David Batchelor, best known for incorporating the pure sensation of colours in the construction of sculptural installations, now has his first full-scale exhibition of drawings and paintings. Through his two-dimensional works, the development of an aesthetic investigation that is the source of Batchelor’s artistic practice and academic research can be identified in his show, Flatlands, at Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. Always fascinated by the qualities of colour as raw materials for making art, as an artist he has used colour as a powerful tool for producing sensory systems, and as a scholar he has also written extensively about the perception of colour and its importance in art history.
The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until 14 July 2013.
David Batchelor: My Own Private Bauhaus
Batchelor’s playful exploration of colour through sculpture, installation and painting pays tribute to the original Bauhaus movement while cleverly subverting it
Eleanor Pinfield: ‘London – and London Underground - deserves to have the best artists in the world’
Pinfield is Head of Art on the Underground, which has commissioned work by Cindy Sherman, David Shrigley and Assemble, among others. She talks about this year’s lineup of female artists and the desire to bring art to millions of travellers
This group exhibition, including work by Josef Albers, David Annesley, Anthony Caro and Hélio Oiticica, provides an interesting, if limited, survey of 1960s abstract art and its legacies, and suggests a few intriguing connections
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 – 2015
To measure the imprint that a century of abstract art has left on society, culture and politics, Adventures of the Black Square at the Whitechapel Gallery collates artwork from every corner of the globe
Sculptor Richard Deacon has selected works by more than 30 artists spanning the last 105 years to reveal how abstract drawing can be viewed and understood. He does not attempt a universal or exhaustive survey, but one that identifies the “various strands of abstract drawing – inscriptive, calligraphic, ornamental, generative, individuating and identifying”.