A new series of work by the artist, as chosen by guest curator and critic Mel Gooding.

Beattie is known for producing large scale abstract works which, through components such as tunnels, steps and ladders, explore the possibilities of pictorial space.

His work is inspired by American painters he first encountered in the 1950s, particularly the work of Mark Rothko, Philip Guston and Willem de Kooning.

Mel Gooding describes the new paintings as 'exhilarating, terrifically energetic, urgent and mysterious'.

She says: 'I first saw a handful of these powerful new works in the studio a few months ago, and felt immediately that something very exciting was happening. Beattie is in full flight.'

Hastings Contemporary

Rock-a-Nore Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3DW

01424 728377


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