James Cummins and others at View Two

There’s always an excellent selection of contemporary art at View Two Gallery in Mathew Street. I called in on Saturday to catch up with the latest. At present on the top floor which is now all abstracts, there are several pieces by James Cummins who is Liverpool-born but Berlin-based and also exhibiting in Gothenberg. Some of the pictures are quite dark and have a gritty texture (don’t know why how he does it (see comments for the answer)).
There are also more of Lisa Cole Kronenberg’s large moody abstracted skyscapes and of course several other artists on the 3 floors of the gallery.
From November 16th there will be joint exhibition by local artist Anthony Brown and photographer Jim Connolly which should be good.


  1. hello Ian
    re.James Cummins and others at the View 2….
    Just read your November review and want to ask why you wrote “dont know why” in brackets after mentioning my paintings on show at the View 2.A reply would be appreciated.
    Light and Life
    James Cummins

  2. Oops, it does read badly doesn’t it. I meant ‘don’t know how’ i.e. I was wondering what material/technique you use to make the surface look gritty?

  3. …..the technique that was used on the painting in your review,was made by layering gesso, glue, pigment ,sand and studio dust , to make the canvas a drama in itself ….
    A curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof, the art historian Jörg Makarinos wrote in December 2005, that “Form, texture and the grittiness of his work are of primary importance.Colour, is conspicuous in its absence.” He continues to say that I.. “avoid the beauty, the pathos of colour, in order to impress the form of the idea into the consciousness of the viewer.”

  4. I bought one of your pieces in Gothenburg last week. I am very happy for “Mass in black”. Please keep me posted on your further work !

    Best regards
    Jostein Bjørbekk


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