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Photograph by Jens Marrott


3 DECEMBER 2014 - 10 JANUARY 2015

M A G G I H A M B LING WALLS OF WATER THE MONOTYPES

This exhibition coincides with: Maggi Hambling Walls of Water at the National Gallery, London Marlborough Fine Art, 6 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BY +44 (0)20 7629 5161 | frossi@marlboroughfineart.com www.marlboroughfineart.com


INTRODUCTION

Maggi Hambling has established a reputation over the last four decades as one of Britain’s most significant and controversial artists. The National Gallery’s first Artist in Residence (1980-81), she returns to the National Gallery in November 2014 for the exhibition of paintings and monotypes Maggi Hambling: Walls of Water. The artist’s initial series of Wall of Water monotypes were first shown at Hambling’s solo exhibition in 2013 at the Hermitage, St Petersburg, in response to the themes of discord and reconciliation portrayed so profoundly by Rembrandt in The Return of the Prodigal Son. To coincide with the National Gallery exhibition, Marlborough Fine Art presents Walls of Water: the monoprints. These works have their origins in Hambling’s experience of gigantic waves crashing onto the sea wall at Southwold, Suffolk, the county where she was born, lives and which has often inspired her work. A monotype is a form of printmaking that, unlike etching or lithography, produces only one impression from the plate. In the black and white series Hambling works on

a zinc plate which has first been covered in a dense layer of black printing ink – a process she describes as “drawing with light into dark”. For the silver and black series, the plate has first been covered in a dense layer of silver printing ink. Using her fingers, rags, brushes and solvent she selectively removes or adds the ink and once she has arrived at the final image, plate and paper are put through the press and a single print is pulled. The waves are poised between animation and disintegration, flickering ghosts of people and animals appear and disappear within them as they challenge the sea wall below. Hambling remains a singular contemporary force whose work continues to confront and seduce.


Wall of water 1, 2014, 56.5 x 75.3 cm


Wall of water 2, 2011, 75.3 x 106.5 cm


Wall of water 3, 2011, 75.3 x 106.5 cm


Wall of water 4, 2011, 75.3 x 106.5 cm


Wall of water 5, 2011, 75.3 x 106.5 cm


Wall of water 6, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm


Wall of water 7, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm


Wall of water 8, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm


Wall of water 9, 2014, 56.5 x 75.3 cm


Wall of water 10, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm


Wall of water 11, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm


Wall of water 12, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 13, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 14, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm


Wall of water 15, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm


Wall of water 16, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 17, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 18, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 19, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 1, 2014, 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 3, 2011, 75.3 x 106.5 cm

Wall of water 2, 2011, 75.3 x 106.5 cm

Wall of water 4, 2011, 75.3 x 106.5 cm


Wall of water 5, 2011, 75.3 x 106.5 cm

Wall of water 7, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 6, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 8, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm


Wall of water 9, 2014, 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 11, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 10, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 12, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 13, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 15, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 14, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 16, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 17, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 18, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 19, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 20, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 21, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 22, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 23, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 24, 2014, 56.8 x 69.4 cm


Wall of water 25, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 26, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 27, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 28, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm


Wall of water 29, 2014, 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 30, 2014, 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 31, 2014, 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 32, 2014, 56.5 x 75.3 cm


Wall of water 33, 2014, 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 35, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 34, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 36, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm


Wall of water 37, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 38, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 39, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 40, 2014, 56.5 x 60.5 cm


L I ST O F W O R K S

All works are monotypes, printed with Frank Connelly at Morley College between 2011 and 2014. The measurements are the paper size.

Wall of water 1, 2014 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 12, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 23, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 34, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 2, 2011 75.3 x 106.5 cm

Wall of water 13, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 24, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 35, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 3, 2011 75.3 x 106.5 cm

Wall of water 14, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 25, 2014 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 36, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 4, 2011 75.3 x 106.5 cm

Wall of water 15, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 26, 2014 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 37, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 5, 2011 75.3 x 106.5 cm

Wall of water 16, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 27, 2014 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 38, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 6, 2014 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 17, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 28, 2014 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 39, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 7, 2014 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 18, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 29, 2014 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 40, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 8, 2014 64.7 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 19, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 30, 2014 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 9, 2014 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 20, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 31, 2014 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 10, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 21, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 32, 2014 56.5 x 75.3 cm

Wall of water 11, 2014 56.5 x 60.5 cm

Wall of water 22, 2014 56.8 x 69.4 cm

Wall of water 33, 2014 56.5 x 75.3 cm


BIOGRAPHY

Born Suffolk 1945

ST U D I E D  ith Arthur Lett Haines and Sir Cedric Morris, W Benton End, Hadleigh, Suffolk 1962-64 Ipswich School of Art 1964-67 Camberwell School of Art 1967-69 Slade School of Art 1960

AWA R D S 1969 Boise Travel Award, New York 1977 Arts Council Award 1980-81 First Artist in Residence, National Gallery, London 1995 Jerwood Painting Prize (with Patrick Caulfield) Created OBE 2005 Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for Scallop 2010 Created CBE

EXHIBITIONS 1967  Paintings and Drawings, Hadleigh Gallery, Suffolk 1973  Paintings and Drawings, Morley College Gallery, London 1977 New Oil Paintings, Warehouse Gallery, London 1981  Drawings and Paintings on View, National Gallery, London 1983  Pictures of Max Wall, National Portrait Gallery, London and tour 1987  Maggi Hambling, Serpentine Gallery, London and tour 1988  Moments of the Sun, Arnolfini, Bristol and tour 1991 An Eye Through a Decade, Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, Connecticut 1992 The Jemma Series, monotypes, Bernard Jacobson Gallery, London 1993  Dragon Morning, works in clay, CCA Galleries, London

1993-4 Towards Laughter, Maggi Hambling, Northern Centre for Contemporary Art, Sunderland and tour 1996  Sculpture in Bronze, Marlborough Fine Art, London 1997 A Matter of Life and Death, Bothy Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, West Yorkshire  A Statue for Oscar Wilde, National Portrait Gallery, London Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin 1998 A conversation with Oscar Wilde, unveiled Adelaide Street, London, facing Charing Cross Station 2000  Good Friday, Gainsborough’s House, Sudbury, Suffolk 2001  Henrietta Moraes by Maggi Hambling, Marlborough Fine Art, London  Father, Morley College Gallery, London 2003 The Very Special Brew Series, Sotheby’s, London North Sea Paintings, Snape Maltings Concert Hall Gallery, Suffolk  Scallop, a sculpture to celebrate Benjamin Britten, unveiled Aldeburgh, Suffolk 2006 Portraits of People and the Sea, Marlborough Fine Art, London 2007 No Straight Lines, Octagon Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge; Victoria Art Gallery, Bath; Abbot Hall, Kendall  Waves and Waterfalls, Abbot Hall, Kendall 2008 Waves and Waterfalls, Marlborough Fine Art, London 2009 George Always - Portraits of George Melly by Maggi Hambling, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; National Portrait Gallery, London  The Sea - Paintings by L S Lowry and Maggi Hambling, The Lowry, Salford, Manchester 2010  Maggi Hambling – The Wave, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge  New Sea Sculpture, Marlborough Fine Art, London 2012  You are the Sea, Installation, SNAP (Art at the Aldeburgh Festival)


2013  War Requiem, Installation, SNAP purchased for Aldeburgh Music by the Monument Trust  The Resurrection Spirit, unveiled St Dunstan’s Church, Mayfield, East Sussex  The Winchester Tapestries, installed Winchester Cathedral  Wall of Water, The Hermitage, St Petersburg, USSR 2014  Walls of Water, National Gallery, London

BOOKS 2001 John Berger, Maggi and Henrietta: Drawings of Henrietta Moraes by Maggi Hambling, Bloomsbury, London Father, facsimile of a sketchbook in the British Museum, Morley College Gallery, London 2006  Maggi Hambling – The Works and conversations with Andrew Lambirth, Unicorn Press 2009  George Always, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool  You are the sea, Lux Books, Suffolk  The Sea, Lowry Press, Salford 2010  The Aldeburgh Scallop, Full Circle Editions, Suffolk

S E L E CT E D P U B L I C C O LL E CT I O N S

Aldeburgh Music Arts Council, England Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Australian National Gallery, Canberra Birmingham City Art Gallery British Council British Museum Castle Museum, Norwich Chemlsford and Essex Museum Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich

Contemporary Art Society Eastern Arts Collection Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge Government Art Collection Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston Hartlebury Castle, Worcestershire Hereford Cathedral Imperial War Museum, London Jerwood Foundation National Gallery, London National Portrait Gallery, London Reading Museum Rugby Collection Ruth Borchard Collection of Self Portraits St Mary’s Church, Hadleigh, Suffolk Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh Southampton Art Gallery Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Tate The Ivy, London The Minories, Colchester Usher Gallery, Lincoln Victoria & Albert Museum, London Wakefield Art Gallery Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Yale Center for British Art, Newhaven, Connecticut


MARLBOROUGH

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Maggi Hambling: Walls of Water – the monotypes  

Exhibition catalogue for Maggie Hambling's "Walls of Water – the monotypes" exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art, London. This catalogue coinc...

Maggi Hambling: Walls of Water – the monotypes  

Exhibition catalogue for Maggie Hambling's "Walls of Water – the monotypes" exhibition at Marlborough Fine Art, London. This catalogue coinc...