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This exhibition is dedicated to British artist Frank Auerbach one of the most inventive painter of the recent years. Through a gallery of painting presenting his work from the 1950s to the present day, the exhibition unveiled the powerful and revolutionary of his art.
He has a unique way to depict urban landscape and people with a depth texture and sense of space. In this way he is often compared to Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud.
Based in Camden Town, London is often used as part of his subject in his work. Painting 365 days a year, he has continued discarding what he does, scraping back the surface of the canvas to start and re-start the painting process daily, continuing afresh for months or years until the single painting is realised in a matter of hours, having finally surprised him, seeming true and robust.
Curator of the exhibition, Catherine Lampert, knows well Auerbach. She has sat for him in his studio every week for 37 years.
This exhibition shows that whilst he continually paints the same sitters and sometimes returns to a particular London location, each painting can be considered for its own merits rather than be judged by style or period.