This book contains ‘primitives’ (works of untrained artists) with one exception - all are painters and draughtsmen. Works include freestanding, three-dimensional objects, posses certain characteristics in common, have strong decorative qualities with an exaggerated emphasis upon contours and coloration to the point of abstraction. The works possess an essential tie to the world of real experience, closing on to a sense of memory of reality rather than the real world itself. Primitive art is produced outside intellectual and technological mainstream of ‘fine art’ and is without its accompany pretensions, nuances and refinements.
Exhibition held 20 August–17 October 1982