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Brief Published: 20 Oct 2014

Frieze London: Mark Hagen

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Mark Hagen, Almine Rech Gallery, Frieze London

Belgium-based Almine Rech Gallery exhibited highly textural and radiant works by US artist Mark Hagen at the prestigious UK art fair Frieze last week (October 15-18).

Hagen pushes black and white paint through lengths of rough burlap onto glass planes supporting sheets of wrinkled wrapping plastic and lengths of packaging tape, which are scored with geometric configurations to create gradients of grey. Once the paint has dried, the fabric is pulled from the textured surface, leaving a negative imprint.

The works are framed in prismatic, anodised titanium to heighten the chromatic richness of the gradated colour on both surfaces.

See our report Turn Up the Texture for more on heavily textured patterns and high-relief surfaces. Also see Anodised Colour for further insights into this intriguing technical finish.

Hagen’s exhibition A Parliament of Some Things at the Almine Rech Gallery will run from October 13 to November 8 2014. 

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