Patrick Caulfield Grill 1988

Artwork details

Artist
Patrick Caulfield 1936–2005
Title
Grill
Date 1988
Medium Acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions Support: 1226 x 919 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Janet Wolfson de Botton 1996
Reference
T07150
Not on display

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Caulfield's art is devoted to interior and still life. His precise observations of our world are translated into highly stylised depictions which reflect the artificiality of modern life. 'Grill' is one of a series of paintings in which Caulfield abandoned his signature style of painting flat images outlined in black. He adopted a more minimal approach to composition, in which any sense of pictorial depth is limited. Thus, in 'Grill' fragmented shapes float in an indeterminate space. Flattened, abstracted forms contrast with other elements that are picked out in a highly illusionistic style.

September 2004