Waintscott, NY - A few years ago Julian Schnabel curated a painting exhibition at the Ludwig Museum in Koblenz, Germany called Unknown or The Magnificent Ten, a selection of painters of varied ages and from different places around the globe. I’ve had an affinity with this work and have been familiar with some of these artists. Some of whom I had the pleasure of exhibiting before. I am pleased to continue this exploration into painting, one that is personal, inventive, surprising and original. If one can say that about any paintings.

Through conversations with Julian, we are happy to present new work from 3 of the artists from that exhibition and one who could have been. Chuck Manion lives and works in Montauk. Nick Mead is an English painter who has been transplanted to New Haven, Connecticut. Lola Montes lives and works in Sicily. Felicidad Moreno lives and works in Borox, Spain, located between Toledo and Madrid.

“These painters demonstrate that inventiveness can occur anywhere with some paint, other materials, and the will to see something that no one has ever seen before with the belief that they might recognize it when they see it.” – Julian Schnabel

In Pursuit of Painting will be on view at Tripoli Gallery, 26 Ardsley Road, Wainscott, NY from June 16 to July 18, 2021. We invite you to the opening reception on Saturday, June 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.

For press inquiries or further information, please contact info@tripoligallery.com or call 631.377.3715

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King of Love (tomato series #3), 2020

Lola Montes King of Love (tomato series #3), 2020 oil on linen 78.5 x 94.5 x 2 inches (199.39 x 240.03 cm)

Separation Painting XI, 2020-2021

Nick Mead Separation Painting XI, 2020-2021 oil, gesso on canvas 120 x 72 inches (304.8 x 182.88 cm)

Separation Painting VII, 2020-2021

Nick Mead Separation Painting VII, 2020-2021 oil, gesso on canvas 108 x 60 inches (274.32 x 152.4 cm)

Untitled I , 2020

Chuck Manion Untitled I , 2020 oil on canvas 122 x 90 inches (309.88 x 228.6 cm)

Untitled II, 2020

Chuck Manion Untitled II, 2020 oil on canvas 83 x 65 in. (210.82 x 165.1 cm)

Untitled III, 2020

Chuck Manion Untitled III, 2020 oil on canvas 82 x 110 in. (208.28 x 279.4 cm)

Fluidos IV, 2020

Felicidad Moreno Fluidos IV, 2020 oil, aerosol on canvas 78.7 x 98.4 in. (199.898 x 249.936 cm)

The Lens of Abundance and Scarcity, 2020

Lola Montes The Lens of Abundance and Scarcity, 2020 pigment, enamel, glue, and oil paint on carved wood panel 68 x 68 x 3 inches (172.72 x 172.72 cm)

The Painter on his Way to Work (Separation) VI, 2020

Nick Mead The Painter on his Way to Work (Separation) VI, 2020 oil, gesso, monotype, magic marker, and spray paint on canvas 50 x 48 inches (127 x 121.93 cm)

Painter on the way to Work, 2019

Nick Meads Painter on the way to Work, 2019 oil, gesso, and marker on canvas 96 x 72 inches (243.8 x 182.9 cm)

The Painter on his Way to Work (Separation) II, 2020

Nick Mead The Painter on his Way to Work (Separation) II, 2020 oil, gesso, and market on canvas 108 x 60 inches (174.32 x 152.4 cm)

The Painter on his Way to Work (Separation) III, 2020

Nick Mead The Painter on his Way to Work (Separation) III, 2020 oil, gesso, monotype, magic marker, and spray paint on canvas 50 x 48 inches (127 x 121.93 cm)

Untitled IV, 2020

Chuck Manion Untitled IV, 2020 oil on canvas 65 x 49.5 in. (165.1 x 125.73 cm)

The Painter on his Way to Work, (Separation) IV, 2020

Nick Mead The Painter on his Way to Work, (Separation) IV, 2020 oil, gesso, monotype, magic marker, and spray paint on canvas 50 x 48 inches (127 x 121.93 cm)