Stephen Gilbert

Abstract Forms

About this artwork

Gilbert was invited to join CoBrA by Asger John after he saw Gilbert’s work at the ‘Salon des Surindepéndents’ in Paris in 1948. Gilbert was associated with this avant-garde group until 1951 when he began to develop a more abstract aesthetic. This work was described by Gilbert as “one of my first abstract paintings”. Although minimal and reductive, ‘Abstract Forms’ is extremely bold and powerful, with thick paint applied confidently in large brushstrokes.

  • title:
    Abstract Forms
  • accession number:
    GMA 4176
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  • materials:
    Oil on canvas
  • date created:
    1951
  • measurements:
    80.60 x 62.10 cm (framed: 87.50 x 69.00 x 3.60 cm)
  • credit line:
    Purchased 1997

Stephen Gilbert

Stephen Gilbert