Paul Cezanne: Drawings | Tess Jaray: Roundels

10 - 30 September 2020 Room 2

This exhibition brings together two artists in two rooms, provoking contrasts and intimate connections between the figurative and the linear, the past and the present.

This exhibition brings together two artists in the two rooms of Karsten Schubert London's viewing space in an 18th-century terraced house in Soho: Paul Cezanne (1830–1909) and Tess Jaray (b. 1937).


The three Cezanne drawings exhibited here have just returned from Cezanne at the Whitworth, a major exhibition celebrating the late art dealer, writer and publisher Karsten Schubert's (1961–2019) significant bequest of Cezanne drawings to the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.  The drawings comprise a portrait of Victor Chocquet, one of Cezanne’s most avid collectors and supporters, a tender study of the artist’s young son asleep, and an exuberant preparatory drawing for Five Bathers, once in the collection of Drue Heinz. Also included are four original letters by Cezanne, including correspondence with Camille Pissarro and Gustave Geffroy, the art critic whose well-known portrait by Cezanne is now part of the Musée D’Orsay collection.


This intimate display of Cezanne drawings is paired with new roundel paintings by Tess Jaray, one of Europe's most influential abstract painters and a great admirer of Cezanne. These roundels mark a significant departure for the artist, whose work has investigated painterly perspective and colour for over five decades. Karsten Schubert London is delighted to show Jaray's latest, ground-breaking paintings in anticipation of her forthcoming solo exhibition at Secession, Vienna in February 2021. 


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