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I'm Ready for Love

© courtesy of the artist and Simon Lee Gallery, London. Photo credit: British Council Collection

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Toby Ziegler's painting in the exhibition was only recently titled 'I'm Ready for Love' (2002). The titles bear no relation to the subject matter of the paintings, but rather act as a signpost to the thought processes of the artist at the time. There seems to be a kind of conflict running through the artists work, between the technical and mechanical, and a more gestural and emotional impulse. The painting begins its life in a computer software programme. The extreme, central perspective, as mathematically precise as a Canaletto, is also the familiar terrain of computer games. In some works completed more recently, the meticulous painting in of geometric detail occasionally breaks down, and there are areas where the brushwork becomes almost gestural, as if maybe the artist lost patience with the process.

British Council Collection





acrylic on Scotch-Brite


H 175 x W 261 cm

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purchased from the artist, 2004

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British Council Collection

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