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    MAGNIFICENT FLOWERS BY ALEX KATZ TO BRIGHTEN DARK DAYS

    Monday, December 20th, 2021
    Alex Katz – Irish 3

    This painting by Alex Katz (b 1927) is from his exhibition at Thaddeus Ropac Seoul Fort Hill which runs until February 5. Founded in 1983 Thaddeus Ropac has galleries in London, Paris, Salzburg and an expanded team in Asia. The second exhibition at Thaddaeus Ropac Seoul centres around the major theme of flower paintings by American artist and includes previously unseen works from his flower series as well as new portraits, whose subjects are depicted in botanical settings. It is the first exhibition in Asia entirely dedicated to the genre, following Katz’s major exhibitions at the Lotte Museum of Art, Seoul (2018), Daegu Art Museum, Daegu (2019) and Fosun Foundation, Shanghai (2020). Katz depicts the flowers in the carefully composed strokes and planes of flat colour that are characteristic of his unique style developed during the 1950s in New York – when Abstract Expressionist painters dominated. Painted larger than life, the flowers exude a quiet but powerful beauty, fully immersing the viewer. Viewers can explore the exhibition online.