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Museum Exhibitions

David Salle Painters’ Painters

30 November 2016—28 February 2017
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's HQ, King's Road, London

Saatchi Gallery presents its new exhibition 'PAINTERS’ PAINTERS: Artists of today who inspire artists of tomorrow', featuring the work of nine present-day painters ranging from their 30s to their 60s.

In an age where painting has become one strand among many in contemporary art making, Painters’ Painters brings together a small group of distinctive figures in the field.

In recent years, painting has been challenged by the myriad of other modern media and technologies embraced by contemporary art. It is less frequently seen in contemporary museums and galleries today and is seemingly out of favour with many curators.

Painters’ Painters focuses on a group of artists who have been undeterred by the gradual decline in interest in this perennial art form.

There is no discernible style or movement these artists belong to, and as an exhibition, it examines the very individualistic and nonconformist approaches explored by painters who are proving to be inspirational to a younger generation of artists emerging from the world’s leading art schools.

Painters’ Painters features the work of Richard Aldrich, David Brian Smith, Dexter Dalwood, Raffi Kalenderian, Ansel Krut, Martin Maloney, Bjarne Melgaard, Ryan Mosley and David Salle.

Painters’ Painters pays tribute to artists who have forged their own intriguingly diverse paths and techniques and continue to contribute to the ongoing development of painting today. They effectively negotiate the paradox of being both mainstream and niche, homogenous yet highly distinctive at the same time. 

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