Between the present and memory

Painting, Christ Church, Spitalfields, Summer 1990 by Leon Kossoff

“In the dusty sunlight of this August day, when this part of London still looks and feels like the London of Blake’s Jerusalem. I find myself involved once again in making drawings and the idea of a painting begins to emerge. The urgency that drives me to work is not only to do with the pressures of the accumulation of memories and the unique quality of the subject on this particular day but also with the awareness that time is short, that soon the mass of this building will be lost forever, for it is by its monumental flight into unimpeded space that we remember this building.” ~ Leon Kossoff

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