand (2018), Oil on canvas (diptych), 280 x 230 cm, 110 1/8 x 90 1/2 in © Christopher Le Brun
Announcing Lisson Gallery's presentation at the second edition of Taipei Dangdai
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