Ben Brown Fine Arts

Heinz Mack – ZERO & MORE, Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Brook’s Mews, London W1, until 10th April 2015

Installation view - Heinz Mack: ZERO & More. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts

Installation view – Heinz Mack: ZERO & More.
Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts

The German-born artist Heinz Mack, who was co-founder of the 1950s and 60s ZERO movement with Otto Piene, has this special show which combines works from the ZERO period with new paintings and sculpture that he has created in the last five years.

Installation view - Heinz Mack: ZERO & More. Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts

Installation view – Heinz Mack: ZERO & More.
Courtesy of Ben Brown Fine Arts

The earlier works feature black and white as a minimalist force in ‘the adventure of seeking out and discovering the still-white spaces on the map of art.’ (Mack), while the later ones (he returned to painting in the first half of the 1990s) inspired the exploration of colour (Chromatic Constellations) and the effects of prismatic refraction which suggest the idea of movement on the canvas.  It is an impressive show.

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