21 Mar – 17 May 2014
Galerie Thomas Modern brings together three major representatives of Abstract American Expressionism: Hans Hofmann, Joan Mitchell and Sam Francis.
Hans Hofmann was one of the founding fathers of Abstract Expressionism. As a teacher and theoretician, he was a benchmark for the younger generation of artists. Nature was a significant inspiration for Hofmann, as it was for Joan Mitchell, who translated it into dynamic gestural compositions and developed the lyrical variation of Abstract Expressionism. The works of Sam Francis are informed by saturated chromaticity and painterly spontaneity. Another distinguishing mark is their minimalist, concentrated composition, inviting the observer to contemplation. After solo exhibitions of all three artists, Galerie Thomas is happy to present their works together in one exhibition.