The third of four publications chronicling a display of artist selections from Oslo’s Christen Sveaas Art Foundation at Whitechapel Gallery, painter Hurvin Anderson explores the seen and the unseen in his reflections on illusory and fragmentary space, and depictions of Black figures and experience.
Anchoring this selection of works is the prologue to Ralph Ellison’s influential novel about bigotry and the invisibility of black lives in 1950s America, Invisible Man
(1952), referenced together with Anderson’s own paintings and drawings of landscapes and interiors informed by both his Jamaican heritage and European painting traditions. In his own words, ‘it could be mangoes, it could be apples’. Here Anderson combines lesser-known artists with modern and contemporary icons to reveal different aspects of what is visible through materiality, representation, and the expressive joy of painting.
Paperback, 96 pages, 225 x 155 mm
colour illustrations throughout
First published 2022Click here for delivery info and restrictions