Charles Darwin at the age of 75. Courtesy of Pace Gallery, London.

Visual Clichés

September 2014

Adrian Ghenie and his colourful noir
Adrian Ghenie is a Romanian artist who chooses not to utilise the traditional tools of the painter, but rather to rely on alternative means to produce his tableaux. The accident is of utmost interest to him, serving as his method of conveying powerful imagery. Taking nothing for granted, Ghenie’s mentality is that to lose is the rule and to win is the weird exception, which has held him in good stead for what appears to be a burgeoning career.