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Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia Ocula Report Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia 18 May 2019 : Fawz Kabra for Ocula

Bridging almost a century of Brazilian art, Visions of Brazil: Reimagining Modernity from Tarsila to Sonia at Blum & Poe in New York (30 April–22 June 2019), hosted in collaboration with Mendes Wood DM, offers a rereading of Brazilian Modernism through the works of artists practising at different times, from the 20th century through to the...

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Reiko Tomii Ocula Conversation Reiko Tomii

In 1969, Horikawa Michio, schoolteacher and member of the artist collective GUN (Group Ultra Niigata), filled out the customs paperwork to mail a one-kilogram river stone from Niigata, the proverbial 'backside of Japan', to President Nixon. In return, Horikawa received a thank you note for this 'most unusual Christmas gift'—a muted anti-war...

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Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings Ocula Report Yun Hyong-keun in Venice: The Artist Behind the Paintings 4 May 2019 : Sherry Paik for Ocula

'He was not a "political" kind of person. He just wanted to be honest and straight. But it was not easy in Korea to live like that,' writes curator Kim Inhye on artist Yun Hyong-keun. For much of his life, Yun lived in proximity to some of the most tumultuous moments in modern Korean history, from which he emerged as a pioneer of abstract...

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Tess Jaray

b. 1931, United Kingdom

Examining the geometry of pattern, repetition and colour within her surroundings, Tess Jaray has explored painterly perspective for more than five decades. Jaray focuses on producing the illusion of space, using perspective to create a field of spatial paradox that equates to distance and closeness in the mind. In many of her works the area of pattern is contained by a strong, grounding background colour, thereby controlling the movement of the forms.

Tess Jaray (b.1937) was born in Vienna, Austria and to moved to UK in 1938. She currently lives and works in London. The artist studied at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1954-57) and later at Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1957-60).

Featured Artworks

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Window for Katharina (Dark with Pink) by Tess Jaray contemporary artwork Tess JarayWindow for Katharina (Dark with Pink), 2013 Cut panel (two panels)
131 x 131 cm
Karsten Schubert
100 Moments (Yellow) by Tess Jaray contemporary artwork Tess Jaray100 Moments (Yellow), 2005 Oil on canvas
114 x 114 cm
Karsten Schubert
Dropped Link Green by Tess Jaray contemporary artwork Tess JarayDropped Link Green, 2017 Paper on panel
40 x 40 cm
Karsten Schubert
Predella [Dark] by Tess Jaray contemporary artwork Tess JarayPredella [Dark], 2017 Acrylic on linen
142 x 142 cm
Karsten Schubert
Predella [Light] by Tess Jaray contemporary artwork Tess JarayPredella [Light], 2017 Acrylic on linen
142 x 142 cm
Karsten Schubert
Per Tutte le Madri Purple and Pink by Tess Jaray contemporary artwork Tess JarayPer Tutte le Madri Purple and Pink, 2008 Acrylic and paper on panel
75 x 60 cm
Karsten Schubert
River Blue & Pink by Tess Jaray contemporary artwork Tess JarayRiver Blue & Pink, 2009 Acrylic and paper on panel
59 x 52 cm
Karsten Schubert
After Damascus Three Pillars Green & Red by Tess Jaray contemporary artwork Tess JarayAfter Damascus Three Pillars Green & Red, 2009 Acrylic on panel
40 x 40 cm
Karsten Schubert

Recent Exhibitions

Contemporary art exhibition, Tess Jaray, From Outside: Tess Jaray at Karsten Schubert, London
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27 February–12 May 2019 Tess Jaray From Outside: Tess Jaray Karsten Schubert, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Tess Jaray, Tess Jaray at Karsten Schubert, London
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24 November 2017–26 January 2018 Tess Jaray Tess Jaray Karsten Schubert, London
Contemporary art exhibition, Tess Jaray, Into Light at Karsten Schubert, London
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25 May–17 June 2017 Tess Jaray Into Light Karsten Schubert, London

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Charley Peters: ‘Painting, Writing, Abstraction and the Spaces In-between: In Conversation with Tess Jaray’ Related Press Charley Peters: ‘Painting, Writing, Abstraction and the Spaces In-between: In Conversation with Tess Jaray’ Instantloveland : 26 April 2019

Using the Art Deco building of the Barber Institute, designed by Robert Atkinson and built between 1932—1939 as a Foundation for the works, the paintings extend Jaray’s ongoing contemplation of architectural form and continue her rigorous evaluation of the emotive conditions of spatial composition through carefully considered, desaturated...

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Shapes Are Held In Tension: A Conversation With Tess Jaray Related Press Shapes Are Held In Tension: A Conversation With Tess Jaray Forbes : 13 June 2017

There’s a physical quality to Tess Jaray’s paintings that comes through even in digital reproductions. Scrolling through an email containing images from Into Light, an exhibition of her work open at Marlborough Fine Art in London through June 17, feels a bit like walking into a shaft of sunlight in an ancient alley.

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