30th May 2023

Memories: Etel Adnan and Howard Hodgkin | Cristea Roberts Gallery

Memories: Etel Adnan and Howard Hodgkin | Cristea Roberts Gallery
Summer. 1997, lift-ground etching and aquatint with carborundum and hand-colouring

Cristea Roberts Gallery are delighted to announce a two person exhibition of late prints by Etel Adnan (1925 – 2021) and Howard Hodgkin (1932 – 2017).

Two of the most innovative artists of the past fifty years, Adnan and Hodgkin’s work hovered between abstraction and representation, capturing distilled memories of places or people, expressed through layers and strokes of intense colour.

Over 40 prints made over the past twenty years, which come from the estates of Adnan and Hodgkin, will include a selection of some of the final works ever made by the artists.

Etel Adnan worked for most of her life as a writer and poet, shifting her focus to painting in the 1970s, prompted in part by her decision to stop writing in French following the Algerian War. Choosing to express herself in colour and line, she started to make abstracted works, that were suggestive of landscapes and incorporated vibrant pastel palettes. When Adnan began to receive critical acclaim as a visual artist in her late 80s, she also began to find expression in printmaking. The exhibition presents etchings made in the final five years of her life.

Memory and intimacy were central to the art of renowned painter and printmaker Howard Hodgkin. Prints by the artist spanning the late 1990s to his final months, trace the development of his mark making which was characterised by a vibrant and evocative colour palette.

23 June 2023 – 16 September 2023 ( Closed 5 – 31 August)

Cristea Roberts Gallery
43 Pall Mall
St. James’s

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