Total AbstractionJohn McLaughlin Paintings

A deep understanding of  the relationship
between the individual and nature


left: John McLaughlin, #15-1958, Daniel and Lauren Long, New York.
Courtesy James Corcoran Gallery, © Estate of John McLaughlin
right: John McLaughlin, Untitled, 1969, © Estate of John McLaughlin


John McLaughlin, one of the most important artists of the postwar period, is the protagonist of a major, critical retrospective at Lacma in Los Angeles, from November 13th, 2016 to April 16th, 2017. The artist has created across the years a focused body of geometric paintings that have no connection to everyday experience. Thanks to a unique technique of layering rectangular bars on adjacent planes of muted color, McLaughlin produced works that provoke introspection and a greater understanding of the relationship between the individual and nature. The exhibition, through the display of a huge selection of works, recounts this artist as one of the foremost innovators of total abstraction.