ABSTRACT : REALITY
THURSDAY 6TH - 13TH DECEMBER (EXHIBITION)
THURSDAY 13TH DECEMBER - AUCTION, FROM 6:30PM
Duke of York's HQ,
An exhibition and auction of abstract and photorealist artwork
This December, THE AUCTION COLLECTIVE X PRESENZA will unveil ABSTRACT : REALITY
An exhibition and auction of artwork from 49 contemporary artists that brings together the two extremes of subject: the bold colours and disconnected lines of abstract art, and the fine details and precise representation of photorealist art.
Questions about the meaning and necessity of both abstraction and photo-realism have formed some of the central debates on Modern Art in the last 150 years. Abstract art was laughed out of the early 20th century Salons and Academies, and then later when Abstract Expressionism flourished, figuration took its turn to be shunned by the most accomplished artists of the 1940s and 1950s. Abstract: Reality looks at the various strands of this conversation in contemporary art and the concept of 'representation’, which acknowledges that abstract and figurative art are not as different as they might seem.