MIMA: Basil Beattie, When Now Becomes Then: Three Decades

The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

The Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) is currently holding an exhibition by one of the North-East’s most influential artists.

The work of local artist Basil Beattie is currently on show and gives a retrospective look at his career.

Th exhibition is called “Basil Beattie, When Now Becomes Then: Three Decades”, and has been described as “nonrepresentational, but has a distinct existential character.”

Beattie is an artist well known for his work in the art of oil and wax on canvas.

You can take a look at the exhibition for yourself below.

 

Basil Beattie is a painter and printmaker who studied at West Hartlepool College of Art (1950-55) having been born and raised in the area.

During his studies, he was influenced by artists from New York who are known for their Abstract Expressionism.

LOCAL TALENT: Basil was born and bred on Teesside

LOCAL TALENT: Basil was born and bred on Teesside

Basil’s exhibition is one of many that has been on display since MIMA opened almost 10 years ago. Here’s a reminder of a couple of MIMA’s exhibitions from down the years.

 

"UP THE BORO" - Exhibition inspired by football.

“UP THE BORO” – Exhibition inspired by football.

100 YEARS: In 2011 MIMA showcased images of the Transporter Bridge to honour its centenary.

100 YEARS: In 2011 MIMA showcased images of the Transporter Bridge to honour its centenary.

Having already being visited by hundreds of people, Beattie’s art work will continue to be on display at MIMA until Sunday  June 12

 

For more information about the exhibition visit here.

from Tside