Painting

The artist who participated in various scenes from Abstract Expressionism to the Black Arts movement has passed away

By Frieze News Desk

A new exhibition at BolteLang, Zurich, is as markedly sombre as it is delightful

By Aoife Rosenmeyer

The late US painter’s first European survey, at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, is a missed opportunity

By Kito Nedo

A tactile show in Berlin of the California-based painter refreshes colour-field abstraction for our digital age of infinite screen time

By Louisa Elderton
Janiva Ellis, Co-Panicing, 2017, oil on canvas, 76 × 57 cm.  Courtesy: the artist and 47 Canal, New York; photograph: Joerg Lohse

In Ellis’s paintings – on view at the Whitney Biennial – the collective and individual histories of trauma coil alongside the levity that allows for that trauma to be survived

By Andrew Durbin

In a show at Kasmin Gallery, New York, size reveals not the late painter’s ego, but rather his belief in personal engagement 

By Matthew Holman

In a lively group show at Petzel Gallery, the late Danish artist’s irreverent ‘modification paintings’ are presented alongside some of the many works they later inspired 

By Ara H. Merjian

A survey at Kestnergesellschaft, Hannover, shows an artist in constant dialogue with the world 

By Oliver Osborne

An exhibition at Croy Nielsen, Vienna, explores the female gaze on a world which seems murkier than ever

By Kimberly Bradley
Gladys Nilsson, A Cold Mouth, 1968.  Courtesy: © the artist and Garth Greenan Gallery, New York

In two shows at Goldsmiths CCA and Hales Gallery, London, Nilsson furthers her life-long alchemization of objects and limbs 

By Philomena Epps
Tofer Chin in his studio. Photograph: Joshua White. Courtesy: Frieze/Joshua White

Frieze global partner LIFEWTR marks the inaugural Frieze Los Angeles with a publicly accessible artwork at The Standard DTLA by L.A. artist Tofer Chin

Jeff McMillan, The Possibility of an Island, 2009, found paintings (detail). Courtesy: the artist and Peer, London. 

‘In this false universe of positive gloss and shallow passions, where can a real enthusiasm be located?’

By Darian Leader