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ALAN REYNOLDS
(1926-2014)
Structure: Brown, White and Grey
(1964)
Gouache, watercolour and bodywash on card
17" x 19¾" (430mm x 500mm)
Signed lower right
(Inscribed 'To Bill and Edith, Love from AR 25/2/64' lower left)
Provenance: The Artist, from whom acquired by William & Edith Morgan,
thence by descent to the present owner
Private Collection, UK
'In these [paintings] there is a layering and a new ordering of
familiar elements. Transparent glazes have reappeared; the
ovoid, now just a darker tone or variation of the ground colour,
overlays or underlies a broad horizontal band. Against this
backdrop - or, rather within this medium - floats the two-tier
motif of staggered verticals, now of uniform height and
marshalled into rectangular blocks. Vibrating and irradiating
each other [...] their tight colour ranges and strong tonal
rhythms shifting subtly. [T]here is a sense of them acting like a
tightrope walker's pole, balancing weight against weight,
movement against movement.'
Michael Harrison
'Alan Reynolds: The Making of a Concretist Artist', Lund Humphries, 2011
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