Lacerated Rhythms, which runs from May 16-July 1, comprises paintings the Polish-born Caziel produced from 1963-67, the last years he spent in France, when he lived with his wife and daughter in the south-west outskirts of Paris.
In creating these works he held that he was reaching for a higher order of reality and a new perspective – even the fourth dimension.
Caziel was committed to abstraction, considering it a result of his logical and emotional development rather than an aesthetic choice.
The painter moved to Somerset in 1969 and became a naturalised British citizen in the ‘70s. Whitford has represented his estate since 1994 and prices in this show range from £8000-12,000 for smaller compositions up to £60,000 for the larger paintings.
This exhibition coincides with Mayfair Art Weekend (June 29-July 1), in which the gallery has participated for five years.
As part of the MAW programme, the exhibition concludes with a talk by Clementina Stiegler, Caziel’s daughter, who will discuss memories of growing up in an ‘artistic’ family and give personal insights into the works included.