Abstract Critical

Michael Kidner: Dreams of the World Order

Below is a selection of images from the exhibition of early paintings by Michael Kidner (1917-2009) now on at Flowers East. The exhibition is on until 20 October, and shows that Kidner is an artist who aimed at expression beyond the visual tricks often associated with Op-Art. The gallery website is here. More images and information on the artist can be found at the newly launched website www.michaelkidner.com. All the images are courtesy of Flowers Gallery.

Circle after Image, 1959-60, oil on canvas, 151.5 x 124.5 cm, AFG 42498


Stripes Study for Bill 1962, oil on canvas, 121 x 151 cm, AFG 42499


Blue, Green and Grey 1963, oil on canvas, 168 x 183 cm, AFG 36555


Red Green and Blue 1963, oil on canvas, 109 x 152 cm, AFG 42477


Butterfly Wings 1966, oil on canvas, 183 x 168 cm, AFG 43124


3 Sets of Primaries c.1967, oil on linen, 151 x 120.5 cm, AFG 48131


Green (For Grabowski) 1968, acrylic on cotton duck, 168 x 121.5 cm, AFG 48129