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Frank Hodgkinson

Deya de Mallorca, 1960

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polyvinyl acetate, hessian on canvas

147.00 x 97.00

signed, titled and dated 'Frank Hodgkinson / Oct '60 / Deya de Mallorca' on reverse

Provenance:

The Estate of Frank Hodgkinson

Literature & references:

Robert Hughes, The Art of Australia, Pelican, 1966, p 273:
“In 1959 [Hodgkinson] settled in Deya, in Majorca.  His work there (1959 – 61) cannot be considered without its Spanish prototypes.  It is intimately related to four Madrid painters – Canogar, Vela, Suarez, and Viola – and not far distant from Tapies… It is wrong to suppose that Hodgkinson’s dead, baked and scraped textures, his piled-up layers of paint, wax, hessian, are merely ornamental or that they are passively meant to be belle matière… He permits layers of past experience to stake their disruptive claims on the present.  In fact, the drama of Hodgkinson’s work is the drama of matter disclosing its own history.” And Hughes goes on to quote the artist who says: “For nourishment I continually return to the actual, but no longer use the seen even as a point of departure.  Art is an act of divination by entrails, not a careful record of the obviously seen. The seen keeps me in contact with life and may enable the painting to identify itself… In painting two things are important, the artist and the surface.”;

Barry Pearce, Morris West and Lou Klepac, Frank Hodgkinson, The Beagle Press, 1994, see pp 42 & 43 for similar works.

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Soaked in Darkness

Frank Hodgkinson

1963

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The Sun is Dark

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1962

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Time of the Critical Grasshopper

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1966

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Frank Hodgkinson

1958

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Marine Forms

Frank Hodgkinson

1956

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Frank Hodgkinson

1963

oil and sand on board, 183.00 x 122.00

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Frank Hodgkinson

1960

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Frank Hodgkinson

1958

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Frank Hodgkinson

1959

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Frank Hodgkinson

1966

mixed media on board, 61.00 x 45.00

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c. 1960

oil on board, 46.50 x 38.50

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Frank Hodgkinson

1956

oil on board, 87.00 x 55.00

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Cave

Frank Hodgkinson

1957

acrylic on board, 56.00 x 76.00

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Abstraction I

Frank Hodgkinson

1958

ink and gouache on paper, 24.50 x 18.00

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Sun in Blue

Frank Hodgkinson

1967

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Industrial Landscape

Frank Hodgkinson

1957

oil on board, 183.00 x 92.00

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Inlayak Hill

Frank Hodgkinson

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Study: Sketches of Spain

Frank Hodgkinson

1962

paper collage, 26.00 x 24.00

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(Organic abstraction study)

Frank Hodgkinson

c. 1955

acrylic on paper, 21.00 x 41.00

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Death Adder Track

Frank Hodgkinson

c. 1980

gouache on paper, 32.00 x 50.00

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Endless Cycle

Frank Hodgkinson

1966

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Projected Wet

Frank Hodgkinson

1958

oil on board, 59.50 x 90.00

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Frank Hodgkinson

1960

PVA hessian and sand on canvas, 162.00 x 97.00

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1967

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.