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BENEDICT PULSFORD: ‘SMOKE AND MIRRORS’

Boo’s Closet
198 Kensington Park Road
London
W11 1NR

4th – 22nd December 2019 (Wed – Sun 11.00 – 7.00 pm)
Private views 5th and 19th December (6.30 – 8.30 pm)


 

Boo’s Closet is a new gallery space in London’s Notting Hill Gate, just off Portobello Road, London W11. We are pleased to announce our inaugural show, comprising vibrant new abstract paintings by Benedict Pulsford, whose work is created with enamel paint on aluminium panels.

‘If Pulsford’s work shows a kind of dance, it is a festive, restive, modernist, synaesthetic one akin to that of Klee and Kandinsky. This is painting of great musicality and, whether it is melodious or atonal, it is always lyrical. Pulsford’s appropriations from other artists and the visual devices he employs can be ironic – deliberately archaic or retro – but they are also sincere in their celebration of the devices and strategies of local modernism, such as the Festival of Britain style. In this way Pulsford’s is a festival dance of intense moods and feelings in which his subjects are variously disported, whether processional, a corps de ballet, or an anarchic chorus line. Whatever they are, they articulate themselves in what is often a scenic plane – a vast stage or backdrop over which Pulsford presides as set designer, artistic director, composer, conductor and choreographer.’

Benedict Pulsford by Neal Brown, catalogue essay, 2011

 

Pulsford says: ‘My technique begins with the drawing and masking of forms followed by pouring a background of thinned paint to create an overall mood. Then the revealing of shapes and lines suggest which colours, flows and methods are used to convey rhythm, harmony, depth and discord to complete a work.’

Benedict Pulsford studied at the Slade School of Art. His last solo exhibition was at at Arthouse1 Gallery, London in 2017. He has participated in many group shows. He lives and works in London.

The Grenfell Foundation provides independent support to the former residents of Grenfell Tower, their families, dependents, and the local community. It is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1177575).

 

For further information on Benedict Pulsford’s work see: www.benedictpulsford.com

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