Future Exhibitions

Current Exhibition
Future Exhibitions

JULY 2nd - SEPTEMBER 2nd
ROGER CECIL
Roger Cecil (1942-2015) has been described as one of the great abstract artists of his generation, yet in his lifetime he was hardly known outside a circle of fellow painters. He was content to paint for himself, protecting his privacy and exhibiting rarely. If he did show his work, collectors rushed to acquire it. Among curators, he was a legendary figure. When his body was found after a police search in 2015, his death made headlines.

At art college in the early 1960s he was a star of his generation, but he walked out on a scholarship to the Royal College of Art and returned to practise on his own in the South Wales mining village and terraced house where he grew up. He devoted himself to painting, living simply and working as a casual labourer, opencast miner and art tutor while producing work of extraordinary beauty and sophistication. After his parents’ deaths the whole house became his studio.

Comparisons can be drawn with great twentieth-century abstract artists, Dubuffet, de Staël and Tàpies, but Roger Cecil sought to be – and was – remarkably uninfluenced. The reputation of his mesmerising art can only grow as his legacy is revealed.'

Peter Wakelin

 


Untitled 154
Mixed media on paper
10 x 8 cm

Untitled 173
Mixed media on board
14 x 10cm

Untitled 429
Mixed media on paper
21 x 16cm



Untitled 295
Mixed media on paper
23 x 16cm

Untitled 325
Mixed media on cardboard
23 x 16cm

Untitled 327
Mixed media on paper
23 x 16cm



Untitled 361
Mixed media
23 x 16cm

Untitled 367
Mixed media on paper
23 x 16cm

Untitled 373
Mixed media on paper 1993
26 x 17cm



Untitled 391
Mixed media on paper
26 x 17cm

Untitled 420
Mixed media on paper
23 x 18cm

Untitled 423
Mixed media on paper
27 x 19cm


 


     
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