Konstantin Bessmertny, Leang Seckon

Two Artists, Ten Paintings, Seven Days

London18 Sep – 28 Sep 2012
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  • Both artists are acclaimed in their home countries, each using densely woven narrative elements in their work to virtuosic effect. Bessmertny’s witty commentaries on what makes a painting are also profound disquisitions on the state of art today. Seckon’s canvases are layered with applied collage and thick impasto paint encrusting the heavily worked surfaces. Using elements culled from popular culture and everyday Cambodian stories he engages us in the history of his life and country.

    This brief exhibition allows us a chance to contrast and compare the individual approaches to their work and technique, shedding an intriguing light on what is happening in painting today.

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    • Leang Seckon
      Shadow of the Heavy Skirt

      2011
      Mixed media on canvas
      200 x 150 cm (79 x 59 in)

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    • Leang Seckon
      The God of the Rice Field (Brangelina Avatar)

      2011
      Mixed media on canvas
      150 x 180 cm (59 x 71 in)

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    • Leang Seckon
      The Reputation of a Good Person Lives On (Die with Honour, Live with Memory)

      2011
      Mixed media on canvas
      150 x 130 cm (59 x 51 in)

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    • Leang Seckon
      Go Beyond the Horizon

      2011
      Mixed media on canvas
      150 x 130 cm (59 x 51 in)

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    • Konstantin Bessmertny
      Prima Via

      2012
      Oil on wood
      38 x 72 cm (15 x 28 ½ in)

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    • Konstantin Bessmertny
      Proposition

      2012
      Oil and gold leaf on wood
      38 x 72 cm (15 x 28 ½ in)

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    • Konstantin Bessmertny
      Chateau du Marechal de Sax. Anna Pavlovna's Room. 10 AM

      2011
      Oil on canvas
      62 x 91.5 cm (24 ½ x 36 in)

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    • Konstantin Bessmertny
      E. Meets W. Lost in Translation

      2011
      Oil on canvas
      50 x 50 cm (19 ¾ x 19 ¾ in)

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    • Konstantin Bessmertny
      Senza Titolo. Patenonkel

      2011
      Macau
      Oil on canvas
      42.5 x 50 cm (16 ¾ x 19 ¾ in)

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    • Konstantin Bessmertny
      Remake: This is not Kulturny in the Afternoon

      Oil on canvas
      2011
      Oil on canvas
      127.5 x 179 cm (50 ¼ x 70 ½ in)

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