• Angus Collis, Hotel Poolside/Ice Seal (detail), 2011, diptych, oil on canvas, overall 86 5/8 x 55 1/8".

    Angus Collis

    Galería Estampa

    It is becoming less and less common for galleries to show the work of younger artists who entirely and unapologetically focus on painting. Perhaps it’s that fewer and fewer young artists paint without pursuing some other rhetorical agenda; instead, they attempt to endow the act of painting with metalinguistic meaning or, though engaged in painting, simultaneously deny it as a medium. And, of course, there is an abundance of young artists with an indirect relationship to painting—for instance, artists who draw, sometimes in color. An artist from New Zealand who now lives in Spain, Angus

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