Ins and Outs Series (1) single out 97

Ayers Rock, Australia

Basil Beattie: Paintings from the Collection

BP New Displays, Tate Britain
5 March – 3 June 2007

Basil Beattie is one of Britain’s most respected abstract painters. Though not as well known to the general public as some, he has a very strong following amongst fellow artists, thanks in part to his teaching career. This display brings together a group of his powerful and suggestive abstractions made since 1990. In these he employs pictograms and spatial components such as steps or enclosed cells to deftly explore the limits and possibilities of abstract pictorial space. The results are beautiful, elegant and evocative. The display is accompanied by a new film about the artist that helps illuminate his concerns and sources of inspiration.

Paintings

beattie-janus-series-8-2008

The Sight of Night [Janus series] 2008
Oil and wax 198x183 (Private Collection)

beattie-janus-series-w_paper-8-2007

Janus Series  2007
Oil stick on paper 151 x 244 cm

Installation at Todd Gallery  5 Nov 12 Dec 1998

Installation at Todd Gallery 1
Installation at Todd Gallery
Held Within 05

Held within 2005

Oil and wax 244x213

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