27/04/2023 - 03/06/2023

Mid-Late C20th - Works on Paper

Adrian Berg (1929-2011) - Works on Paper

Tue-Fri: 11-6pm; Sat: 12-4pm

Adrian Berg (1929-2011) was one of the most innovative and ultimately influential British landscape painters of his generation.

This, his third major exhibition at Frestonian Gallery, centres on the watercolours that he produced en plein air whilst immersed in the parklands, gardens and coastlines, that were the entire object of his life and work. These are perhaps the most free and vitally immediate of all his works and are a remarkable record of Berg’s own vision for the breadth of exuberant colour, light and beauty in the English landscape. Each jewel-like work is a celebration of a life’s dedication to the act and the possibilities of painting.

The exhibition majors on works from the late 1980s – following Berg’s move from his home and studio on one of the Nash Terraces overlooking Regent’s Park. Having held Regent’s Park as his sole subject for nearly 25 years, Berg moved to Hove, in Sussex, and was half-inspired, half-forced to refocus his artistic lens on fresh subjects – an initially dislocating experience that quickly became a joyous one, and ultimately resulted in the entire body of extraordinary late works for which he is now as well-known as for the intricate Regent’s Park works that reside in the Tate, Arts Council and Government Art Collections.


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