Friday, October 21, 2016

Henri Barande and Red 11

Visiting the Saatchi gallery by Sloane Square after it's return to 'normal' (it was home for the summer to a Rolling Stones exhibition) I was reminded what a pleasure it is to spend time there- big spaces and the opportunity to get close to the works set it apart from many London spaces.

Some of the work on show I was seeing for a second time like the multiple  canvases of Julia Wachtel and the  highly detailed faces of Jelena Bulajic.

Ljubica by Jelena 
Landscape No. 19 by Julia 

What stood out to me on this visit though was the work of the enigmatic and somewhat reclusive French artist Henri Barande and in particular his take on The Last Supper (as far as I and some other visitors could decode).

A sign to

What was odd about it was the way that from a distance it created the image but as you got closer it was gone - like some sort of post Briget Riley Op art on Crack it felt  wildly addictive.

many big bold works

And some times you see it

But it doesn't get clearer.

Red 11

And still on the art theme  here's a Mondrian- influence tile arrangement  at Pimlico

Mondrian liked his Reds too 

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