mima is delighted to present a new exhibition of drawings by Ellsworth Kelly all executed between 1954 and 1962. This key eight-year period for Kelly was when he pioneered his much-admired abstract style that has been vital to the evolution of modern art. For many his distinct approach to colour and form has made him one of the most singular and influential American artists of the 20th century.
For the exhibition the artist has personally selected 23 drawings for mima that use a variety of techniques including ink, graphite, oil paint and collage. Coming directly from the artist's studio they will be shown together for the first time at mima. With their heart stopping elegance the works in the exhibition will lay bare the visual language that makes Kelly one of the most important artists of our era.
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