Marlborough Contemporary announces ‘Origins’, an exhibition of new works by Jason Brooks. The series consists of seven apparently abstract paintings that reveal the unexpectedly tactile experience of viewing paint. The works, each identical in size and orientation, differ in their individual spectrums of strong, sometimes garish, colours that swirl, overlap and accumulate in the creation of a new visceral style, a constellation of marks that attempts to escape the constraints of an art historical inheritance. Paint drips onto the exposed sides of the canvases, to make transparent the process of rendering faultless illusion, exhibiting what Michael Bracewell has called ‘the object residue of an addiction to process, in which process conflates desire, satiation, surface, tension, release and texture.’ This attempt to escape complicity with historical tradition betrays a complicated

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