Timothy Taylor Presents Ambitious Late Paintings by Abstract Expressionist Hans Hartung


LONDON.- Timothy Taylor Gallery presents an exhibition of ambitious late paintings by the celebrated abstract expressionist Hans Hartung. This is the first exhibition of Hartungs work in London since 1996. The exhibition is on view until April 9, 2011. In his last ten, highly productive years (1980 – 1989), Hans Hartung both expanded upon and revisited many of the themes and techniques that he had used throughout his career. Using spray paint and rollers, garden rakes and olive branches as brushes, Hartung, despite advanced age and infirmity, produced extraordinarily dynamic and powerful paintings in his home and studio complex in Antibes. Whether large paintings only lightly touched by a fine mist of paint, or dramatic dark and heavily impastoed works, these ultra-modern canvasses express ideas of infinity and the sublime on the one hand, and existential inner torment on the