Albert Irvin R.A

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Albert Irvin’s work became prominent in the reinvigoration of British painting in the 1980s and 90s, and latterly became familiar through wide exhibition and reproduction. He made colour sweep over pictorial areas that give the illusion of depth, created by complex and dynamic marks and gestures of the handheld brush. He often took on a grand scale, but also created brilliant and beautifully crafted works on paper. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London and came into contact with artists associated with Cornwall, such as Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost. He began working with a silkscreen printer creating a new technique in the process where layered colour gave the impression of marks travelling across and behind each other. Irvin exhibited widely and successfully throughout his career and in 1998 he became an RA and was appointed OBE in 2013. The scale of his work often means it illuminated large architectural spaces including Chelsea and Westminster hospital in London and in a memorable display at Tate Britain in 2008.
Montcada I
Montcada I
70 x 86 cm
Screenprint on Paper
Montcada II
Montcada II
70 x 86 cm
Screenprint on Paper