Giorgio Griffa A Continuous Becoming 26 January - 8 April 2018
These were very pared down forms, using line, lettering and numbers on raw canvas, linen and other such materials. One was really shimmery, as you moved your eyes, the white wall showed through the loosely woven yarn appearing like the desert horizon wibbling in the heat. The work was fresh, attractive and sat well in the airy gallery spaces, starkly white yet warm, perhaps due to the wooden flooring. It was a bright day, with sunlight blazing through the windows also giving these works a lift.
It seemed the core of much art was being described as this painter's practice. Questions around the nature of existence and life itself, the paintings can never be complete, we are all temporary. They also had some visual similarities to musical scores that were played next door…
Mini Oramics, live graphic scores: Sarah Angliss, James Bulley, Shiva Feshareki, Tom Richards. Camden Art Centre 24th Feb 2018 1pm: Mini Oramics is a musical instrument that plays drawings. It was designed by Daphne Oram, who made a larger version that you can visit in the science museum. Tom Richards built the one that she never did and here invited three other composers to play it. Very enjoyable indeed.
On the Camden Art Centre website Griffa has a play list via spotify to go with his show: camdenartscentre.org/whats-on/view/griffa