The Others, Turin

05 Nov 2015 - 08 Nov 2015

For its first participation in The Others, in a former prison in Turin, Dürst Britt & Mayhew presented Sigh, an installation of works on paper by Dutch artist Paul Beumer.

Paul Beumer’s painting practice oscillates freely between figuration and abstraction. His recent works on paper, made with watercolour and ink, bear a strong relation to the manifold spontaneous processes happening in nature and its ever-changing scenes and colours. Just like one cannot predict the shapes of a cloud or the structures of semi-precious stones, Beumer leaves it partly up to chance how his work will turn out. The works are presented on low pedestals, as a reference to how they were originally produced. Inks and watercolours were mixed with materials from nature, such as mud, leaves and twigs, to create compositions, which for the greater part depend on gravity and viscosity to reach their final form.