Exhibition May 2019
LINCOLN SELIGMAN, was born in London in 1950. He read law at Oxford and worked in the city and Hong Kong as a shipping lawyer for six years before jumping ship in 1980 to become a full time painter and sculptor. He rapidly developed an international reputation in the field of large scale site specific murals, mobiles and abstract installation pieces for atrium spaces. These spectacular works in bronze, steel, glass and high tensile fabrics can be seen in many high profile landmark buildings, mainly in Europe, Hong Kong and China. His most recent commission is a series of giant hanging sculptures in Phoenix City, central Beijing, for the Chinese government.
When not creating large scale sculptures he devotes his time to figurative paintings, mainly emanating from his extensive travels around the world - particularly India, Sri Lanka, Africa and Asia. Standard Chartered Bank sponsored a one man exhibition of his paintings at the Royal Academy in 2007. His previous exhibition was at Gerald Bland, Madison Avenue, New York in 2013.
This year’s exhibition, ‘A Different Perspective’, will show not only Lincoln’s vibrant and evocative paintings on canvas but also a series of smaller works on paper, illustrating a diverse range of subjects and perspectives from his travels to India and Sri Lanka and the United States as well as depictions of home, here in England. We are delighted to be hosting our fourth one man show of Lincoln Seligman’s work.
‘This collection of paintings broadly reflects recent travels and experiences around the world. I’m lucky enough to work with a gallery who, unlike many other galleries, allow me a generous loose rein to cast my eye more widely than the usual constraints of an exhibition ‘theme’ allow. Hence you will find that I’ve explored images as far apart as the organic details of a turtle shell and Hindu temples at night, racing cheetahs in Rajasthan and summer evenings in the depths of England, the wholly imaginary and the hyper specific. And this time, as a new departure, we have two exhibitions in one -works on canvas and smaller works on paper, the latter mainly the result of painting while on the road. The Gallery’s encouragement of such an eclectic approach has been an uplifting tonic and has allowed me to paint on any single day, wherever I am, the one picture that asks to be painted. Each subject has had for me something special about it that invited further exploration. I hope that you enjoy the mix.