During Amsterdam Art Weekend Slewe Gallery will host a curated exhibition with works on paper by Callum Innes, Dan Walsh, Ian Davenport, Paul Drissen and Steven Aalders. All five artists are from the same generation and internationally known as painters, having built up an abstract vocabulary each in their own way.
Washing away paint and exposing the ground is charactersitic for the painting process by Scottish artist Callum Innes (1962). Early in his career he had a solo show at Slewe Gallery. The following years his career took a surge with shows all over the world. A survey of his work is currently exhibited at Museum De Pont in Tilburg until February 26, 2017.
American artist Dan Walsh (1960) is known for his playfully minimal abstract paintings, in which he explores ‘process generated images’. Having Paula Cooper Gallery as his main gallery in New York, he has been showing regularly at Slewe Gallery as well. In 2019 he will have a solo exhibtion at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht.
London based artist Ian Davenport (1966) is with Innes one of the most important abstract painters of his generation in Britain. With his technique of pouring paint he has reached a refined surface and imagery. Very thin lines and subtle colours are a result of the highly controlling hand and esthetic eye. His is represented by Waddington Custot in London from the start of his career.
Paul Drissen (1963), who lives and works in Maastricht, makes paintings with a collage technique and with casein tempera on canvas. His work bears historical references to the modernist tradition. One of his works is currently on displlay at the Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht. The geometric abstract works by Dutch artist Steven Aalders (*1959) are made with oil paint on linen, in which the heritage of modernism of Mondrian and Minimal Art has been processed. Recently his work was on view at te exhibition Excitement at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam