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Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global Ocula Conversation Almine Rech-Picasso Goes Global

French gallerist Almine Rech-Picasso opened her first space in Asia on Shanghai's historic Bund in July this year, bringing her eponymous gallery's total locations to five. The Shanghai gallery occupies roughly 4,000 square feet on the second floor of the three-storey Amber Building, a beautiful warehouse space, originally occupied by the Central...

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From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut Ocula Report From the Gallery to the Streets: Home Works 8 in Beirut 8 Nov 2019 : Nat Muller for Ocula

There's an inside joke amongst the team of Ashkal Alwan, The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts: that every time an edition of its biennial forum on cultural practices is planned, a national crisis happens. The eighth edition of Home Works was no different: it opened on 17 October amidst the most devastating wildfires that Lebanon had witnessed...

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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough Ocula Insight | Video
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Hans Hartung and Art Informel: Exhibition Walkthrough 15 October 2019

Hans Hartung and Art Informel at Mazzoleni London (1 October 2019-18 January 2020) presents key works by the French-German painter while highlighting his connection with artists active in Paris during the 50s and 60s. In this video, writer and historian Alan Montgomery discusses Hartung's practice and its legacy.Born in Leipzig in 1904, Hans...

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Elizabeth Neel

b. 1975, USA

Elizabeth Neel’s paintings and sculptures blur relationships between architecture and the body, memory and action. Drawn from specific, real world subject matter–from anonymous images sourced from the Internet to found objects–Neel’s ‘fictive situations’ trace excavations of life, along with its contamination through death and decay. While ostensibly abstract, Neel’s paintings have an uncanny insistence on the representational residue of mark making. Her smears and punctuations of tape hint towards the reconstructive narrative potential of abstraction. Her sculptural assemblages extend the sensibility of perspective and proximity between disparate gestures into three dimensions, using a diverse array of materials including clay, wood, wax, tape, inkjet prints and found objects. Through stimulating relationships between her paintings and sculptures Neel returns to architecture as a narrative tool for framing objects and images.

Elizabeth Neel (b. 1975) currently lives and works in New York. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in 2007. Recent solo exhibitions include: Tangled on the Serpent Chair, Mary Boone Gallery (2018); Claw Hammer, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects (2017); Vulture and Chicks, Pilar Corrias Gallery, London (2016); Lobster with Shell Game, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects (2015); The People, the Park, the Ornament, Pilar Corrias, London (2014); 3 and 4 before 2 and 5, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York (2013); Routes and Pleasures, Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles Projects (2012); Sphinx Ditch, Pilar Corrias, London (2011); Leopard Complex, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York (2011); Stick Season, curated by Fionn Meade at SculptureCenter, New York (2010). Her work has been shown in group exhibitions at Victoria Miro, London (2018); Moore Building, presented by Larry Gagosian and Jeffrey Deitch, Miami Beach (2017); Leo Xu Projects, Shanghai (2016); Howick Place, London (2014); Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York (2014); STUDIOLO, Zurich (2012); Cluj Museum, Cluji-Napoca (2012); Prague Biennale 5 (2011); and Mother’s Tank Station, Dublin (2011).

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Featured Artworks

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Rapid Buckling of the Loud Song by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelRapid Buckling of the Loud Song, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
152 x 610 cm
Pilar Corrias
Crucifixal Clef by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelCrucifixal Clef, 2019 Acrylic on canvas
248.9 x 200.7 cm
Pilar Corrias
Slip Strike Indicators by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelSlip Strike Indicators, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
167.6 x 96.5 cm
Pilar Corrias
Once Swaddled Ever so Gently by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelOnce Swaddled Ever so Gently, 2018 Acrylic on canvas
193 x 243.8 cm
Pilar Corrias
Double Wrangle by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelDouble Wrangle, 2017 Acrylic on canvas
266.7 x 198.1 cm
Pilar Corrias
Look Return Look Between Wing and Fence by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelLook Return Look Between Wing and Fence, 2014 Oil and spray paint on canvas
124.5 x 109.2 cm
Pilar Corrias
Speech Writer by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelSpeech Writer, 2014 Acrylic on canvas
198.1 x 182.9 cm
Pilar Corrias
Fixtures Morning to Evening by Elizabeth Neel contemporary artwork
Elizabeth NeelFixtures Morning to Evening, 2014 Oil on canvas
243.8 x 193 cm
Pilar Corrias

Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Elizabeth Neel, Nightjars and Allies at Pilar Corrias, London
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30 May–29 June 2019 Elizabeth Neel Nightjars and Allies Pilar Corrias, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Surface Work at Victoria Miro, London
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11 April–16 June 2018 Group Exhibition Surface Work Victoria Miro, Mayfair, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Surface Work at Victoria Miro, London
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11 April–19 May 2018 Group Exhibition Surface Work Victoria Miro, Wharf Road, London

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Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show Related Press Surface Work review – women abstract artists dazzle in historic show The Guardian : 15 April 2018

There are certain shows that change one's sense of art. Surface Work is one of them. Spread across two sites, it is nothing less than an anthology of abstract painting spanning an entire century, from early constructivism to post-digital sampling, in which every work holds its own and every work is by a woman. This is a rare and historic event.It...

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