In the artist John Armstrong’s Apollo review of Nash’s exhibition at the Leicester Galleries in 1932 he stated that his work at this exhibition had a unique quality “which is never naked or raw, but at the same time, never allows itself to be dismissed as negligible. This is particularly the case in his present exhibition of water-colours at the Leicester Galleries...The illustrations [in Apollo] give only a hint of the delicacy and significance of the originals, but, in the drawings themselves, this combination of instinct and design is as apparent as in his most considered painting.”
In the early 1930s, Nash started to experiment with photographic angles and unexpected cropping in his work, producing perplexing and surreal effects that would come to be a significant part of his oeuvre in this decade. A pioneer of modernism in Britain, Nash promoted the avant-garde European styles of abstraction and surrealism throughout the 1930s. Easter Sunday is an example of him exploring these flattened forms and different plains of vision which purposely disconcert the viewer with inexplicable disjunctures. We are delighted to include Easter Sunday in our 14 November auction MODERN MADE: Modern Art, Design & Studio Ceramics taking place at NOHO Studios in London.
AUCTION | MODERN MADE: Modern Art, Design & Studio Ceramics | Thursday 14th November at 1pm
VIEWING | Tues 12th Nov 10am – 5pm | Wed 13th Nov 10am - 5pm | Morning of sale from 10am
LOCATION | NOHO STUDIOS, 46 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W 7QA