Figuration,Marlborough London

Marlborough London presents Figuration, a group exhibition showcasing works by Frank Auerbach, Lucian Freud, R.B. Kitaj, Leon Kossoff, Celia Paul, Paula Rego and Euan Uglow. Spanning eight decades and including painting, prints and works on paper, this exhibition celebrates the achievements of a group of artists whose pioneering work played a key role in the reinvention of British figurative painting.

They all established their careers in London, which after the Second World War had transformed into a hub of international artistic exchange, rapidly blossoming and expanding with the arrival of artists from across the world.

At the height of the minimal and conceptual art movements, Auerbach, Kitaj, Freud, Kossoff and Uglow deliberately rejected abstraction and dedicated their practices to figurative painting. Often referred to as the ‘School of London’, these artists shared the firm belief that the representation of the human form could still be relevant in the modern world, and that it could serve as a means to reassert individuality and purpose after the traumatic experience of war.

One of the focal aspects explored in this exhibition are the lasting personal relationships some of the artists nurtured with their sitters.

Duration 17 March 2022 - 30 April 2022
Times Mon – Fri 10:00-5:30 Sat - 10:00-4:00
Cost Free
Venue Marlborough London
Address 6 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BY
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