Tess Jaray: Paintings from the 1980s

28 April - 12 May 2020

Karsten Schubert London presents Tess Jaray: Paintings from the 1980s, the first exhibition in a series of online programming. One of Europe’s most celebrated abstract painters, Tess Jaray (b. 1937) has explored painterly perspective for more than five decades.


In the four paintings selected here – Cadence (1986), Thirty One Steps (1986), Diversion (1987) and Green Pyramid (1987) – Jaray investigates the visual experience of space through focusing on individual architectural elements, such as vaults, ceilings and staircases. Painted stripes, in subtly shifting colour variants, encounter negative space on a single grounding colour in these works, expressing both the two dimensional and the three dimensional.


Karsten Schubert London is delighted to present this online vieiwing room following recent acquisitions of Tess Jaray’s paintings by the Centre Pompidou, Paris and mumok, Vienna.