Rothko/Sugimoto - Dark Paintings and Seascapes, Pace London (6 Burlington Gardens)
Pace Gallery has a history of duets between artists and so it seemed fitting to mark the inaugural exhibition at Pace’s new Burlington Gardens residence with another.
Sugimoto’s work is strikingly beautiful, his use of long exposure times still manages to capture the sea in the mysterious English Channel, Weston Cliff (1994). He has picked hues to match the 8 Rothko pieces on display. However, Rothko’s work juxtaposes Sugimoto’s. The detail in Rothko’s work is in the texture of the brush work rather than in the image. This is a Rothko that is rarely seen. Gone are the penetrating colours, instead we are met by greys and blackness.
Staring into the horizons of Sugimoto’s work is haunting but Rothko’s canvasses still capture the eye.
Dark Paintings and Seascapes is being displayed at Pace London, 6 Burling Gardens until November 17th.
Link: Pace London Rothko Sugimoto Dark Paintings and Seascapes