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Raoul de Keyser R.I.P


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    Pascal Blanchard posted a sad news of Raoul de Keyser‘s passing on Facebook.

    Raoul de Keyser was 82 – (- a painter of modest, mysterious abstraction via Gallerist)

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    Chris Ashley

    Belgian artist Raoul de Keyser (born 1930) is someone whose work one doesn’t often get to see in the US, especially on the West Coast, but I have been fortuntate to see some of his work and I’ve also read a great deal about him. His work interests me because he doesn’t seem wedded to a particular style other than making what one would call “abstract” images while still referencing real things. His subject matter has personal origins without being hermetic or self-centered, he works in series or small bodies of work, and he has a sense of scale about his overall project: he doesn’t make large paintings for the just sake of making large paintings, and there is a kind of self knowledge, modesty, and openness in his work. Much of what I wrote here could apply to another painter I follow, Thomas Nozkowski. Three other people I’ll name whose work shares some of these qualities and who I will always go see are Mary Heilmann, Pat Steir, and Louise Fishman, all painters.(via Thinkin about art)

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