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29/09/2022 - 28/10/2022

Contemporary - Painting & Sculpture


Ritsue Mishima & Alessandro Twombly

Tristan Hoare is delighted to present Confluence, a dialogue exhibition of glass sculptures by Japanese artist Ritsue Mishima and acrylic paintings by Italian artist Alessandro Twombly.

Like the confluence of a river, the exhibition brings together two artists whose differing modes of expression nonetheless have a common point of departure — energy, movement and the natural world around them. This will be the first time the gallery has exhibited a group of Ritsue Mishima’s sculptures and is our second exhibition with Alessandro Twombly.

On the surface Twombly and Mishima’s practices vary greatly. They come from different traditions, use different materials, one is colourless and the other charged with colour. Yet they are linked by an affinity to the natural world whose energy is harnessed and expressed in their work. Twombly the great colourist, skilfully moving paint around his canvases, searching for a truth in his work, there is no compromise and the impact is immediate. Ritsue’s glass is translucent, harnessing all the colours of its surroundings, shifting and moving with vitality as her sculptures are explored by the light.



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