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On the frontiers of figuration, abstraction and total immateriality

While Avigdor Arikha (Marlborough Fine Art) and Dennis Creffield (James Hyman Fine Art) toy with the abstract/figurative dichotomy, Robert Irwin and Cerith Wyn Evans (White Cube) sidestep it completely

3 October 2015

8:00 AM

3 October 2015

8:00 AM

Avigdor Arikha: Painting & Works on Paper

Marlborough Fine Art, until 17 October

Dennis Creffield: Painting of Innocence and Experience

James Hyman Fine Art, until 30 October

Robert Irwin: 2 x 2 x 2 x 2

White Cube, Bermondsey, until 15 November

Cerith Wyn Evans

White Cube, Bermondsey, until 15 November

The artist, according to Walter Sickert, ‘is he who can take a piece of flint and wring out of it drops of attar of roses’. In other words, whatever else it is — and all attempts at definition tend to founder — art consists in making something rare and memorable out of not very much.

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