John Golding: Pure Colour Sensation

20 Sep 2017 – 20 Oct 2017

Event times

Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 11am - 4pm
Or by appointment

Cost of entry


Piano Nobile

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Holland Park

Save Event: John Golding: Pure Colour Sensation

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


PIANO NOBILE presents JOHN GOLDING: PURE COLOUR SENSATION, a survey of works by the acclaimed Modern British painter and art historian.


Following the recent display of works at The Arts Club, Dover street, Piano Nobile presents the full exhibition John Golding: Pure Colour Sensation. Although an acclaimed art historian, Golding considered himself, first and foremost, a painter. His work features in prominent institutions such as the Tate, MoMA, the Scottish National Gallery, the British Council, Ferens Art Gallery, and the Fitzwilliam Museum. 

Golding's work, although abstract, repeatedly returns to the human body. The monumental canvases and the tactile handling of paint through expressive layering of pigment demand a visceral physical reaction from the viewer. Speaking in an interview for Artists' Lives, Golding recollected that his turn to abstraction was in "recognition of what was happening in America in the 1950s…the most important thing going on in painting [of the day]". In his abstract paintings, both intimate and large in scale, Golding sought unadulterated formal brilliance, letting colour and composition take prominence, "so that there is nothing getting between you and the pure colour sensation."

The exhibition constitutes a survey of works from the 1970s and 1980s, ranging from large scale canvases to both small and large pastels. The show will be accompanied by a catalogue with introduction by David Anfam, John Golding: Pure Colour Sensation.

What to expect? Toggle

Exhibiting artists

John Golding


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.