A Director's tour and talk by Mary Doyle on the occasion of the opening of Crossing the Circle, works on paper by Philippe Vandenberg, 20 September 2016.
Philippe Vandenberg’s (1952–2009) works on paper are highly personal responses to social issues and political upheavals. Powerful abstract and figurative images about sex, death, good and evil, express Vandenberg’s existential despair about the world, as well as his dark sense of humour. His works on paper are distinguished by fluid draughtsmanship in pencil, ink and richly coloured watercolour. They possess a sense of urgency, an economy of means and keen playfulness.