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October 2015
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"Alex Katz. Here and now "at the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.

Alex Katz, Soir 1, Courtoisie de l’artiste © VEGAP, Bilbao, 2015 @Plume Voyage Magazine

Organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and in collaboration with the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the exhibition presents a collection of 35 works,

some monumental that illustrate the importance of landscape in the practice of the artist, known for his portraits, and what Katz calls “the representation of time”, resulting at the same time the simultaneity of seeing and perceiving, here and now. Figurative painter Alex Katz’s career began in the 1950s at a time when abstraction was reigning. Opposing the contemporary critic, who rejected any depiction in art, especially figurative art, Katz was part faux facing the formal research of abstract expressionism. Looking to capture “anything that occurs”, his work is characterized by a sober pictorial space, virtually devoid of depth, composed of intensely descriptive, clear and clean lines.
Until the 7th of February 2016.
B.D.
www.guggenheim-bilbao.es

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