Karl Hyde: What's Going on in Your Head When You're Dancing?
17 July - 10 August 2012
Private View: 17 July 6-8pm
Bernard Jacobson Gallery is proud to announce its forthcoming exhibition of recent paintings by Karl Hyde, the British artist and Underworld musician.
Although Hyde has often exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, this will be his first exhibition of paintings in the UK and features the work that was shown at his first ever one-man painting show at the La Foret Museum in Tokyo last year.
Hyde's large-scale paintings, diptych and triptychs, are entirely abstract gestural works, which have an affinity to both abstract expressionism and Japanese calligraphy. Painted on paper or packing cardboard with very large soft brushes and drawn into with charcoal and pastel, in some works one single gesture runs the length of the surface, in others marks combine into something more rhythmically complex. In the exhibition these paintings will be accompanied by more intimate pencil drawings and scroll like works in pencil and gouache on Japanese fold-out books, which describe driving through the chaotic urban environment of cities such as Tokyo and Miami.