BOVCA_14

Availability 
None
Dimensions 
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Materials 
Tubular glyph: welded steel tube with smooth joints painted with glass enamel Bronze platform: silicon bronze and stainless steel Bronze, concrete, and steel sculpture: bronze, concrete, and steel Petrified wood and I-beam sculpture: petrified wood and steel
Images format 
Thumbnail
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Installation view of Carol Bove: Flora's Garden at documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012)
 
Flora's Garden

Year 
2012

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of early paintings by Dutch painter Piet Mondrian (1872-1944) at the gallery's London location. Curated by Karsten Schubert, the exhibition will provide a concise view of the artist's figurative landscape paintings from 1900-1905, highlighting the period prior to his involvement with De Stijl and Neo-Plasticism, for which he is most known. The selection of works, which depict the Dutch countryside outside of Amsterdam, reflect Mondrian's lifelong interest in nature and represent some of the earliest examples in his evolution toward increasingly geometric abstractions. This is the first exhibition ever to focus on this particular period of Mondrian's oeuvre, and the first presentation of the artist's work at the gallery.

 

The dense, small-scale paintings included in this exhibition mark a highly prolific period in Mondrian's engagement with figurative landscape painting–an early but deeply significant stage in the artist's methodical progression from naturalistic representation to complete grid-based abstraction. Prior to moving to Paris in 1911 at age 39, Mondrian spent the early part of his life in his native country of the Netherlands, where he attended the National Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam from 1892 to 1897. While landscape painting was discouraged at the Academy in favor of still lifes or figure studies, Mondrian spent much of his free time exploring and sketching the countryside around Amsterdam, focusing in particular on trees, canals, irrigation ditches, and farm buildings, which he rendered on paper and canvas with dynamic realism. As he remarked later in his career, "Nature (or what I see) inspires me, gives me, as it gives all painters, the emotion which brings forth creative élan, but I am seeking to approach truth as closely as possible, and to abstract everything from it until I reach the foundations (always visible foundations!) of things. That for me is truth…"¹ His paintings, which were executed both en plein air and in the studio, employ thick pigmented strokes applied with great virtuosity, revealing a style that is at once free and highly constructed.

 

Read more

 

For more information about available works contact inquiries@davidzwirner.com

Layout 

BOVCA_13

Availability 
None
Dimensions 
Height: 144 3/4 inches (367.7 cm)
Materials 
Petrified wood and steel
Images format 
Artwork
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Flora's Garden I installed as part of Carol Bove: Flora's Garden at documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012)
 
Flora’s Garden I

Year 
2012

BOVCA_12

Availability 
None
Dimensions 
Overall dimensions vary with installation
Materials 
Tubular glyph: welded steel tube with smooth joints painted with glass enamel Bronze platform: silicon bronze and stainless steel Bronze, concrete, and steel sculpture: bronze, concrete, and steel Petrified wood and I-beam sculpture: petrified wood and steel
Images format 
Thumbnail
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Installation view of Carol Bove: Flora's Garden at documenta 13, Kassel, Germany (2012)
 
Flora's Garden

Year 
2012

BOVCA_11

Availability 
None
Dimensions 
84 x 36 x 1 3/4 inches (213.4 x 91.4 x 4.5 cm)
Materials 
Acrylic on linen
Images format 
Artwork
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Mata Hari

Year 
2013

BOVCA_10

Availability 
None
Dimensions 
96 x 48 x 5 inches (243.8 x 121.9 x 12.7 cm)
Materials 
Peacock feathers on linen, UV filtering acrylic
Images format 
Artwork
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Untitled

Year 
2013

BOVCA_9

Availability 
None
Dimensions 
120 x 60 x 38 inches (305 x 152.5 x 96.5 cm)
Materials 
Petrified wood and steel
Images format 
Artwork
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Lingam

Year 
2015

BOVCA_8

Availability 
None
Dimensions 
30 x 12 x 12 inches (76.2 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Materials 
Brass and concrete
Images format 
Artwork
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Visible Things and Colors installed as part of Carol Bove: Caterpillar on the High Line at the Rail Yards, New York (2013)

Visible Things and Colors

Year 
2013

BOVCA_7

Availability 
None
Dimensions 
32 1/2 x 72 1/2 x 26 1/2 inches  (82.6 x 184.2 x 67.3 cm)
Materials 
Steel
Images format 
Artwork
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Cow Watched By Argus installed as part of Carol Bove: Caterpillar on the High Line at the Rail Yards, New York (2013)
 
Cow Watched By Argus

Year 
2013

BOVCA_6

Availability 
None
Artists 
Images format 
Thumbnail
Images display 
White display
Front title 

Monel installed as part of Carol Bove: Caterpillar on High Line at the Rail Yards, New York, 2013
 
Monel, 2012
Silicon bronze and stainless steel
12 x 144 x 96 inches  (30.5 x 365.8 x 243.8 cm)

Pages

Subscribe to David Zwirner RSS