Tate Britain Exhibition

Basil Beattie

Basil Beattie, ‘Present Bound’ 1990
Basil Beattie, Present Bound 1990. Tate. © Basil Beattie
Basil Beattie, ‘Present Bound’ 1990
Basil Beattie
Present Bound 1990
© Basil Beattie

Basil Beattie is one of Britain’s most respected abstract painters. Though not as well known to the general public as some, he has a very strong following amongst fellow artists, thanks in part to his teaching career. This display brings together a group of his powerful and suggestive abstractions made since 1990. In these he employs pictograms and spatial components such as steps or enclosed cells to deftly explore the limits and possibilities of abstract pictorial space. The results are beautiful, elegant and evocative. The display is accompanied by a new film about the artist that helps illuminate his concerns and sources of inspiration.

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
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5 March – 3 June 2007

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