John Hoyland RA : Scatter the Devils
A richly illustrated book concentrating on Hoyland's work since the late 1990s
John Hoyland (1934-2011) was the leading British abstractionist painter of his generation. He gained early critical acclaim, exhibiting with the influential Situation group in 1960-1 and the New Generation artists at Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1964. In 1967 he had his first solo museum show at Whitechapel and two years later represented Great Britain at the São Paulo Biennale, Brazil with Anthony Caro. His work has been the subject of retrospectives at the Serpentine Gallery (1979-80) and the Royal Academy of Arts, London (1999).
This book, Scatter the Devils, concentrates on Hoyland's work since the late 1990s. By means of interview, anecdote and quotation it reveals the imaginative thinking and development of a painter who, refusing to be cast simply in the role of abstract artist a label he deplored is constantly reinventing his art and pushing himself to his technical and poetic limits. There is no place for cynicism, only joy, passion and wonderment . John Hoyland in a talk at Tate in 1994.
The book features 150 colour illustrations; drawings from the sketchbooks; notes on friends and influences.
- Author: Andrew Lambirth
- Hardcover: 160 pages | 100 colour illustrations
- Date published: October 2009
- Language: English
- Delivery: Allow 1-2 weeks
- Product Dimensions: 28.1 x 23.5 cm