The exhibition, the first in London since 2008, will comprise some 40 works, with major paintings and acrylics including the National Gallery Triptych, a large-scale painting made during his residency at the National Gallery between November 1991 and October 1993. It will also include some previously unseen paintings from the Estate, demonstrating the artist’s extraordinary range and versatility, together with a number of works from The Sequence series, a project started in 1971 and eventually numbering some 200 works in all.
This exhibition will provide viewers with the opportunity to re-evaluate the work of the artist who produced an abiding and much admired body of work, invoking fantasy and myth in exploring the realities of humanity.
From the 1980s printmaking became increasingly important to Kiff. The variety of techniques allowed him to explore his own visual language through the different media. Kiff relished the collaboration with technicians and master-printers producing a rich array of woodcuts, lithographs, etching, monotypes and encaustics. A selection of approximately 15 works will be included in the show, a modest group but a testament to his skill and originality as an artist and as a printmaker.