Larry Poons

  • Portrait of Larry Poons
    © Larry Poons - Courtesy of the Artist and Almine Rech - Photo: Jason Mandella
  • , Centaur, 2020
    Acrylic on canvas
    139.7 x 247.7 cm
    55 x 97 1/2 in

Larry Poons has been at the forefront of Abstract American painting since the beginning of his career in the 1960s. Having moved to New York in 1959, Poons became known for his Op-Art paintings in 1962, with his monochrome spatial and chromatic experiments. In 1967, Poons abandoned these structural paintings and began a new epoch of ‘drip paintings’, in which lozenges of paint in varying colours are poured from above onto a vertical canvas, creating monumental and energetically charged and textured paintings, recalling the work of Willen de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. Larry Poons was born in 1937 in Tokyo, Japan and currently lives and works in New York City.



  • Larry Poons with Mathieu Copeland | Almine Rech London

    Saturday, July 3, from 3 pm to 4 pm


    Please join our unique tour led by curator and author Mathieu Copeland on Saturday, July 3, from 3 pm to 4 pm. Mathieu Copeland will take viewers around the exhibition, looking at Poons' world of painting as well as his relation to music, composition and language.

    Mathieu Copeland is an independent curator and author based in London. This year he curated Exhibition Cuttings at the Hermès Foundation in Tokyo (2021). His recent books include the anthology of Gustav Metzger’s writings (2019).

    Almine Rech London
    Broadbent House
    Grosvenor Hill
    London W1K 3JH