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Josh Smith Explores the Language of Abstraction in “Keyhole”

On view at Xavier Hufkens in Brussels.

Back in October, Josh Smith made a surprise appearance at Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2022 runway by creating bright and bold designs for the collection. The American artist returns to the canvas through a series of new paintings being exhibited at Xavier Hufkens in Brussels.

“Keyhole” continues a familiar thread for Smith in that it explores the language of abstraction, but on a much bigger scale. Displaying across two of the gallery’s locations, the exhibition comprises of large-format paintings and smaller paper-based studies that center around the joys of simply making and looking at art.

Smith has long been interested in the purely subjective nature of abstract art, where the work can be about everything and nothing. In this sense, the title of the exhibition and the corresponding art can be seen as keys that unlock a glimpse into the artist’s mind and way of thinking. “Keyhole” is in its final days and will conclude at Xavier Hufkens on April 16.

On the topic of exhibitions, there is a major Matisse show slated to exhibit in Philadelphia this October.

Xavier Hufkens
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44 rue Van Eyck | Van Eyckstraat
Brussels, Belgium

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107 rue St-Georges | St-Jorisstraat
Brussels, Belgium

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