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Paul Jenkins - Paintings from the 60s and 70s

Work by Paul Jenkins

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION of major works by the American born abstract expressionist Paul Jenkins, Paintings from the 60s and 70s, will be on display at the Redfern Gallery from June 7 to July 28, 2011.

Born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1923, Jenkins moved to New York in 1948 and for four years studied at the Art Students League with Yasuo Kuniyoshi.

He became associated with the Abstract Expressionists and his friends and co-artists included Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Motherwell.

In 1953, he arrived in Paris where he had his first solo exhibition in 1954 at Studio Paul Facchetti. His first solo exhibition in New York – at the Martha Jackson Gallery – followed in 1956. Since then his work has been shown in the UK, his first solo exhibition in London taking place in 1960. He currently lives in New York.

Jenkins’ paintings have come to represent the spirit, vitality, and invention of post World War II American abstraction. Employing an unorthodox approach to paint application, Jenkins’ fame is as much identified with the process of controlled paint-pouring and canvas manipulation as with the gem-like veils of transparent and translucent colour which have characterized his work since the late 1950s.

An exhibition catalogue is available with an introduction by Michael Peppiatt.

Admission: Free.

Times: Monday to Friday 11am to 5.30pm, Saturday 11am to 2pm.

Redfern Gallery, 20 Cork Street, London, W1S 3HL

Tel: 020 7734 1732/0578