Callum Innes in Museum De Pont

“Exposed Painting Green Lake” (2012) by Innes in the same museum.

These gorgeous works are typical of Innes’s work: monochromatic colors and clean divisions of the picture plane. Like Gerhard Richter from my post form a couple of days ago the negative space in much of the work is created not by simply *not* painting parts of the canvas, but by removing paint previously applied. By using turpentine when scrubbing layers of paint, he is actually “excavating” the gradient of the pigments below.