John Bunker reviews the exhibition Daniel Sturgis: And then again at noshowspace, London, on view through March 8, 2014.
Bunker writes that Sturgis "has been developing an abstract painterly realm saturated by forms that evolve from a complex interweaving of drawing, painting and painting’s histories. They are all re-energised by the seductive colour and technological hard edges of commercial design… There is a frisson between strands of art historical DNA, namely abstraction (geometric/Op/Pop) with that of commercial design, packaging and graphics. It could so easily be a cyclical trend like so many others. But Sturgis shows a commitment to the craft and a real recognition of abstract painting’s contested relation to a rapidly changing world. This show pushes beyond the facile and the purely decorative into a painting experience that is decidedly phenomenological."