<strong>Elisabeth Lalouschek</strong>, <em>Unbound</em> (detail), 1986. <br>Oil on canvas, 238 x 322 cm.<strong>Tian Wei</strong>, <em>Wind</em> (detail), 2017. <br>Iridescent acrylic on canvas, 155 x 218 cm.

Painting Unbound
Artists of the Transvangarde (Virtual)

15 February -  10 April 2021
Govinda Sah 'Azad', Essence, 2016.
Oil and smoke on canvas, 140 x 120 cm
Gerald Wilde, Piccadilly Circus, 1946.
Gouache on paper, 55 x 78 cm.
Opening in February 1979, October Gallery created the foundation for the idea of the Transvangarde, the transcultural avant-garde. To mark the Gallery’s inaugural exhibition, Gerald Wilde: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, we present Painting Unbound: Artists of the Transvangarde, a virtual exhibition celebrating the creative freedom of painting. Wilde’s powerful 1949 statement “Life may be miserable, but I am not”, also strongly echoes our current times. At a moment in time when much movement is restricted, painting offers the opportunity for exploration and pushing boundaries. As artist Elisabeth Lalouschek boldly stated about her large-scale work in the 1980’s “The real adventure for me is painting!”.

Selected artists included are Tian Wei, Romuald Hazoumè, Golnaz Fathi and Govinda Sah ‘Azad’ amongst others.

Works in Exhibition