This summer the Vigo Gallery in Mayfair are hosting the works of the Dutch-born artist Bram Bogart. Bogart challenged traditional ways of using paint, creating highly textured large scale works reminiscent of the Abstract Expressionists from America. Like Jackson Pollock, he painted on the floor using a mix of oil, siccative, powdered chalk, varnish, and raw pigment applied to heavy wooden supports that enabled him to build his works from the ground up. The result is three-dimensional, sculpture-like paintings that when hanging actively deny the forces of gravity.

The artist moved to Belgium in the early 60’s, taking citizenship in 1969, and representing his adopted country in the 1971 Venice Biennale. His career spanned over 50 years, having a significant impact on modernist painting while demonstrating the sculptural possibilities of paint.

Bogart died in 2012, aged 90. Witte de Witte is comprised of nine rare monochrome works created between 1952 and 2006.

Witte de Witte is on from 11 July – 10 September. 21 Dering St, Mayfair, London W1S 1AL.

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