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Thomas Nozkowski: 16x20 at Pace Gallery

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In September last year we published the first monograph of Thomas Nozkowski's work and with it introduced our new Contemporary Painters Series. 

Now, Pace Gallery are displaying an exhibition of paintings by Nozkowski, approximately 25 in total, spanning four decades of the artist's career, from the 1970s through to the early 2000s. This exhibition marks the sixth solo show by the artist since 2007. It brings together vibrantly coloured abstract paintings on canvases measuring 16x20 inches, a canvas size which Nozkowski has used extensively throughout his career. 

Untitled (8-93), 2007. Oil on linen on panel, 55.9x71.1cm Private Collection ©G. R. Christmas, courtesy of Pace Gallery


Known for his abstract style, each of Nozkowski’s paintings is rooted in a specific experience, event or place that the artist has encountered. He began using the 16x20 canvas size early on in his career as a way of deliberately constraining himself against the possibility of the gestural painting which dominated Abstract Expressionism, from which he wanted to distance himself. Over the years his practice has evolved from a concentration on biomorphic and geometric shapes to a more recent use of patterns and broken grids.


This exhibition provides a rare overview of these paintings, which have not been gathered together in a focused exhibition for over a decade.

Untiled (8-88), 2007. Oil on linen on panel, 55.9x71.1cm Private Collection ©Kerry Ryan McFate, courtesy of Pace Gallery

The exhibition runs from 19 Jan 2018 to 15 Feb 2018 at Pace Gallery in New York. For more details about the exhibition and to read their press release please visit Pace Gallery's website. You can also still buy copies of Thomas Nozkowski from our website. If you are interested our Contemporary Painters Series  and would like more information on the books in the series or events and exhibitions happening around the series please visit 

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