Scottish Gallery


Lucinda Mackay & Jonathan Gibbs

There is an immediate contrast upstairs in New Works by Jonathan Gibbs, a product of the Central School and the Slade. These cool and subtle compositions have their roots in the abstractions of British artists like Nicholson, or of the Bauhaus, like Klee.

That the vein is far from exhausted is shown in his set of winter drawings. There has been a progression from rectangular themes to recent suggestions of fish shapes. Elements of recession are evoked by grids or overlapping planes. The colour harmonies, from whichever end of the spectrum, are seductive.

by William Ferguson
Arts in Scotland, TES 15.3.85