This film was made in anticipation of a solo exhibition at Galerie La Metisse d'Argile, 3, rue du Chateau, Sainte-Hippolyte, 37600 France. I was invited to give an exhibition there by the owner, Olivier Marquet, whom I met while I was in China. He came to my studio there and immediately felt a strong connection to my work. When I returned to England in 2015, he was quick to offer a solo exhibition in 2017 for two months at his gallery. The exhibition runs from the 2nd September to October 29th. The film marks the transition between my time in China and the return to the UK. It is short and serves as a general introduction. It will be shown at the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. https://vimeo.com/228793546
Afternoon Tea Talk
A History of Chinese Painting
With Oliver Gosling ARCA
Wednesday 21 June, 2‒4pm, Lecture Theatre
What is Chinese painting and why is it different from Western painting? Examine paintings from the Tang dynasty (618–907) to the present and consider the ideas that shaped a distinctive pictorial language.
Tickets are £10/£9 and include afternoon tea. Booking is essential.
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Lecture coming up at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. The history of Chinese painting from the Tang Dynasty to contemporary. It's an 'Afternoon Tea' talk on Wednesday 21st from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. A History of Chinese Painting With Oliver Gosling ARCA Wedne
A warm, friendly evening at the opening of the Christmas Bazaar, with mulled wine and mince-pies. Normally I'm not so keen on crowded mixed shows, but at Luborimov an Angus-Hughes there is always a sense of discernment, of maintaining a standard.
A LECTURE BY OLIVER GOSLING (ARCA)
LUBORIMOV AND ANGUS-HUGHES : 26 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0PD Tel: 020 8985 0450
22nd OCTOBER 5:00pm-6:00pm ADMISSION £5
This lecture will focus on 'The Sublime’ in Western painting and photography. ’The Sublime’ is normally connected to sensations of vast spaces in relation to nature. These spaces were associated with virgin, unchartered land, the original planet, witness to 'God’s original handiwork', and still bearing ‘God’s imprint’. These ideas began with the Romantic movement in the West (Turner, Caspar David Friedrich) and resurfaced in American painting in the 50s (Rothko, Newman, Still), in aspects of Minimalism conjuring ‘pure space’ devoid of material associations, and in photography. We will look at the trajectory of these ideas in the West. Landscape painting in China (esp. 11th to 14th centuries) and Japan (esp. 15th to 17th centuries), though conceptually entirely different, also had an influence on this trajectory, particularly regarding minimalist tendencies and the significance of space. The lecture will be packed with images of Western and Eastern painting and photography, and concentrate on visual ideas and their realisation. I will also show some of my own paintings.
A beautiful and mysterious painting by Mu Qi, Song Dynasty (mid 13th century), with a compelling title. Such paintings from this period of Chinese painting have had a big impact on the way my own painting has developed. Form unfolding into space and vice-versa. No fixed form, boundaries or tactile substance; no certainty as the nature of existence, all can dissolve. The vulnerability of presence.