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Arthouse1 is delighted to announce the first one-person show by Benedict Pulsford, entitled New Abtrscat Painntitg. Pulsford is a reserved and private practitioner who has painted without interruption since graduating from the Slade in 1979 but who – until now – has never allowed himself a solo show. New Abtrscat Painntitg will comprise new, large format works, graphic works, and a number of context works by his father and stepfather, the artists Charles Pulsford and Robert Crawford, as well as a small work by Benedict Pulsford’s young son, Leonard Pulsford. The show will be curated by the artist and writer Neal Brown.
Pulsford’s works are intensely pleasurable,
but also have complexity:
His subjects, although highly abstracted, are gathered in compositional summonings that seem to be those of socially negotiated relationships, determined by ideas of trusting intimacy and anxious alienation – an almost bio-social existence. The subjects are suggestive of object forms that exist in the real world – sometimes prosaic objects, sometimes inherently beautiful ones. [ . . . ] Nothing is definitive, and consequently rich moods and feelings announce themselves – negotiations of ambivalent sensibility and feeling and mood: a world which is broken but coming together, and then breaking and coming together yet again. It is a world whose feelings are of exuberance, brightness and revelation, as well as of concealment and isolation – sometimes of pain, and sometimes of the very highest of high pleasures.
Benedict Pulsford Neal Brown, catalogue essay 2011.
Neal Brown has also written an esaay to accompany this exhibition
A FANCY: NEW ABTRSCAT PAINNTITG
As well as showing New Abtrscat Painntitg at Arthouse1,
Pulsford has contributed to a separate exhibition of paintings Consequences
Presented by Neal Brown Fine Art, supported by Arthouse1 and , based on the children’s game Consequences (also known as Exquisite Corpses). First presented by Brown and the author Will Self in 1995, the project is now complete, and works are for sale. Proceeds will benefit the charity Action on Addiction.
Will Self + Ricardo Cinalli + Benedict Pulsford
Josephine King + Neal Brown + Siobhan Collett
Julie Goldsmith + Emma Douglas + Caroline Younger
Neal Brown + David Medalla + Heathcote Williams
Sam McEwan + Jake Clark + Emily Young
James Moores + Marc Quinn + Malcolm McLaren
11th and 12th MARCH 2017
or by appointment until 2nd April
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