The Truth is Always Grey: A History of Modernist Art

The Truth Is Always Grey is a work of exceptional erudition, breadth, and clarity. The range and for


What Giacometti’s Obsession With the Color Gray Really Mean

When the Sculptor Turned to Painting, His Palette Expressed His Existential Yearnings.



Her deep-set eyes stare vacantly, across an expanse of grey concrete floor.


Artist Marte Bjørndal, with Researchers

Artist Marte Bjørndal, with Researchers Peter Robbins, Frances Guerin, Ragnhild Bjørnebekk.


Gerhard Richter: Drawings @ Hayward Gallery

Gerhard Richter, 22. Juli 2020, 2020 This small exhibition in the HENI Project Space at the Hayward...

James Coleman

I have been reading about James Coleman’s work for almost thirty years, but have seen very lit...

Sarah Moon @ Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

The Sarah Moon exhibition at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris received great revi...

Le modèle noir: de Géricault à Matisse

This exhibition was quite the talk of the town when it opened in March, and I am sorry it took me so...


Jacqueline Humphries

My monograph on the work of American abstract painter Jacqueline Humphries is now in publication.

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Pandemic Paris

I spent the year of confinements, curfews, and Coronamania writing a series of essays.

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Cinematic Portrait Painting: (Not) About Gerhard Richter

Cinematic Portrait Painting: By Gerhard Richter examines the use of the form and techniques of the cinema as an artistic vocabulary in Gerhard Richter’s portraits.

Picturing Post-Industrialism

Picturing Post-Industrialism is a collection of academic articles that I am co-editing with Magda Szcześniak (University of Warsaw).