Alan Uglow 2006
*1941 in Luton (England)
Lives & works in New York City (USA)
Uglow’s rigorous abstractions, often cited as ‘minimalist’, are, in fact, deeply grounded in the world. Locations and situations - isolated and extracted from their original context, stripped to the bare bones and reduced to their constituent parts - find their way into the artist’s vibrant, sensuous, and subtle abstract compositions. In examining one of Uglow’s primary compositional elements, the monochrome bands surrounding a seemingly uninflected surface, the symbiosis between his formal concerns and one source of inspiration for his work - his lifelong fascination with the game of soccer itself, as well as the nature of its space - is revealed. Challenging and sharpening perceptual awareness, Uglow’s works are "... phenomenological and epistemological propositions. ...