Bringing National and International Art to Edinburgh

Trained as an architect, French artist Benoît Trimborn describes his work as ‘contemporary impressionism’.

Benoît Trimborn

Trained as an architect, French artist Benoît Trimborn describes his work as ‘contemporary impressionism’.

Spring has sprung (finally!) here in Edinburgh, and at Urbane we have had our latest re-hang. Colourful, vibrant artworks are on show for your viewing pleasure, and we also have our giant rabbit, Lapin, on display.

EASTER AT URBANE

Spring has sprung (finally!) here in Edinburgh, and at Urbane we have had our latest re-hang. Colourful, vibrant artworks are on show for your viewing pleasure, and we also have our giant rabbit, Lapin, on display.

Online art portal, Artsy is featuring Urbane this month as we are exhibiting for the first time at London Art Fair, taking place at the Business Design Centre, Islington

Urbane On Artsy

Online art portal, Artsy is featuring Urbane this month as we are exhibiting for the first time at London Art Fair, taking place at the Business Design Centre, Islington

This year at Edinburgh Art Fair, we will be showcasing the work of Spanish painter Daniel Sueiras Fanjul. To read more about Fanjul's work click here...

DANIEL SUEIRAS FANJUL @ EDINBURGH ART FAIR

This year at Edinburgh Art Fair, we will be showcasing the work of Spanish painter Daniel Sueiras Fanjul. To read more about Fanjul's work click here...

Making waves at Edinburgh Art Fair this year will be Pascale Taurua; click here for more information about our resident beauty queen...

PASCALE TAURUA @ EDINBURGH ART FAIR

Making waves at Edinburgh Art Fair this year will be Pascale Taurua; click here for more information about our resident beauty queen...

This year we will be taking esteemed Fine Art and commercial photographer Freddy Fabris to Edinburgh Art Fair. Read a little more about Freddy's work here...

FREDDY FABRIS @ EDINBURGH ART FAIR

This year we will be taking esteemed Fine Art and commercial photographer Freddy Fabris to Edinburgh Art Fair. Read a little more about Freddy's work here...

Born to a French mother and a West African father, artist Frank Schroeder’s paintings explore the vibrant and visceral aspects of life and culture; having suffered through the First Ivorian Civil War, Schroeder found solace studying philosophy, literature and art, retreating to an inner creative world he described as “dark and sometimes near death.”

SPOTLIGHT: FRANK SCHROEDER

Born to a French mother and a West African father, artist Frank Schroeder’s paintings explore the vibrant and visceral aspects of life and culture; having suffered through the First Ivorian Civil War, Schroeder found solace studying philosophy, literature and art, retreating to an inner creative world he described as “dark and sometimes near death.”

Hailing from Frankfurt, Germany, Corinna Wagner is an artist whose work is regularly exhibited in galleries across Europe.

SPOTLIGHT: CORINNA WAGNER

Hailing from Frankfurt, Germany, Corinna Wagner is an artist whose work is regularly exhibited in galleries across Europe.

Hailing from Bari, Italy, Jolando Spagno is a multi-award-winning artist whose work combines both optical illusion and art.

SPOTLIGHT: JOLANDA SPAGNO

Hailing from Bari, Italy, Jolando Spagno is a multi-award-winning artist whose work combines both optical illusion and art.

Having found international success with his commercial photography endeavours, more recently the famed Freddy Fabris has found acclaim for his first foray into Fine Art Photography with his inaugural 'Renaissance Series'.

SPOTLIGHT: FREDDY FABRIS

Having found international success with his commercial photography endeavours, more recently the famed Freddy Fabris has found acclaim for his first foray into Fine Art Photography with his inaugural 'Renaissance Series'.

After finishing his degree in Salisbury, English sculptor Matt Duke has spent the last twenty years working with bronze; creating the exquisite shapes and vivid patinas that can be seen in his work today.

SPOTLIGHT:MATT DUKE

After finishing his degree in Salisbury, English sculptor Matt Duke has spent the last twenty years working with bronze; creating the exquisite shapes and vivid patinas that can be seen in his work today.

Janne uses coloured strobes, flashlights, and other sources of light to create these beautiful and unique paintings of skeletons and ‘light creatures’. He also has over 17 years of experience as a painter in the more traditional mediums, and maintains a recognisable aesthetic that combines oils with metal leaf and permanent marker on the glass of old windows.

SPOTLIGHT: JANNE PARVIAINEN

Janne uses coloured strobes, flashlights, and other sources of light to create these beautiful and unique paintings of skeletons and ‘light creatures’. He also has over 17 years of experience as a painter in the more traditional mediums, and maintains a recognisable aesthetic that combines oils with metal leaf and permanent marker on the glass of old windows.

As part of our exhibition 'Absolute Contemporaries', we've teamed up with light art photographer and painter, Janne Parviainen to ask him 8 questions about his work. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Janne has also used his work for commercial purposes and has been featured in various magazines and art blogs such as National Geographic, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Wired, Juxtapoz, Spiegel Online, Metro Newspaper and Yahoo News. Here, he tells us more:

JANNE PARVIAINEN: ASKED AND ANSWERED

As part of our exhibition 'Absolute Contemporaries', we've teamed up with light art photographer and painter, Janne Parviainen to ask him 8 questions about his work. Hailing from Helsinki, Finland, Janne has also used his work for commercial purposes and has been featured in various magazines and art blogs such as National Geographic, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Wired, Juxtapoz, Spiegel Online, Metro Newspaper and Yahoo News. Here, he tells us more:

YOUN: ASKED AND ANSWERED

As part of our exhibition 'Absolute Contemporaries', we've teamed up with sculptor Youn Cho to ask 8 questions about her work. Hailing from South Korea and currently practising in Nice, Youn’s sculptures comprise of ideas engendered in her Asian roots  that are whimsical and ecclectic. At Urbane, we have a number of pieces in our collection, and here Youn tells us more about them.

YOUN: ASKED AND ANSWERED

YOUN: ASKED AND ANSWERED As part of our exhibition 'Absolute Contemporaries', we've teamed up with sculptor Youn Cho to ask 8 questions about her work. Hailing from South Korea and currently practising in Nice, Youn’s sculptures comprise of ideas engendered in her Asian roots that are whimsical and ecclectic. At Urbane, we have a number of pieces in our collection, and here Youn tells us more about them.

Portrait artist Daniel Sueiras Fanjul is somewhat different from the norm. Instead of turning out portraits depicting well-heeled aristocrats, he subverts the traditional in favour of the unconventional;

SPOTLIGHT ON Daniel Sueiras Fanjul

Portrait artist Daniel Sueiras Fanjul is somewhat different from the norm. Instead of turning out portraits depicting well-heeled aristocrats, he subverts the traditional in favour of the unconventional;

Hailing from Bari, Italy, Jolando Spagno is a multi-award-winning artist whose work combines both optical illusion and art.

SPOTLIGHT:JOLANDA SPAGNO

Hailing from Bari, Italy, Jolando Spagno is a multi-award-winning artist whose work combines both optical illusion and art.

The month we are thrilled to be hosting Keymi’s first ever solo exhibition in the UK.

SPOTLIGHT ON KEYMI

The month we are thrilled to be hosting Keymi’s first ever solo exhibition in the UK.

We are very proud to be exhibiting in the UK for the first time the exceptional landscapes of Benoît Trimborn.

Urbane Welcomes French Landscape Artist

We are very proud to be exhibiting in the UK for the first time the exceptional landscapes of Benoît Trimborn.

We are delighted to announce that the second international artists to join Urbane this week is exciting new French talent Pascale Taurua.

Pascale Taurua Joins Urbane

We are delighted to announce that the second international artists to join Urbane this week is exciting new French talent Pascale Taurua.

We are very pleased to be exhibiting in the UK for the first time the work of Korean-born sculptor Youn, who is known by her growing band of admirers as Little Miss Sunshine.

Youn Now Available At Urbane

We are very pleased to be exhibiting in the UK for the first time the work of Korean-born sculptor Youn, who is known by her growing band of admirers as Little Miss Sunshine.

Urbane is very proud to be one of only a handful of art galleries in the UK to have been selected to join Own Art Plus. Now you can spread the cost of contemporary art priced from £2,500 to £25,000, over 10 equal monthly instalments.

Own Art Plus Arrives At Urbane

Urbane is very proud to be one of only a handful of art galleries in the UK to have been selected to join Own Art Plus. Now you can spread the cost of contemporary art priced from £2,500 to £25,000, over 10 equal monthly instalments.

Urbane is delighted to announce that it is now a member of Own Art, which is an Arts Council England initiative operated in partnership with Creative Scotland.

Own Art With Urbane

Urbane is delighted to announce that it is now a member of Own Art, which is an Arts Council England initiative operated in partnership with Creative Scotland.

We may not have Freddy Fabris in person for the launch of the Renaissance Series exhibition, but we do have the next best thing an interview, where Fabris gives his insight into this award-winning collection of fine art photographs.

Freddy Fabris Renaissance Series Interview

We may not have Freddy Fabris in person for the launch of the Renaissance Series exhibition, but we do have the next best thing an interview, where Fabris gives his insight into this award-winning collection of fine art photographs.

Urbane is proud to be hosting the first European exhibition of a new suite of work by internationally renowned photographic artist, Freddy Fabris.

RENAISSANCE SERIES BY FREDDY FABRIS 09-30.04.16

Urbane is proud to be hosting the first European exhibition of a new suite of work by internationally renowned photographic artist, Freddy Fabris.

EUROPEAN PRESS LAUNCH OF THE RENAISSANCE SERIES BY FREDDY FABRIS IN EDINBURGH

MEDIA ALERT FOR 'ART-FICIONADOS'

EUROPEAN PRESS LAUNCH OF THE RENAISSANCE SERIES BY FREDDY FABRIS IN EDINBURGH

In continuing our efforts to present a varied portfolio of international contemporary art, we are thrilled to be showing for the first time in the UK the artworks of Daniel Sueiras Fanjul.

Urbane Welcomes Spanish Contemporary Artist Daniel Sueiras Fanjul

In continuing our efforts to present a varied portfolio of international contemporary art, we are thrilled to be showing for the first time in the UK the artworks of Daniel Sueiras Fanjul.

For the next few week the gallery will only be open on Saturdays.

Opening Times For Remainder Of February And Early March 2016

For the next few week the gallery will only be open on Saturdays.

We are thrilled to be receiving more of the exceptional work by Jolanda Spagno next month.

More Drawings By Italian Venice Biennale Artist Arriving Soon

We are thrilled to be receiving more of the exceptional work by Jolanda Spagno next month.

Lomography magazine names Jannie Parviainen a light magician.

Jannie Parviainen Featured In Lomography

Lomography magazine names Jannie Parviainen a light magician.

Niki Hare is now collaborating with Minneapolis-based Area Environments to produce a limited selection of edgy wall coverings. We are confident that this will only further raise the profile of this talented young artist and ultimately demand for her work.

Congratulations Niki Hare

Niki Hare is now collaborating with Minneapolis-based Area Environments to produce a limited selection of edgy wall coverings. We are confident that this will only further raise the profile of this talented young artist and ultimately demand for her work.

We had Ben on his knees in the gallery after he found out his favourite rabbit has found a new home!

A Farewell Photograph

We had Ben on his knees in the gallery after he found out his favourite rabbit has found a new home!

We are true romantics at Urbane, so we were only too happy to help Craig Burrows in his plan to propose to his girlfriend of four years Melanie Keenen.

Love Is All Around Us

We are true romantics at Urbane, so we were only too happy to help Craig Burrows in his plan to propose to his girlfriend of four years Melanie Keenen.

The gallery will close 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will re-open 11am on Saturday 16th January. Should you have any enquiries in the meantime please contact ariadna@urbaneart.co.uk or call 07578 050855.

Christmas Holidays

The gallery will close 5pm on Tuesday 22nd December and will re-open 11am on Saturday 16th January. Should you have any enquiries in the meantime please contact ariadna@urbaneart.co.uk or call 07578 050855.

We are delighted to announce that we have the latest sculptures in the gallery by Matt Duke.

New Sculptures By Matt Duke

We are delighted to announce that we have the latest sculptures in the gallery by Matt Duke.

Watch this space as Urbane Art Gallery is to present for the first time the award-winning Renaissance Series by Freddy Fabris.

Freddy And The Mechanics

Watch this space as Urbane Art Gallery is to present for the first time the award-winning Renaissance Series by Freddy Fabris.

Collectors of German artist Corinna Wagner will be pleased to know that this gallery favourite will also be making an appearance at the fair.

Two Days Until EAF 2015

Collectors of German artist Corinna Wagner will be pleased to know that this gallery favourite will also be making an appearance at the fair.

We are delighted to be presenting the critically acclaimed Nice-based sculptor Véronique Guerrieri at EAF 2015.

Three Days To EAF 2015

We are delighted to be presenting the critically acclaimed Nice-based sculptor Véronique Guerrieri at EAF 2015.

We are delighted to be presenting the latest original artworks by French graffiti artist Keymi.

Four Days And Counting To EAF 2015

We are delighted to be presenting the latest original artworks by French graffiti artist Keymi.

With only seven days to the 2015 Edinburgh Art Fair, the countdown has begun and we are getting very excited at Urbane.

Sevens Days To EAF 2015

With only seven days to the 2015 Edinburgh Art Fair, the countdown has begun and we are getting very excited at Urbane.

Louise Giblin MRBS Triumphs At 2015 Florence Biennale.

Going For Gold

Louise Giblin MRBS Triumphs At 2015 Florence Biennale.

To celebrate Halloween we have chose the aptly named Saturday Night Fever, a light art painting by the world renowned light art photographer Janne Parvianen from Finland.

Happy All Hallows' Eve

To celebrate Halloween we have chose the aptly named Saturday Night Fever, a light art painting by the world renowned light art photographer Janne Parvianen from Finland.

Rosie Playfair's first solo show was reviewed in today's Spectrum. Well done Rosie. Your work looks great in the gallery and is proving popular with our clients.

Rave Review For Rosie Playfair

Rosie Playfair's first solo show was reviewed in today's Spectrum. Well done Rosie. Your work looks great in the gallery and is proving popular with our clients.

Véronique Guerrieri is the latest international artist to exhibit at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.

New French Sculptor For Urbane

Véronique Guerrieri is the latest international artist to exhibit at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.

Valeria Becker is the latest international artist to exhibit at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.

Urbane Welcomes New German Artist

Valeria Becker is the latest international artist to exhibit at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.

We are back from Aberdeen after a busy weekend at the art fair.

Urbane Art Gallery At The Aberdeen Art Fair

We are back from Aberdeen after a busy weekend at the art fair.

The exhibit has an international focus, the works and artists on display being united mainly by the quality of their pieces. Highlights included .......

Art Attack Reviewed By BroadwayBaby

The exhibit has an international focus, the works and artists on display being united mainly by the quality of their pieces. Highlights included .......

LOUISE Giblin is making bronze plaques of war heroes' hands in Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh, but she needs some help from those who served between 1945 and 1967.

Daily Record Helps With Search For Scottish War Heroes

LOUISE Giblin is making bronze plaques of war heroes' hands in Urbane Art Gallery, Edinburgh, but she needs some help from those who served between 1945 and 1967.

Urbane Art Gallery and celebrity sculptor Louise Giblin appeal for war heroes to immortalise their hand in bronze.

Lend Us A Hand

Urbane Art Gallery and celebrity sculptor Louise Giblin appeal for war heroes to immortalise their hand in bronze.

'Amanda', a playful piece by French graffiti artist Keymi, is one of our featured artworks in our Festival Exhibition.

Amanda Is Coming Together

'Amanda', a playful piece by French graffiti artist Keymi, is one of our featured artworks in our Festival Exhibition.

Dornbrook is the model featured on the 'Nude Study 21A' and 'Nude Study 21B' photographs by Chris Close currently being exhibited at the gallery as part of the Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival.

Model Ingrida Dornbrook Visits The Gallery

Dornbrook is the model featured on the 'Nude Study 21A' and 'Nude Study 21B' photographs by Chris Close currently being exhibited at the gallery as part of the Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival.

Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival reviewed alongside Bailey's Stardust by Duncan MacMillan in the Scotsman.

Art Review: Baileys Stardust - Retina

Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival reviewed alongside Bailey's Stardust by Duncan MacMillan in the Scotsman.

Paul Bock photographs Lee Howell and Chris Close at Urbane Art Gallery during the Retina Opening.

Photographers By A Photographer

Paul Bock photographs Lee Howell and Chris Close at Urbane Art Gallery during the Retina Opening.

Spanish artist Ivan Bernal Palli has been doing traditional wet darkroom photography for over 10 years.

We Are Delighted To Welcome A New Photographer To The Gallery

Spanish artist Ivan Bernal Palli has been doing traditional wet darkroom photography for over 10 years.

Thank you to everyone who attended the preview of the Retina, making the night a huge success.

Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival Opening

Thank you to everyone who attended the preview of the Retina, making the night a huge success.

Denise Zygadlo is the latest multi award-winning artist to exhibit at Urbane Art Gallery. As professional member and prize-winner of the Scottish Society of Artists, Denise regularly exhibits at the RSA.

Another Award-Winning Artist Joins Urbane

Denise Zygadlo is the latest multi award-winning artist to exhibit at Urbane Art Gallery. As professional member and prize-winner of the Scottish Society of Artists, Denise regularly exhibits at the RSA.

"Art shouldn't just be for those who can afford to have it, it should be for everybody" Urbane Art Gallery Director, Tracey Robertson.

Scottish Woman: In My Shoes

"Art shouldn't just be for those who can afford to have it, it should be for everybody" Urbane Art Gallery Director, Tracey Robertson.

A warm congratulations to Tracey and Archie Roxburgh, the Directors of Urbane Art Gallery on their wedding.

The Directors Of Urbane Art Gallery Get Married

A warm congratulations to Tracey and Archie Roxburgh, the Directors of Urbane Art Gallery on their wedding.

Richard Strachan shares with us the insightful journey of one of his most meaningful pieces, currently hanging at the gallery.

The 10 Years Story Of 'Timeless Purple'

Richard Strachan shares with us the insightful journey of one of his most meaningful pieces, currently hanging at the gallery.

Urbane Art Gallery was described as "one of the most cutting edge spaces in the city" in a review by Lizzie Davey.

Wanderarti: 6 Unique Contemporary Art Galleries In Edinburgh

Urbane Art Gallery was described as "one of the most cutting edge spaces in the city" in a review by Lizzie Davey.

'Creating Space III' and 'Creating Space IV' are two astonishing emulsion and enamel on panel pieces that just arrived to the gallery.

New Pieces By Emerging Artist Eloise Robinson

'Creating Space III' and 'Creating Space IV' are two astonishing emulsion and enamel on panel pieces that just arrived to the gallery.

Urbane Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition in partnership with Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival was featured in i-on magazine.

Urbane's Upcoming Exhibition Featured In i-on Magazine

Urbane Art Gallery's upcoming exhibition in partnership with Retina: Scottish International Photography Festival was featured in i-on magazine.

Thank you to everyone who attended Clare Andrews' exhibition opening. The event was a great success!

Clare Andrews Exhibition Opening

Thank you to everyone who attended Clare Andrews' exhibition opening. The event was a great success!

We are delighted to be showing a selection of work from Eloise Robinson's degree show. This bright young talent graduates this summer with a MA in Fine Art with History of Art from The University of Edinburgh.

Urbane Supports Art Graduate Eloise Robinson

We are delighted to be showing a selection of work from Eloise Robinson's degree show. This bright young talent graduates this summer with a MA in Fine Art with History of Art from The University of Edinburgh.

Top international artist Bea Last is now exhibiting at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.

New Works By Bea Last

Top international artist Bea Last is now exhibiting at Edinburgh's Urbane Art Gallery.

Edinburgh College of Art and Leith School of Art lecturer Kenneth Le Riche is the latest artist to join Urbane Art Gallery.

Kenneth Le Riche Now Exhibiting At Urbane

Edinburgh College of Art and Leith School of Art lecturer Kenneth Le Riche is the latest artist to join Urbane Art Gallery.

Next month Urbane Art will be showcasing the work of Clare Andrews.

Solo Show For Clare Andrews

Next month Urbane Art will be showcasing the work of Clare Andrews.

The leading Swiss abstract artist will be making his UK debut at the gallery next month.

Urbane Welcomes Rudolf Fankhauser

The leading Swiss abstract artist will be making his UK debut at the gallery next month.

We are very excited and proud to be showing in Edinburgh a selection of work by the hugely talented and popular artist Jolanda Spagno.

Multi Award-Winning Italian Artist Joins Urbane

We are very excited and proud to be showing in Edinburgh a selection of work by the hugely talented and popular artist Jolanda Spagno.

We are thrilled to be showing the artworks of the popular Edinburgh-based artist Paul Charlton.

Paul Charlton To Exhibit In Our XmArt Show

We are thrilled to be showing the artworks of the popular Edinburgh-based artist Paul Charlton.

We are very proud to be bringing to Edinburgh a collection of work by Marta Czok, an artist highly regarded internationally.

Marta Czok Joins Gallery

We are very proud to be bringing to Edinburgh a collection of work by Marta Czok, an artist highly regarded internationally.

Tehos, the 2011 Aiap Unesco Prize Winner is the latest international artist to exhibit at Urbane Art.

Award-Winning French Artist

Tehos, the 2011 Aiap Unesco Prize Winner is the latest international artist to exhibit at Urbane Art.

Next month we will be featuring the edgy Paris-based artist Mathieu Bernard Martin.

Traditional Art With A Contemporary Twist

Next month we will be featuring the edgy Paris-based artist Mathieu Bernard Martin.

We're celebrating Glasgow 2014 early with the first ever showing in a Scottish gallery of bronze plaques by Louise Giblin MRBS this weekend.

Sportastic Line-Up of Bronzes

We're celebrating Glasgow 2014 early with the first ever showing in a Scottish gallery of bronze plaques by Louise Giblin MRBS this weekend.

One of the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh cultural calendar will be Urbane Art Gallery's Festival Exhibition taking place from 23rd July - 21st September, displaying the work of Louise Giblin MRBS and Rosie Playfair.

Summer at Urbane Art Gallery

One of the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh cultural calendar will be Urbane Art Gallery's Festival Exhibition taking place from 23rd July - 21st September, displaying the work of Louise Giblin MRBS and Rosie Playfair.

Hossam Dirar will be showing in the UK for the first time at Urbane Art Gallery from 7th June to 19th July.

First UK Exhibition for Egyptian Artist

Hossam Dirar will be showing in the UK for the first time at Urbane Art Gallery from 7th June to 19th July.

Urbane Art Gallery is pleased to add Michael Dawson to their growing list of national and international artists

Welcome Michael Dawson

Urbane Art Gallery is pleased to add Michael Dawson to their growing list of national and international artists

Auld Reekie Print by Stephen O'Neil Has Been Won

Congratulations to Gary Motherwell you have won Stephen O'Neil's fantastic mounted print of Auld Reekie

Urbane Art Gallery is the only gallery to have Stephen O'Neil's latest print of Calton Hill

New and Exclusive Print by Stephen O'Neil

Urbane Art Gallery is the only gallery to have Stephen O'Neil's latest print of Calton Hill

There are two sides to Corinna Wagner’s creative output, one is abstract and the other is figurative. She says, “These two different styles push my personal and artistic boundaries”.

Corinna Wagner

There are two sides to Corinna Wagner’s creative output, one is abstract and the other is figurative. She says, “These two different styles push my personal and artistic boundaries”.

Glenn's art raises awareness about growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1990's, his paintings are informed by this period in history.

Glenn Kennedy

Glenn's art raises awareness about growing up in Northern Ireland in the 1990's, his paintings are informed by this period in history.

Urbane Art Gallery is excited to be showcasing Colin Brown's latest artworks.

Colin Brown

Urbane Art Gallery is excited to be showcasing Colin Brown's latest artworks.

Urbane Art Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting the latest work of the popular and successful Scottish artist Rosie Playfair.

Rosie Playfair

Urbane Art Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting the latest work of the popular and successful Scottish artist Rosie Playfair.

So Fu’s exciting urban art is a continuing dialogue with neo-expressionists and in particular Basquiat.

So Fu Exhibition

So Fu’s exciting urban art is a continuing dialogue with neo-expressionists and in particular Basquiat.