Somerset-House

Form through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers and Gary Hume at Somerset House

Taking advantage of the sunshine this weekend, I headed to Somerset House to check out their new show which has translated the works colourists from the Bauhaus to Britart eras into beautiful limited-edition textiles and rugs. Form through Colour is a collaboration with rug and fabric company Christopher Farr, The Albers Foundation and contemporary artist Gary Hume. A lovely and very focused show, it was incredible to see the range of Josef Albers’ work across painting and printmaking as well as his body of writing on optics and colour theory and lifelong career as a teacher at the Bauhaus School, Black Mountain College and later Yale University. For me though, it is Anni Albers who steals the show and whose work I have admired for a very long time. Her iconic prints, many of which are inspired by travels through Latin America, have been realised into large scale rugs and bright, geometric fabrics that look as modern today as they did in the 1920s and 30s. Great to see a number of pieces from our friends at SCP in the show as well!

Form through Colour: Josef Albers, Anni Albers and Gary Hume, Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA. Until 31 August.