Never mind the Pollocks

By Andrew Paul Wood In Art

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26th February, 2005
The CoCA exhibition Point and Line to Plane brings together a strange collection of artists linked only by medium and general formalism. Painters Philippa Blair, Simon Ogden, John Reynolds and André Hemer are stylistically quite different and it's hard to discern why they have been put together in this way. Blair, who is based in the US, studied at Canterbury University's School of Fine Arts under the German eccentric Rudi Gopas. Gopas was also a major influence on other neo-expressionistic painters like Tony Fomison, Allen Maddox and Philip Clairmont. In the 1960s and 70s, Gopas introduced ...

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