International abstract art

Caragh Thuring

abstract tendencies now: Caragh Thuring

There's a sense of barely contained exuberance to Belgian-born Caragh Thuring's painting, an energy that's made all the more palpable by her delight in artistic oppositions.

On the one hand, Thuring's stated references include the rigour of le Corbusier and old Dutch masters; on the other, loosely applied paint and unruly structures seem to populate her canvases in de facto, organic fashion.

Complicating matters even further, Thuring's abstraction edges close to figuration, while her figuration is inevitably abstracted.

The sum total of such twists and turns is work that's shrewd yet spontaneous, an abstraction hinting heavily at narrative without quite revealing its storyline.

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