John McLean, "Knowe", 2011, acrylic on canvas, © The artist, courtesy of The Cross Street Gallery, London

• The highly-rated abstract painter John McLean has a show opening at Cross Street Gallery, London, next Wednesday, 12 November, continuing until 27 December. More on this link:

• I have today posted on this website my 2001 essay on the artist, written to accompany his show that year at Flowers East, London. It was the first of my writings about painting to be published.



Image: John McLean, “Knowe”, 2011, acrylic on canvas, © The artist; courtesy Cross Street Gallery, London

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