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Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ Ocula Conversation Cinga Samson: ‘a different conversation on representation’ By Jareh Das, New York

Cinga Samson 's paintings lay bare the complex relationship between contemporary life, African traditions, globalisation, and representation. His strikingly sombre portraits contain similarities to those of contemporary painters such as Toyin Ojih Odutola, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye , Kehinde Wiley , Florine Démosthène, and Tunji...

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Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist Ocula Insight Guo Hongwei on Seeing Patterns That Don’t Exist By Sherry Paik, New York

Guo Hongwei's recent watercolour paintings, showing at Chambers Fine Art in New York from 3 March, trigger pareidolia—the phenomenon of seeing random objects or patterns where they do not exist.

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b. 1943, New Zealand

Gretchen Albrecht Biography

Gretchen Albrecht attended the University of Auckland, School of Fine Arts (Elam) from 1960 to 1964. By the late 1960s she had established a profile as an artist of considerable promise with a series of colour-stained canvases that invited comparison with the work of Helen Frankenthaler. 

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Her application of paint into, rather than on, the canvas unified the materials and surfaces of her images as self contained aesthetic objects, establishing principles that remain fundamental to her work today. In 1981 she exhibited her first semi-circular 'hemisphere' canvases. Completed after a visit to Italy in 1978, analogies have been drawn between these paintings and some of the formal elements found in Renaissance art. In particular the composition of paintings by Piero della Francesca and other early Renaissance masters. 

In 1989 she developed a series of oval shaped canvases which, like the 'hemisphere' paintings, reconcile dualities of order and impulse. Albrecht’s achievements reside in a refined aesthetic practice, characterised by its concise iconography, orchestrated over 50 years. 

Albrecht’s work is held in the collections of the Auckland Art Gallery and the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand. 

Gretchen Albrecht Featured Artworks

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Nearing the Compline Hour by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtNearing the Compline Hour, 2018Acrylic and oil on canvas (2 panels)
201 x 213 cm
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Vigils (the night watch) by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtVigils (the night watch), 2019Acrylic on canvas
125 x 250 cm
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Prime 'the sun is risen' by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtPrime 'the sun is risen', 2019Acrylic and oil on canvas
122.5 x 250 cm
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Jumping into the Light by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtJumping into the Light, 2019Acrylic on canvas
122.5 x 250 cm
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Far, far away by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtFar, far away, 2018Acrylic on Belgian linen
141 x 221 cm
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Salome by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtSalome, 1985Acrylic on canvas
90 x 180 cm
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Lilac Current by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtLilac Current, 2012Silkscreen print,
56 x 76 cm
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In a Shower of Gold by Gretchen Albrecht contemporary artwork
Gretchen AlbrechtIn a Shower of Gold, 2011acrylic on Belgian linen
250 x 500 cm
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Gretchen Albrecht Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Gretchen Albrecht, Between gesture and geometry at Two Rooms, Auckland
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12 April–25 May 2019 Gretchen Albrecht Between gesture and geometry Two Rooms, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Virginia Leonard with Gretchen Albrecht, I come out of surgery looking golden at Two Rooms, Auckland
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26 October–24 November 2018 Virginia Leonard with Gretchen Albrecht I come out of surgery looking golden Two Rooms, Auckland
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Under Control at Two Rooms, Auckland
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9 February–10 March 2018 Group Exhibition Under Control Two Rooms, Auckland

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Gretchen Albrecht In Ocula Magazine

Auckland Art Shows to See: The Lowdown Ocula Report Auckland Art Shows to See: The Lowdown By Sherry Paik, Auckland

This year, the month of May kicks off with the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019) at The Cloud on Queens Wharf, where over 40 leading galleries from the Pacific Rim will exhibit. A carefully curated selection of talks and exhibitions will accompany the fair, including the 2019 Projects Programme organised by Francis McWhannell titled...

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Gretchen Albrecht In Related Press

Gretchen Albrecht At Two Rooms, Auckland Related Press Gretchen Albrecht At Two Rooms, Auckland 22 April 2014, John Daly-Peoples for The NBR / 22 April 2014

In Gretchen Albrecht’s latest exhibition at Two Rooms, she is showing mainly recent large works although there are a couple of works which are  up to 12 years old, which show some of the subtle changes which  have occurred in her work over that time The rectangular works feature oval paintings, of massed colour on bare canvas....

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