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'Veeke' is as jagged a painting as its spiky name suggests. From a base colour of murky green grey emerge what appear like flat knives or spears, layered on top of one another, and streaking across the canvas from right to left like a dirty neon chevron. They seem to cast softer dove-grey shadows as they pass, creating intricate, impossible perspectives. Like many of Abts' paintings, 'Veeke' appears, at first, insolent and introspective, concerned only with itself.

British Council Collection

London


Date

2005

Medium

acrylic & oil on canvas

Measurements

H 48 x W 38 cm

Accession number

P7962

Acquisition method

purchased from Greengrassi, 2005

Work type

Painting


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British Council Collection

Visual Arts, Arts Group, 10 Spring Gardens, London, Greater London SW1A 2BN England

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