Abstract: Reality

Photorealism meets abstraction

13 Dec Dec 13

Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY

7.00 pm

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In collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, The Auction Collective and Presenza are proud to present Abstract: Reality, an exhibition and auction of artwork from 49 contemporary artists that brings together the two extremes of subject: the bold colours and disconnected lines of abstract art, and the fine details and precise representation of photorealist art.

Questions about the meaning and necessity of both abstraction and photo-realism have formed some of the central debates on Modern Art in the last 150 years. Abstract art was laughed out of the early 20th century Salons and Academies, and then later when Abstract Expressionism flourished, figuration took its turn to be shunned by the most accomplished artists of the 1940s and 1950s. Abstract: Reality looks at the various strands of this conversation in contemporary art and the concept of 'representation’, which acknowledges that abstract and figurative art are not as different as they might seem.

As usual, there is no buyer's commission and the exhibition and auction are open to everyone. 

Exhibition
6-13 December 2018, 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY

Auction 
13 December, 7.00 pm
Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3 4RY

For more information
Tom Best
tom.best@theauctioncollective.com

Ginevra Fiorentini
ginevra@presenza.co.uk

In Situ Images
To get a better sense of scale and feel, you can see photos of all 74 artworks in situ at the gallery here.

Abstract: Reality - Lot 1, Alex Allan, Pool image

1. Alex Allan

Pool

Estimate: £240-340

Drawing, 44 x 44 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 2, Cath Riley, Firm Hand image

2. Cath Riley

Firm Hand

Estimate: £1,800-2,800

Drawing, 17 x 27 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 3, Andrei Costache, Flamingo  image

3. Andrei Costache

Flamingo

Estimate: £500-700

Sculpture, 80 x 30 x 20 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 4, Reuben Beren James, Dog was a... image

4. Reuben Beren James

Dog was a...

Estimate: £1,600-2,600

Painting, 152 x 122 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 5, Regine Schumann, Color Satin Rainbow Duesseldorf (Blue)  image

5. Regine Schumann

Color Satin Rainbow Duesseldorf (Blue)

Estimate: £2,500-3,500

Sculpture, 68 x 7 x 14 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 6, Camille Walala, Dazzle image

6. Camille Walala

Dazzle

Estimate: £2,500-3,500

Painting, 110 x 160 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 7, Addo Trinci, Quello che rimane image

7. Addo Trinci

Quello che rimane

Estimate: £2,800-3,800

Photograph, 90 x 142 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 8, Antony ‘H’ Haylock, Nice Jugs image

8. Antony ‘H’ Haylock

Nice Jugs

Estimate: £2,000 - 3,000

Painting, 120 x 100 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 9, Katia Angeli, Search Engine (1) image

9. Katia Angeli

Search Engine (1)

Estimate: £1,400-2,000

Collage, 50 x 39 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 10, Kate Hawkins, Mary image

10. Kate Hawkins

Mary

Estimate: £3,000 - 4,000

Sculpture, 180 x 58 x 51 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 11, Alejandro Guijarro, Berkeley II image

11. Alejandro Guijarro

Berkeley II

Estimate: £7,000-10,000

Photograph, 112 x 236 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 12, Theresa Goessmann, Die Welt mit den 3 Streifen (The World with the 3 Stripes) image

12. Theresa Goessmann

Die Welt mit den 3 Streifen (The World with the 3 Stripes)

Estimate: £1,200-1,800

Print, 200 x 140 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 13, Ramsay Gibb, Capturing the Evening Light  image

13. Ramsay Gibb

Capturing the Evening Light

Estimate: £8,000-12,000

Painting, 120 x 180 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 14, Alex Allan, A Sheer Drop Off image

14. Alex Allan

A Sheer Drop Off

Estimate: £1,800-2,800

Painting , 124 x 124 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 15, Nicolas Deshayes, Sebums (C) image

15. Nicolas Deshayes

Sebums (C)

Estimate: £3,000-4,000

Sculpture, 110 x 71 x 8 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 16, Rachel Adams, Ottoman image

16. Rachel Adams

Ottoman

Estimate: £3,000-4,000

Sculpture, 145 x 90 x 90 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 17, Valter Casotto, Hand image

17. Valter Casotto

Hand

Estimate: £8,000-12,000

Sculpture, 44 x 50 x 25 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 18, Sooyoung Chung, 7.48 am  image

18. Sooyoung Chung

7.48 am

Estimate: £4,000-6,000

Painting, 150 x 120 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 19, Andrei Costache, Rainbow 1984 image

19. Andrei Costache

Rainbow 1984

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Sculpture, 282 x 61 x 200 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 20, Peter Evans, Full of 500s (Scratchcard painting #13) image

20. Peter Evans

Full of 500s (Scratchcard painting #13)

Estimate: £700-900

Painting, 63 x 52 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 21, Suzy Moxhay, Dormer image

21. Suzy Moxhay

Dormer

Estimate: £1,000-1,500

Photograph, 90 x 65 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 22, Kelvin Okafor, Eyes of Simon image

22. Kelvin Okafor

Eyes of Simon

Estimate: £10,000-15,000

Drawing, 21 x 29.7 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 23, Eric Manigaud, Portrait Clinique #2 image

23. Eric Manigaud

Portrait Clinique #2

Estimate: £4,000-6,000

Drawing, 170 x 132 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 24, Rayvenn D’Clark, I Don’t See in Colour image

24. Rayvenn D’Clark

I Don’t See in Colour

Estimate: £800-1,200

Sculpture, 20 x 25 x 32.5 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 25, Oliver Osborne, The Differences Between Light and Light and Light image

25. Oliver Osborne

The Differences Between Light and Light and Light

Estimate: £1,200-1,800

Painting, 180 x 120 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 26, Cynthia Westwood, Blue Star image

26. Cynthia Westwood

Blue Star

Estimate: £4,800-6,800

Painting, 110 x 70 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 27, Zanny Mellor, Afterimage 3 image

27. Zanny Mellor

Afterimage 3

Estimate: £1,400-2,000

Painting, 110 x 110 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 28, Adam Waymouth, Musa Acuminata Ballerina image

28. Adam Waymouth

Musa Acuminata Ballerina

Estimate: £2,500-£3,500

Photograph, 109.5 x 82 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 29, Suzy Moxhay, Clearing image

29. Suzy Moxhay

Clearing

Estimate: £1,000-£1,500

Photograph, 100 x 66 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 30, Sean Dack, Untitled image

30. Sean Dack

Untitled

Estimate: £800-£1,200

Sculpture, 43.8 x 25.4 x 36.2 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 31, Anna Skladmann, ‘Bearded Iris’ – Ghost In The Machine  image

31. Anna Skladmann

‘Bearded Iris’ – Ghost In The Machine

Estimate: £2,300-3,400

Photograph, 119 x 86 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 32, Addo Trinci, Il freddo del sacro image

32. Addo Trinci

Il freddo del sacro

Estimate: £2,800-3,800

Photograph, 40 x 60 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 33, Katia Angeli, As It Goes image

33. Katia Angeli

As It Goes

Estimate: £1,800-2,200

Collage, 97 x 65 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 34, Regine Schumann, Color Satin Rainbow Duesseldorf (Yellow) image

34. Regine Schumann

Color Satin Rainbow Duesseldorf (Yellow)

Estimate: £2,500-3,500

Sculpture, 68 x 7 x 14 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 35, Dominic Beattie, Untitled image

35. Dominic Beattie

Untitled

Estimate: £1,000-2,000

Collage, 46 x 32 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 36, Sean Dack, Futuresongs: 1993-2000 image

36. Sean Dack

Futuresongs: 1993-2000

Estimate: £2,000-3,000

Print, 61 x 47.5 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 37, Pedro Matos, Untitled (Barbara) image

37. Pedro Matos

Untitled (Barbara)

Estimate: £4,000-6,000

Painting, 180 x 100 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 38, Jeremias Altmann, Woodcut With The Axe image

38. Jeremias Altmann

Woodcut With The Axe

Estimate: £3,000-4,000

Print, Each: 90 x 76 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 39, Peter Evans, Millionaire (Scratchcard Painting #14) image

39. Peter Evans

Millionaire (Scratchcard Painting #14)

Estimate: £800-1,200

Painting, 63 x 52 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 40, Giovanni Vetere, Allium image

40. Giovanni Vetere

Allium

Estimate: £1,300-2,500

Sculpture, 350 x 20 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 41, Eric Manigaud, Portrait Clinique #10 image

41. Eric Manigaud

Portrait Clinique #10

Estimate: £4,000-6,000

Drawing, 179 x 134 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 42, Klaus Mosettig, Super Climat N 150 image

42. Klaus Mosettig

Super Climat N 150

Estimate: £4,000-6,000

Drawing, 163 x 165 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 43, Lisa Wilkens, Prevented Portrait: Myself image

43. Lisa Wilkens

Prevented Portrait: Myself

Estimate: £700-900

Print, 84 x 60 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 44, Kathrin Hanga, Mural image

44. Kathrin Hanga

Mural

Estimate: £2,000-3,000

Photograph, 120 x 80 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 45, Ramsay Gibb, Green Atlantic  image

45. Ramsay Gibb

Green Atlantic

Estimate: £7,500-10,000

Painting, 100 x 180 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 46, Miranda Pissarides, Blue Bunny image

46. Miranda Pissarides

Blue Bunny

Estimate: £3,000-4,000

Sculpture, 155 x 72 x 72 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 47, Alejandro Guijarro, Cambridge II image

47. Alejandro Guijarro

Cambridge II

Estimate: £6,000-8,000

Photograph, 117 x 200 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 48, Tereza Zelenkova, Crocodiles image

48. Tereza Zelenkova

Crocodiles

Estimate: £1,000-2,000

Photograph, 127 x 101.6 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 49, Katia Angeli, Search Engine (2) image

49. Katia Angeli

Search Engine (2)

Estimate: £1,400-2,000

Collage, 50 x 39 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 50, Aaron Wexler, It Takes Two image

50. Aaron Wexler

It Takes Two

Estimate: £3,000-5,000

Collage, 122 x 102 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 51, Jason Brinkerhoff, Untitled image

51. Jason Brinkerhoff

Untitled

Estimate: £150-250

Drawing, 24.5 x 17.2 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 52, Sara Barker, Everyone Is De Trop image

52. Sara Barker

Everyone Is De Trop

Estimate: £6,000-8,000

Sculpture, 220 x 120 x 18 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 53, Camille Walala, Horizon image

53. Camille Walala

Horizon

Estimate: £1,000-1,500

Painting, 91 x 60.5 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 54, Antony ‘H’ Haylock, Fuck it Bucket image

54. Antony ‘H’ Haylock

Fuck it Bucket

Estimate: £2,000-3,000

Painting, 120 x 100 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 55, Natasha Peel, The World's Local Nomad image

55. Natasha Peel

The World's Local Nomad

Estimate: £1,500-2,500

Sculpture, 150 x 130 x 130 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 56, Steven Lowery, Gnashins Still in Fashion image

56. Steven Lowery

Gnashins Still in Fashion

Estimate: £500-700

Drawing, 29 x 20.5 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 57, Struan Teague, Untitled (S) image

57. Struan Teague

Untitled (S)

Estimate: £5,800-6,500

Painting, 200 x 150 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 58, Jonny Briggs, Directions elsewhere image

58. Jonny Briggs

Directions elsewhere

Estimate: £3,500-5,500

Photograph, 22 x 112 x 4.3 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 59, Josep Barnadas, OAR003-B  image

59. Josep Barnadas

OAR003-B

Estimate: £1,500-2,500

Sculpture, 80 x 80 x 80 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 60, James Moore, Polygon Window image

60. James Moore

Polygon Window

Estimate: £600-800

Painting, 80 x 47 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 61, Anna Skladmann, Fritallaria Acmopetala - Ghost in the Machine image

61. Anna Skladmann

Fritallaria Acmopetala - Ghost in the Machine

Estimate: £2,300-3,400

Photograph, 119 x 86 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 62, Steven Lowery, Can Tongues Jump Through Hoops image

62. Steven Lowery

Can Tongues Jump Through Hoops

Estimate: £500-700

Drawing, 29 x 20.5 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 63, Sean Dack, Los Angeles Helicopter image

63. Sean Dack

Los Angeles Helicopter

Estimate: £800-1,200

Photograph, 77 x 112 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 64, Mariah Robertson, Gladiola Window RGB #3 image

64. Mariah Robertson

Gladiola Window RGB #3

Estimate: £2,000-3,000

Print, 50.8 x 61 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 65, Wendy Mayer, Fly Away Peter image

65. Wendy Mayer

Fly Away Peter

Estimate: £1,000-1,500

Sculpture, 33 x 75 x 97 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 66, Miranda Pissarides, Crimson Tart image

66. Miranda Pissarides

Crimson Tart

Estimate: £4,500-6,500

Sculpture, 74 x 51 x 51 cm.
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 67, Tom Gidley, Pacifist image

67. Tom Gidley

Pacifist

Estimate: £2,500-3,500

Collage, 45 x 35 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 68, Andrei Costache, Millenium Donuts image

68. Andrei Costache

Millenium Donuts

Estimate: £500-700

Sculpture, 78 x 18 x 18 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 69, Aaron Wexler, Purple Mountain Majesties image

69. Aaron Wexler

Purple Mountain Majesties

Estimate: £1,500-2,500

Collage, 96 x 76 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 70, Kathrin Hanga, Untitled (Solarisation) image

70. Kathrin Hanga

Untitled (Solarisation)

Estimate: £2,500-3,200

Photograph, Each: 40 x 30
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 71, Sean Dack, Futuresongs: 1980s image

71. Sean Dack

Futuresongs: 1980s

Estimate: £2,000-3000

Print, Each: 47.5 x 61 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 72, Addo Trinci, Uno e spiraglio image

72. Addo Trinci

Uno e spiraglio

Estimate: £3,800-4800

Photograph, 81 x 100 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 73, Jason Brinkerhoff, Untitled image

73. Jason Brinkerhoff

Untitled

Estimate: £150-250

Drawing, 26.4 x 18.1 cm
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Abstract: Reality - Lot 74, James Moore, Shed image

74. James Moore

Shed

Estimate: £600-800

Painting, 50 x 70 cm
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