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Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection
Object Type: Painting: Abstract
Artist/Maker: MacBeath, Brian
Date: 1979
Media/Materials: Mixed media on hardboard with plaster and oil paint.
Dimensions: : 45.8 cm x 58.6 cm
Classification: Abstract; Composition


Artist's statement:

This minimal abstract composition was created when I was exploring the use of various materials to build up textured surfaces. I was greatly influenced by the work of artists such as Alberto Burri and especially the Catalan painter Antonio Tapies. I would build up textures working into wet plaster, then once dry I would work back into them, hacking and scratching marks into the surface. Colour was added using powdered pigment added to the plaster mix rather than painted onto the surface.

Object Number: ABDRG059