Alan Uglow (1941-2011) was known for making paintings, objects, sound and visual installations, and prints. He was born in Luton, England and died in New York, USA where he lived and worked after moving there in 1969. In New York, he became a part of the post-minimalist east village painting scene. He studied at Leicester College of Art from 1958 to 1962 and continued his studies at London at Central School of Arts graduating in 1964.
Uglow painted with control and formal commitment, he remained rooted in the world around him, finding inspiration in his urban environment and interests. HIs elegantly quiet but intense paintings have a recognisable minimalist aesthetic, with powerful hues, intuitive compositions and precise execution. The pared-back geometry of the work communicates serenity and formal experimentation. Some of his works appear to be informed by both a modernist tradition in abstract painting and a provocative and nuanced association with the depiction of the linear marking on football and sports pitches. “I get to clarity through a juggling and balancing of disparate elements.”- Alan Uglow, 1989