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Andrew Lord, Paul Gaugin, and the Light of New Mexico (VIDEO)

02/19/2014 07:14 am ET | Updated Apr 21, 2014

On Carson Mesa is the title of British artist Andrew Lord's second solo exhibition at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zürich, Switzerland. Andrew Lord is part of a generation of artists that include Julian Schnabel, Tony Cragg, Francesco Clemente, Sandro Chia and others. At Eva Presenhuber, Andrew Lord presents three new works made from multiple ceramic sculptures: Snow Falling, At Sunset, and By Starlight. The artist made the artworks during the last months of 2013 in New Mexico. In these works, Andrew Lord uses the shapes of French Post-Impressionist artist Paul Gaugin as a vehicle to describe light, in this case the light conditions Lord observes on Carson Mesa, a vast wild plain in northern New Mexico. In this video, Andrew Lord talks about the works on display, his artistic influences, the role auf Gaugin in his work, how he discovered ceramics as artistic material, and future projects.

Andrew Lord was born in 1950 in Lancashire, UK. He studied at the Central School of Arts and Crafts in London. Lord lives and works in New York City. Currently he is resident of the Residence Cité International de Paris. Andrew Lord's solo exhibition On Carson Mesa at Galerie Eva Presenhuber runs until May 10, 2014.

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Andrew Lord: At Sunset, 2013 (Detail).

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