Royal Academy Summer Exhibition - Charles Darwent

June 17 2007

"It also makes for a pretty good show, British Abstraction is back in vogue, and here it was, gloriously, in Room III: a trio of hot, ambiguous canvases by the 85-year-old Albert Irvin; a vast and magnificent encaustic piece, All Ends Up, by septuagenarian Basil Beattie; but also a fine sort-of-constructivist canvas by the young, Academy-trained painter Alex Calinescu".