Above and Below 1, by Basil Beattie RA
by Basil Beattie RA
This unique work is displayed as part of the Basil Beattie RA: A Passage of Time exhibition in the Keeper’s House of the Royal Academy of Arts from 23 February – 23 April 2018.
Please note, this framed work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts once the exhibition has closed.
|Artist||Basil Beattie RA|
|Dimensions||28 x 36cm|
|Fabric & material||Graphite|
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While Basil Beattie is best known for his abstract paintings featuring architectural motifs, often including stairs, ladders and tunnels, his works on paper have formed an important part of his practice throughout his illustrious career. Psychological and physical complexity abound in the deceptively simple visual language used by Beattie to explore certain preoccupations, such as the passing of time and notions of the journey.
This is one of a number of monochromatic drawings in Beattie’s Above and Below series in which he uses geometric shapes and lines to create graphic images of seemingly endless variation.
About Basil Beattie RA
Basil Beattie studied at West Hartlepool College of Art from 1950-55 and the Royal Academy Schools from 1957–61, then teaching at Goldsmith’s College in the 1980s and 90s.
Beattie is best known for his evocative abstract paintings, featuring architectural motifs such as stairs, tunnels and other apertures which lend psychological and physical complexity to his work. Typically he employs a... Go to artist page