Swiss Cultural Fund UK

Swiss Cultural Fund UK

New Works by John M Armleder_October - january

As part of The Indiscipline of Painting, Newlyn Art Gallery commissioned an exhibition of new work by John M Armleder. The Indiscipline of Painting was devised by the British painter Daniel Sturgis and was a collaboration between Tate St Ives and Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre.

 

John M Armleder’s work has its origins in Fluxus, and retains an interest in chance and performance. His paintings are often juxtaposed with objects such as furniture or hung on Wall Paintings of repeated motifs. He has made Pour Paintings since the early 1980s. From the top of a ladder cans of metallic paint are poured, allowing gravity to take its course, with a sprinkling of glitter often added later.

 

Born in Geneva in 1948, John M Armleder has played a vital role in shaping postmodern European and international art practice over the last 40 years. He currently lives and works in Geneva.