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2021
acrylic on canvas
167 x 122 cm

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2021
acrylic on canvas
50 x 45 cm

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2021
oil on canvas
76 x 63.5 cm

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2020
oil on canvas
50 x 45 cm

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2020
acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm

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2020
acrylic on board
45 cm diameter

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2020
oil on board
45 cm diameter

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2020
acrylic on canvas
50 x 40 cm

 

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2019
oil on canvas
55 x 60 cm

 

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2019
oil on board
40 cm diameter

 

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2019
oil on canvas
61 x 46 cm

 

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2010
oil on canvas
30 x 35 cm

 

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2011
oil on canvas
35 x 30 cm

 

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2018
oil on canvas
55 x 50 cm

 

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2018
oil on canvas
85 x 75 cm

 

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2018
acrylic on canvas
85 x 75 cm

 

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2018
oil on canvas
55 x 50 cm

 

Installation view:

Clive Hodgson
Arcade, 2018

 

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2017
acrylic on canvas
130 x 105 cm

 

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2017
acrylic on canvas
170 x 135 cm

 

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2018
oil on canvas
40 x 35 cm

 

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2016
acrylic on cardboard, paper, wood, string
27 x 23 x 8 cm

 

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2016
oil on board, string
22.5 x 19 cm

 

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2016
oil on board
26 x 19 cm

 

Installation View:

Galerie Tatjana Pieters,
Ghent, BE
2016

 

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2016
acrylic on canvas
60 x 50 cm

 

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2015
acrylic on canvas
107 x 96.5 cm

 

Installation View:

Matthew Higgs and Clive Hodgson,
Wilkinson Gallery, London
2015

 

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2014
oil on canvas
50 x 45 cm

 

Installation View:

White Columns, New York
2014

 

Installation View:

White Columns, New York
2014

 

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2014
oil on canvas
107 x 96.5 cm

 

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2013
oil on canvas
50 x 45 cm

 

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2012
oil on canvas
50 x 45 cm

 

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2012
oil on canvas
65 x 55 cm

 

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2009
oil on canvas
88 x 81 cm

 

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2009
oil on canvas
88 x 81 cm

 

Untitled
2008
oil on canvas, string
32 x 26 cm

 

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2008
oil on canvas
107 x 147 cm

 

Installation view:

Clive Hodgson
Arcade, 2018

 

Untitled
2008
oil on board
30.5 x 28 cm

 

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2008
oil on canvas
56 x 46 cm

 

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2008
oil on canvas
35 x 40 cm

 

Clive Hodgson, b. 1953, UK. Lives and works in London

The blatancy of recent abstractions by Clive Hodgson is perhaps a function of the sheer urge to make painting ‘difficult’ again, in a time when almost anything seems assimilable into the open field of contemporary art. It is hard to imagine any painting creating the sort of unease today that Hélion’s or Guston’s style shifts did. Yet Hodgson’s refusal of any ‘touch’, his ultra-thin application straight onto white primer, and his use of ornamentalism, are all truly and excitingly disconcerting. What emerges is the ability of colour, form, structure, illusion and expressive mark to assert themselves even in the absence of any ‘simpatico’ handling. The pictures come alive; and the mysterious terms in which a painting succeeds or fails (or both simultaneously) are themselves partly the object of the work’s investigations. Remarkable, too, is that such empirical pictorial experiments are not lacking in wit, humanity even poignancy.

Merlin James

 

 

 

Education

1972 – 1977

BA MA, Slade School of Fine Arts

1971 – 1972

MA, St. Martin’s School of Art

 

Solo Exhibitions

2021

CLIVE HODGSON at DRAKE’S, Drake’s, London, UK

The Thing About A Name Is That It Doesn’t Refer To An Object, MAMOTH, London, UK

C. Hodgson with B. Wurtz, Arcade, Brussels, BE

2019

Still Life, Arcade, London, UK

2017

Arcade, London, UK

2016

Tatjana Pieters Gallery, Gent, BE Bruce Haynes Mayfair, London, UK

2015

Clive Hodgson – Matthew Higgs, Wilkinson Gallery, London, UK

2014

White Columns, New York,US curated by Matthew Higgs

2013

42 Carlton Place, Glasgow, curated by Carol Rhodes

2006

Terrace Gallery London, UK

2002

Margaret Harvey Gallery St Albans, UK

2001

Panorama Space, Barcelona, ES

1998

The British School at Rome, IT

1997

Danielle Arnaud Contemporary Art, London, UK

1996

Panorama Space, Barcelona, ES

The Slade Gallery, University College, London, UK

The Economist Building, London, UK

1990

Anne Berthoud Gallery, London, UK

1988

Anne Berthoud Gallery, London, UK

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020

Fieldwork, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow, UK

2016

In This Soup We Swim, Kingsgate Workshops, London, UK

2015

What’s the meaning of a goldfish, Tatjana Pieters Galley Gent, BE

2014

Slow Learner, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK

The Approach Gallery, London, UK

Ancient and Modern, London, UK

2013

UIC Chicago, Gallery 400

2012

Ever since I put your picture in a frame, 42 Carlton Place, Glasgow, UK

The Smallest Composite Number, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK

2011

C. Hodgson & Sherman Sam, Broadbent Gallery, London, UK

2010

Misfits, Galerie de Stijl, Arnhem, BE

2008
Primitif Compliqué, Galerie Filles du Calvaire, Brussels

False Friends, Five Years, London, UK

Broadbent Gallery, London, UK

2007

Broadbent Gallery, London, UK

2006

Empire, London, UK

2005

Kerlin Gallery Dublin, UK

2004

Liverpool John Moores Exhibition, UK

2001

Intimacy, Arts Council of Great Britain Touring Exhibition, UK

1998

Europaische AkademieTrier, Trier, DE

Whitechapel Open Exhibition, London, UK

1997

Dusseldorf Multiple 97, Dusseldorf, DE

The Things We Do, Palo Alto, Barcelona, ES

1986

Gimpel Weitzenhofer, New York, US

Gimpel Fils, London, UK

1984

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

Riverside Studios, London, UK

Gimpel Fils, London, UK

1978 

Browse and Darby, London, UK

 

Residencies

2008

Triangle Artists’ Workshop, Brooklyn, New York, US

2007

CPH AIR City of Copenhagen artist in residence, DK

2004

Artist in residence, Moving Station, Pilsen, CZ

2002

Artist in residence Zakladni Umelecka Skola, Bechyne, CZ

2001

Creative and professional development grant, Scottish Arts Council, UK

2000

Andrew Grant Bequest, Edinburgh College of Art, UK

 

Collections

Arts Council of Great Britain

University College, London

The Royal London Hospital

 

Awards

2010

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award, Standpoint Gallery, London, UK

2008

Thyl-Durr Foundation Residency

1998

Abbey Award, British School at Rome

1989

Sotheby Award Whitechapel Open Exhibition

1977

Boise Scholarship, J Milner Kite Scholarship