Gavin Turk Appropriates Gerhard Richter’s Candle Paintings In New London Exhibition

The fourth solo exhibition of the British artist Gavin Turk (4 November – 14 January) has been announced by Ben Brown Fine Arts London. The exhibition will unveil a new series of paintings, meticulously rendered still lifes of candles based on Gerhard Richter’s renowned photorealist paintings, though in typical Turk fashion the recognizable imagery is subverted by presenting the candles as recently extinguished, their curls of smoke trailing up the canvas.
October 24, 2022