The New Moderns
O'Sullivan, Simon D.. 2005. The New Moderns. In: , ed. The Showroom Annual. London: The Showroom Gallery, pp. 46-51. ISBN 0-9542362-4-6 [Book Section]No full text available
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Abstract or Description
There certainly seems to be a new style emerging in recent contemporary art practice. This is demonstrated not only in The Showroom’s own curatorial programme for the last year, but also in other galleries in London and elsewhere. For me this ‘new’ style seems to involve a turn towards more object-based practices, and more specifically towards the production of what might be called ‘assemblages’. It also seems to involve a re-engagement with painting: a painting that oscillates between figuration and abstraction, and is characterised by its idiosyncratic, we might even say specifically subjective subject matter.