"Bull Profile Series" by Roy Lichtenstein, 1973
In these prints, Lichtenstein studies the progress of an image from figurative representation to abstraction. The initially recognisable form of the bull in the first panel is, by the sixth, transformed into a geometric abstraction. Gradually, the animal is reduced to its structure - backbone, horns, tail and foreleg - until the only remaining trace is a curved line suggesting horns in the upper-right corner. The relationship between figuration and abstraction is one of the basic issues of twentieth-century art.
Twenty five year old Jun Kumaori’s paintings depict every day life with a sprinkle of fantasy escapism and nostalgia tinged sweetness which allows a great reflection of society’s current mindset while scanning over the work:
The distorted, glitched image paintings of Andy Denzler seem to pursue ideas of loss but what if they’re not lost at all? They’re reformations of what once was there, reformed best we could? A station faintly outside our antenna’s reach that we know is obtainable if only we were a bit closer: