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Five Vertical Parts (Two Greys), 2001

Loaned to
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
acrylic on canvas

53.1inch x 92.1inch

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© Alan Charlton - Courtesy Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Torino foto di Paolo Pellion - Proprietà della Fondazione per l'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT
The Artist
“I am an artist who makes a gray painting.” Since 1969, when Alan Charlton, still a student, produced his first gray painting, he has never contradicted this statement. Continuously finding a source of inspiration within this project, the artist exclusively creates gray canvases, modulating them on the basis of a very broad range of tonalities. When speaking about his paintings, Charlton uses the names of colors and calls them, for example, blue paintings, green paintings, or yellow paintings. The expression of conceptual rigor, each work conforms with the whole but is only identical to itself. Identifying the basic elements that make up the language of painting, Charlton is personally concerned with all the phases related to the realization of his works. [...]
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