The clarity of the Galarie Almine Rech press release that intricately discusses the process, not simply the intent of the Ida Tursic and Wilfred Mille exhibit "Come In Number 51" was very welcome and draws you to see this show.
Let’s look at how the colours are applied in X’s paintings, how they disappear into one another or confront one another, how they can fade away; let’s concentrate not so much on the motifs but on the way in which they are altered, how they are reconfigured, reorganized through the simple application of the paint: let’s see how all this is done, the use of flat tint and of gradation – if necessary, let’s check the “palettes” that also give rise to a painting. Let’s see how the paintings answer one another in the exhibition, how the same range of colours generates a setting sun or a conflagration, how the palette of flesh tones is also that of a landscape, and whether the fabrics really come from the same brush as the abstract forms. Let’s seek out the transparencies, the screens. Let’s look as closely as possible. Let’s record what impedes our sight. Let’s note the border of the image.
Galerie Almine Rech press release