28/02/2023 - 15/04/2023

Mid C20th - Painting

Josef Albers - Paintings Titled Variants

Tue-Sat: 10-6pm

David Zwirner is pleased to present Paintings Titled Variants, an exhibition of work by Josef Albers on view at the gallery’s London location.

Organized in collaboration with the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, this exhibition focuses on Albers’s breakthrough Variant/Adobe series, a body of work that was inspired, in part, by the art, architecture, and landscapes that Albers observed during his numerous visits to Mexico and the American Southwest. The exhibition follows Josef Albers: Homage to the Square, a major 2022–2023 solo exhibition of the artist’s work at the Josef Albers Museum Quadrat Bottrop, Germany.

Like his Homage to the Square, the Variant/Adobe works follow a serialized format within which Albers experimented with endless chromatic combinations and perceptual effects. Begun in 1947, while Albers was still a teacher at the famed Black Mountain College in North Carolina, the Variant/Adobe series initiated a new phase in his work.


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