Abstract: Reality

13 DECEMBER 2018 - 13 DECEMBER 2018

Photorealism meets abstraction

In collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery, The Auction Collective and Presenza presented Abstract: Reality, an exhibition and auction of artwork from 49 contemporary artists that brought 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 looked 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, to make buying art more affordable, there was no buyer's commission and the exhibition and auction were open to everyone. Just under 300 people joined us at the gallery with international bidders and buyers dialing on on the phones and leaving absentee bids. It was a tremendous success with much competitive bidding, we are so grateful for everyone that took part. 

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

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

For more information
Tom Best
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Ginevra Fiorentini
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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 art met photo-realism in this exhibition and auction of opposites in collaboration with Saatchi Gallery and Presenza. Paintings, drawings and prints with starting bids from £150.


1. Alex Allan
Drawing, 44 x 44 cm.
2. Cath Riley
Firm Hand
Work on paper, 27 x 17 cm.
3. Andrei Costache
Sculpture, 30 x 80 x 20 cm.
4. Reuben Beren James
Dog was a...
Painting, 122 x 152 cm.
5. Regine Schumann
Color Satin Rainbow Duesseldorf (Blue)
Sculpture, 14 x 69 x 7 cm.
6. Camille Walala
Painting, 160 x 110 cm.
7. Addo Trinci
Quello che rimane
Photograph, 142 x 90 cm.
8. Antony ‘H’ Haylock
Nice Jugs
Painting, 100 x 120 cm.
9. Katia Angeli
Search Engine (1)
Collage, 39 x 50 cm.
10. Kate Hawkins
Sculpture, 58 x 180 x 51 cm.
11. Alejandro Guijarro
Berkeley II
Print, 236 x 112 cm.
12. Theresa Goessmann
Die Welt mit den 3 Streifen (The World with the 3 Stripes)
Print, 140 x 200 cm.
13. Ramsay Gibb
Capturing the Evening Light
Painting, 180 x 120 cm.
14. Alex Allan
A Sheer Drop Off
Painting, 124 x 124 cm.
15. Nicolas Deshayes
Sebums (C)
Sculpture, 71 x 110 x 8 cm.
16. Rachel Adams
Sculpture, 90 x 145 x 90 cm.
17. Valter Casotto
Sculpture, 50 x 44 x 25 cm.
18. Sooyoung Chung
7.48 am
Painting, 120 x 150 cm.
19. Andrei Costache
Rainbow 1984
Sculpture, 61 x 282 x 200 cm.
20. Peter Evans
Full of 500s (Scratchcard painting #13)
Painting, 52 x 63 cm.
21. Suzy Moxhay
Work on paper, 65 x 90 cm.
22. Kelvin Okafor
Eyes of Simon
Drawing, 29.7 x 21 cm.
23. Eric Manigaud
Portrait Clinique #2
Drawing, 132 x 170 cm.
24. Rayvenn D’Clark
I Don’t See in Colour
Sculpture, 20 x 32.5 x 25 cm.
25. Oliver Osborne
The Differences Between Light and Light and Light
Painting, 120 x 180 cm.
26. Cynthia Westwood
Blue Star
Painting, 70 x 110 cm.
27. Zanny Mellor
Afterimage 3
Painting, 110 x 110 cm.
28. Adam Waymouth
Musa Acuminata Ballerina
Print, 82 x 109.5 cm.
29. Suzy Moxhay
Painting, 66 x 100 cm.
Sean Dack, Untitled, The Auction Collective.JPG
30. Sean Dack
Sculpture, 25.4 x 43.8 x 36.2 cm.
Anna Skladmann, Bearded Iris, The Auction Collective.jpg
31. Anna Skladmann
‘Bearded Iris’ – Ghost In The Machine
Photograph, 86 x 119 cm.
Addo Lodovico Trinci, Il freddo del sacro, The Auction Collective.jpg
32. Addo Trinci
Il freddo del sacro
Photograph, 60 x 40 cm.
Katia Angeli, As it goes, The Auction Collective.jpg
33. Katia Angeli
As It Goes
Work on Paper, 97 x 65 cm.
Regine Schumann, The color Satin Rainbow Duesseldorf, The Auction Collective.jpeg (1)
34. Regine Schumann
Color Satin Rainbow Duesseldorf (Yellow)
Sculpture, 7 x 68 x 14 cm.
Dominic Beatie, The Auction Collective.jpg
35. Dominic Beattie
Work on paper, 32 x 46 cm.
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36. Sean Dack
Futuresongs: 1993-2000
Print, 47.5 x 61 cm.
Pedro Matos, Untitled (Barbara), The Auction Collective.jpg
37. Pedro Matos
Untitled (Barbara)
Painting, 100 x 180 cm.
Jeremias Altman, Woodcut, The Auction Collective.png
38. Jeremias Altmann
Woodcut With The Axe
Work on paper, 76 x 90 cm.
Peter Evans, Millionaire, The Auction Collective.jpg
39. Peter Evans
Millionaire (Scratchcard Painting #14)
Painting, 52 x 63 cm.
Giovanni Vetere, Allium, The Auction Collective.jpg
40. Giovanni Vetere
Sculpture, 20 x 350 cm.
Eric Manigaud, Portrait Clinique #10, The Auction Collective.jpg
41. Eric Manigaud
Portrait Clinique #10
Work on paper, 134 x 179 cm.
Klaus Mosettig, Super Climat N 150, The Auction Collective.jpg
42. Klaus Mosettig
Super Cimat N 150
Work on paper, 165 x 163 cm.
Lisa Wilkins, Prevented Portrait, Myself, The Auction Collective.jpg
43. Lisa Wilkens
Prevented Portrait: Myself
Work on paper, 60 x 84 cm.
Kathrin Hanga, Mural, The Auction Collective.jpg (1)
44. Kathrin Hanga
Kathrin Hanga
Print, 80 x 120 cm.
Ramsay Gibb, Green Atlantic, The Auction Collective.jpg
45. Ramsay Gibb
Green Atlantic
Painting, 180 x 100 cm.
Blue Bunny, Miranda Pissarides, The Auction Collective (1).jpg
46. Miranda Pissarides
Blue Bunny
Sculpture, 72 x 155 x 72 cm.
Tom Gidley, Pacifist, The Auction Collective.jpg
47. Tom Gidley
Ceramic, 25 x 45 x 19 cm.
Alejandro Guijarro, Cambridge II, The Auction Collective.jpg
48. Alejandro Guijarro
Cambridge II
Print, 200 x 117 cm.
Tereza Zelenkova, Crocodiles The Auction Collective.jpg
49. Tereza Zelenkova
Print, 101.6 x 127 cm.
Katia Angeli, Search Engine 2, The Auction Collective.jpg
50. Katia Angeli
Search Engine (2)
Work on paper, 39 x 50 cm.
Aaron Wexler, It Takes Two, The Auction Collective.jpg
51. Aaron Wexler
It Takes Two
Collage, 102 x 122 cm.
Jason Brinkerhoff, Untitled (3) The Auction Collective.jpg
52. Jason Brinkerhoff
Jason Brinkerhoff
Work on paper, 17.2 x 24.5 cm.
Sara Barker, Everyone Is De Trop, The Auction Collective.jpg
53. Sara Barker
Everyone Is De Trop
Sculpture, 120 x 220 x 18 cm.
54. Camille Walala
Painting, 80 x 100 cm.
Antony H Hayward, Fuck-It-Bucket, The Auction Collective.jpg
55. Antony ‘H’ Haylock
Fuck it Bucket
Painting, 100 x 120 cm.
Natasha Peel, The World’s Local Nomad, The Auction Collective.jpg
56. Natasha Peel
The World's Local Nomad
Sculpture, 130 x 150 x 130 cm.
Steven Lowery, Gnashins Still in Fashion, The Auction Collective.jpg
57. Steven Lowery
Gnashins Still in Fashion
Work on paper, 20.5 x 29 cm.
Struan Teague, Untitled (s), The Auction Collective.jpg
58. Struan Teague
Untitled (S)
Collage, 150 x 200 cm.
Jonny Briggs, Directions Elsewhere, The Auction Collective.jpg
59. Jonny Briggs
Directions elsewhere
Work on paper, 122 x 22 x 4.3 cm.
Josep_Barnadas, OAR003-B, The Auction Collective.jpg
60. Josep Barnadas
Sculpture, 80 x 80 x 80 cm.
James Moore, Polygon Window, The Auction Collective.JPG
61. James Moore
Polygon Window
Painting, 80 x 47 cm.
Anna Skladmann, Fritallaria, The Auction Collective.jpg
62. Anna Skladmann
Fritallaria Acmopetala - Ghost in the Machine
Photograph, 86 x 119 cm.
Steven Lowry.jpg
63. Steven Lowery
Can Tongues Jump Through Hoops
Work on paper, 20.5 x 29 cm.
Sean Dack, Los Angeles Helicopter, The Auction Collective.jpg
64. Sean Dack
Los Angeles Helicopter
Print, 112 x 77 cm.
Mariah Robertson, Gladiola Window RGB #3, The Auction Collective.jpg
65. Mariah Robertson
Gladiola Window RGB #3
Print, 61 x 50.8 cm.
Wendy Mayer, Fly Away Peter, The Auction Collective.jpg
66. Wendy Mayer
Fly Away Peter
Sculpture, 75 x 33 x 97 cm.
Miranda Pissarides, Crimson Tart, The Auction Collective.jpg
67. Miranda Pissarides
Crimson Tart
Sculpture, 51 x 74 x 51 cm.
Andrei Costache, Millenium Donuts, The Auction Collective.jpg (1)
68. Andrei Costache
Millenium Donuts
Sculpture, 18 x 78 x 18 cm.
Aron Wexler, Purple Mountain Majesties, The Auction Collective .jp
69. Aaron Wexler
Purple Mountain Majesties
Painting, 76 x 96 cm.
Kathrin Hanga, The Auction Collective.jpg
70. Kathrin Hanga
Untitled (Solarisation)
Print, 30 x 40 cm.
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71. Sean Dack
Futuresongs: 1980s
Print, 61 x 47.5 cm.
Addo Lodovico Trinci, Uno e spiraglio, The Auction Collective.jpg
72. Addo Trinci
Uno e spiraglio
Photograph, 100 x 81 cm.
Jason Brinkerhoff, Untitled, The Auction Collective.jpg
73. Jason Brinkerhoff
Work on paper, 18.1 x 26.4 cm.
James Moore, Shed, The Auction Collective.JPG
74. James Moore
Painting, 70 x 50 cm.

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