Henry Jabbour: Saturation Point

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74 Newman Street, W1T 3DB, London, UK
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Henry Jabbour: Saturation Point

to Sun 28 Aug 2022

Artist: Henry Jabbour

74 Newman Street, W1T 3DB Henry Jabbour: Saturation Point

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm


Pontone Gallery exhibits a new sequence of paintings by UK-based artist, Henry Jabbour. He paints figures, flowers and abstract studies in an expressively gestural style with an eye for rich and sumptuous colour. The surfaces of the paintings are a riot of. heavy impasto and glutinous agglomerations of thick, creamy oil paint. The slick and sticky medium, receptive to mark and trace, records the subtle imprint of his confrontation with the subject.

Artworks

Never as Much as in This Moment, 2022

Oil on Linen
121 x 110 cm 47.6 x 43.3 in

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Ever on My Mind, 2022

Oil on Linen
121 x 110 cm 47.6 x 43.3 in

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At One, 2022

Oil on Linen
121 x 110 cm 47.6 x 43.3 in

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Tenderly You Make Me, 2022

Oil on Linen
121 x 110 cm 47.6 x 43.3 in

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My Path, My Own, 2022

Oil on Linen
121 x 110 cm 47.6 x 43.3 in

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Hold Me, 2022

Oil on Linen
121 x 110 cm 47.6 x 43.3 in

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I Know Yours Is True, 2022

Oil on Linen
121 x 110 cm 47.6 x 43.3 in

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Ever for Ever I, 2022

Oil on Canvas
150 x 130 cm 59 x 51.2 in

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Ever for Ever II, 2022

Oil on Canvas
150 x 130 cm 59 x 51.2 in

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Listen To My Heart Beat, 2022

Oil on Linen
106 x 90 cm 41.7 x 35.4 in

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Us, To Be, 2022

Oil on Linen
106 x 90 cm 41.7 x 35.4 in

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A Whispering of Souls, 2022

Oil on Linen
81 x 75 cm 31.9 x 29.5 in

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Whispers of Love II (An Ode to Vincent), 2022

Oil on Linen
81 x 75 cm 31.9 x 29.5 in

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The Earth Has Known You, 2022

Oil on Linen
81 x 75 cm 31.9 x 29.5 in

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Whispers of Love, 2022

Oil on Linen
80 x 76 cm 31.5 x 29.9 in

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Be Not Far From Me, 2022

Oil on Linen
60 x 55 cm 23.6 x 21.7 in

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Be Not Far From Me II, 2022

Oil on Linen
60 x 55 cm 23.6 x 21.7 in

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Like Love at the Start, 2022

Oil on Linen
60 x 55 cm 23.6 x 21.7 in

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Be Not Far From Me III, 2022

Oil on Linen
50 x 45 cm 19.7 x 17.7 in

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Life Is To Be Free, 2022

Oil on Linen
50 x 45 cm 19.7 x 17.7 in

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Impromptu II, 2022

Oil on Panel
25.4 x 20.3 cm 10 x 8 in

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Impromptu I, 2022

Oil on Panel
25.4 x 20.3 cm 10 x 8 in

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Impromptu V, 2022

Oil on Panel
20.3 x 25.4 cm 8 x 10 in

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Impromptu IV, 2022

Oil on Panel
20.3 x 25.4 cm 8 x 10 in

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Impromptu III, 2022

Oil on Panel
25.4 x 20.3 cm 10 x 8 in

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Impromptu VI (An Ode to Monet), 2022

Oil on Panel
25.4 x 20.3 cm 10 x 8 in

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Impromptu VII, 2022

Oil on Panel
25.4 x 20.3 cm 10 x 8 in

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His figures are schematic and cursive studies of human interaction and tenderness. Although recognisable, they are fragile and hard to pin down. Located in vestigial landscapes, their images hover on the edge of disintegration. Lost and then revealed in the turbulent surface, they are on the verge of being assimilated into the matter of the painting. We see a fleeting impression of presence, caught through a hazy atmosphere drenched in golden sunlight. They shimmer and distort, sliding in and out of abstraction, as if seen through a Mediterranean or North African heat haze.

Jabbour’s vibrant palette deploys blistering oranges, egg-yolk yellows, azure blues, astringent violets and pulsating reds. He explores dynamic combinations, contrasting hues and complementary couplings. His small, abstract pieces are proving grounds for such experimentation. Free of the motif, he focusses on investigating the aesthetic components of his craft: colour temperature; the agitation, flow and pace of application; contrasts in viscosity; layering and accretion; the physical recording of subtle gesture.

These seductive pictures are super-saturated with colour and variegated texture. They are exercises in stimulation that wander down pathways of enquiry into the fundamentals of technique and the physicality of paint. Their jewel-like and intensely-worked surfaces reveal a delight in manipulating the medium for its own sake; the pleasure that the artist takes is both palpable and contagious.

Courtesy of the artist and Pontone Gallery, London


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