Founded in 1983, Thaddaeus Ropac has galleries across Europe, in London, Paris and Salzburg, and an expanding team in Asia.
Specialising in contemporary art and representing over 60 artists, the gallery supports and showcases the careers of some of the most influential artists today with a wide-ranging programme of over 40 exhibitions curated at the five extensive and historic gallery spaces each year. Thaddaeus Ropac also represents a number of renowned artist estates and continues to build on their legacy, as well as providing curatorial expertise, acting as consultant to major museums and public institutions and advising private and corporate collections. Active in both the primary and secondary markets, the gallery also represents its artists at all major international art...
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  • Robert Rauschenberg: Night Shades and Phantoms, 13 April – 31 July 2021

    Robert Rauschenberg

    Night Shades and Phantoms, 2021

    Installation view at Thaddeus Ropac, London

     © Robert RauschenbergFoundation/Licensed byAdagp, Paris, 2020

    Robert Rauschenberg: Night Shades and Phantoms

    13 April – 31 July 2021
    Robert Rauschenberg's Night Shades and Phantoms are two series of metal paintings from 1991, composed of silk-screened photographic images and gestural strokes on aluminium supports. Made during his decade-long experimentations with metal, these paintings are characterised by their grayscale palette, which ranges from the Night Shades' painterly chiaroscuro to the Phantoms' mirrored surfaces and ethereal translucency. Rauschenberg creates dream-like imagery which appears and disappears as a result of light, shadows and reflections across the artworks' surfaces. The works respond to their surroundings, playing with the viewer's perception and bringing the world into the paintings, recalling Rauschenberg's famous maxim: 'Painting relates to both art and life. Neither can be made. (I try to act in the gap between the two.)'. Organised in collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the exhibition will also present a selection of photographs by the artist used as source images for the paintings on view. One of...
  • Tom Sachs: Ritual , 03 June - 31 July 2021

    Tom Sachs
    Figurative Tower, 2021
    Synthetic polymer and pyrography on plywood
    191,1 x 53,3 x 53,3 cm (75,25 x 21 x 21 in)

    © Tom Sachs

    Courtesy Thaddaeus Ropac, London • Paris • Salzburg

    Photo: Genevieve Hanson

    Tom Sachs: Ritual

    03 June - 31 July 2021
    Tom Sachs, Ritual will feature a selection of works never previously seen in the UK including two new sculptures conceived for the upcoming exhibition. Displayed on bespoke pedestals inspired by modernist shapes, each sculpture is characterised by the same bricolage aesthetic that has gained Sachs a unique position in the field of contemporary sculpture while demonstrating the comprehensive spectrum of his distinctive sculptural practice. Influenced by the subcultures of urban metropolies and the nature of their 24-hour living, the artist replicates commonplace industrial objects using everyday materials including plywood, cardboard, resin, tape and paint. The sculptures bear traces of their making, becoming vehicles for a reflection on the creation of value and human labour. The sculptures on view have a direct relationship with aspects of urban and consumer culture, while their formal qualities and the pedestals on which they are exhibited locate them within a more complex art historical narrative....