S|2 London presents an exhibition of never-before-seen works charting the final years of Roger Hilton’s pioneering, and provocative, career. Presented in collaboration with Jonathan Clark Fine Art and co-curated by Kenny Schachter, the exhibition showcases unearthed works on paper from the artist’s estate, painted from the confines of Hilton’s bed between 1973 and 1974.
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In a letter to Peter Townsend in 1973, Hilton said of these works:
“You have to be pretty witty with poster paints, if they are not to become inert; the new paintings (started in December 1972) are almost pointillist in their complexity, to overcome the natural inertia of poster paints. I have reached a stage now of simplifying. Art is essentially a breaking out, a shedding of old moulds. Every true artist is a revolutionary, but only in his own domain. He probably does not even vote.”
The exhibition at S|2 includes over 80 works and is accompanied by a newly published book, featuring essays by Kenny Schachter, Andrew Lambirth and Simon Hucker.
Courtesy of the artist and Sotheby‘s S|2 Gallery, London