Our exhibition highlights the working practices and the shared visual language of the celebrated European Modern Master - Joan Miró, and the esteemed American Post-War abstract expressionist - Sam Francis. Each artist has contributed greatly to countless artistic movements of the twentieth century; organically evolving and reflecting on their own artistic journeys.
The selection of works celebrate the link between these artists and, amongst others, the Lyrical Abstraction movement; it is not one of imitation, but one of innovation. Our eyes and our minds are instantly drawn to make sense of what we see before us; however, instead we are enchanted and entranced by the lyrical blending of forms, space and colour. Miró creates landscapes and portraits where we recognise neither, but instead are greeted by his vision of expression. Francis explored the painterly style and we see in these lithographs a direct correlation to his acrylics - his command of the brush is as present on the lithographer’s stone.