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18/11/2022 - 14/01/2023

Contemporary - Painting


M (Michael Chow) - Bridges

“Theatre is all about the moment. Every performance is different. It's the same with painting, a painting can take you anywhere and as an artist, you don’t try to control it. Even with an artist like Mondrian, inside his world of control there’s so much spontaneity.”

Waddington Custot presents the first UK solo exhibition in nearly 60 years by Michael Chow (b.1939, Shanghai, China), also known by his signature name ‘M’.

Six large scale paintings are presented alongside a number of “One Breath” works on paper. M’s process is highly performative and unique, adding layer upon layer of paint and other matter onto the surface plane to create works that are both painterly and sculptural. M creates the three-dimensional forms first by pouring household paint, which form giant sheets of colour. He then sculpts the paint sheets onto the canvas, a technique he started over 60 years ago.


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