Gavin Turk appropriates Gerhard Richter’s candle paintings in an exhibition in New London

Aliza Elliott for UK Daily News
British artist Gavin Turk’s fourth solo exhibition (4 November – 14 January) has been announced by Ben Brown Fine Arts London. The exhibition will unveil a new series of paintings, meticulously rendered candle still lifes based on Gerhard Richter’s famous photorealist paintings, although the recognizable imagery is subverted in typically Turkish fashion by presenting the candles as recently extinguished and their billows of smoke pull up the canvas.
October 24, 2022