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New Paintings by Tony Bevan at The De La Warr Pavilion

Tony Bevan - 'Self-Portrait After Messerschmidt', 2009 - 264 cm x 229 cm. - Courtesy of the artist.

BEXHILL ON SEA, UK – Tony Bevan (born in Bradford, 1951) is
one of
the most important painters working in Britain today. For his new
installation at the De La Warr Pavilion, Bevan has produced three
colossal works
specifically to utilize the dimensions of Gallery 2. Inspired by his
travels to China, in particular his experience of the Giant Buddha of
and his ongoing interest in the ‘character heads’ of
the 18th
century German-Austrian sculptor Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, the new
continue Bevan’s exploration of self-portraiture in his practice.