Frankie Rossi Art Projects and Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert are proud to present the first exhibition devoted to the self-portraits of Frank Auerbach (b.1931) and the first presentation of new work by the artist since 2015.
Now in his 90s, this major series of works explores the artist turning to his mirror image as source material; “Now that I’ve got bags under my eyes, things are sagging and so on, there’s more material to work with”. Across the nine paintings and eleven drawings in this exhibition, Auerbach looks to his reflection again and again - each time with a unique combination of accents, colours and abstractions. Worked and reworked over a series of sessions, the complex forms which comprise each picture at first seem to obscure the subject. Once the marks register, however, the subject becomes clear and the features individual to the artist can be traced from portrait to portrait.
‘I didn’t find actual formal components of my head all that interesting when I was younger, smoother and less frazzled. Now that I’ve got bags under my eyes, things are sagging and so on, there’s more material to work with.’- Frank Auerbach
Works on Paper
GALLERY OPENING HOURS38 BURY ST, ST JAMES'S, LONDON, SW1Y 6BB
19 April - 14 July 2023
Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturdays 11am - 5pm
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