Auerbach’s canvases reveal his unique vision of London’s streets – from Camden Town caught in vibrant reds and greens, to the autumnal yellow light on Primrose Hill – and the friends who have sat for him over the years
Frank Auerbach (1937) was a German born figurative painter, who focuses on portraits and city scenes in and around the area of London. His paintings deal with the attempt to resolve the experience of being in the world in paint. In this the experience of the world is seen as essentially chaotic with the role of the artist being to impose an order upon that chaos and record that order in the painting. He came to England under the Kindertransport scheme at age of 7.
Frank Auerbach - Looking Towards Mornington Crescent Station - Night Oil on board 127 x 127 cm 50 x I like the distinct subject matter in this piece, the application of colour is relaxed, looking like it was done with fingertips.