The Redfern Gallery | Paul Jenkins: Immanent Colour, works on paper from the 1990s


fine art exhibition image of watercolors on paper by paul jenkins
Paul Jenkins, Phenomena Phoenix Talisman, 1995 watercolour on paper 110.2 x 79.1 cm © Estate of Paul Jenkins

April 14th – May 12th 2021

Paul Jenkins: Immanent Colour, works on paper from the 1990s
The Redfern Gallery

In-Person Viewing:
20 Cork Street, London W1S 3HL, United Kingdom

Paul Jenkins: Immanent Colour, works on paper from the 1990s, April 14th – May 12th 2021, confirms the artist’s place as one of the modern masters of the watercolour medium. Jenkins made watercolours throughout his life, his works are in British museums throughout the UK, including a watercolour in the Victoria & Albert Museum.
“Watercolour is not elusive,” Jenkins wrote. “It is the architecture beneath the sea that cries to be left out, to be discovered. And when it rings right, it sounds very much like a bell tolling deeply in the sea from some strange sunken chapel.”
This exhibition explores the artists’ unique relationship with watercolour looking specifically at his late works from the 1990s. Isabelle Devraux, Curator of Modern and Contemporary drawings at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City observed that Jenkins’ watercolours exemplify the paradox of an art form that can be so spontaneous and yet be so demanding and require so much control on the part of the artist. “To me there is nothing left to chance in watercolour,” Jenkins wrote.

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