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Adrian Ghenie - Golems - Pace Gallery - London
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28/06/14

Adrian Ghenie - Golems - Pace Gallery - London

Romanian artist Adrian Ghenie is one of the finest painters of his generation. Many of his works are formed around the traumas of modern European history. This exhibition at Pace London concentrates on the character and historical moment of Charles Darwin. The disfiguring skin disease suffered by Darwin offers Ghenie a perfect analogy, both visual and conceptual, for the grotesque distortions of Darwin's work employed by some of history's recent monsters.

Ghenie's early monochrome paintings, often resembling stills from unsettling, unmade works of early cinema, quietly threaten witness to unspecified horrors. For the last few years that pallet of vertiginous umbers and thunder-head greys has given way to a blizzard of sumptuous, almost diseased colour. Ghenie's technique is so symphonically gorgeous, it is easy just to gorge on the phenomenology of surface, pigment and the emphatic journey of his brushwork. That there is quite so much meticulous thought and research lurking within the astonishing material "weather" of his works makes them all the more compelling.

This exhibition also features an installation in the form of a room. Beautifully constructed and lit, the room is uncannily like many of the spaces depicted in the artists' early paintings, made flesh. Untill the 25th of July.