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VISUAL ARTS PATRICK CAULFIELD HAYWARD GALLERY LONDON
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GEORGE STUART MCLAREN

80, retired, London

"It's a fantastic exhibition. I was particularly interested in why the lighting is so dull when they are such bright pictures. It is like showing pop art in a dim light. Perhaps it's to make us take more meditation over the paintings."

MADELINE CHURCHILL

18, student, Swansea

"It was good to see his work over time. I admire the use of colour blocks, the balance between reality and abstract. It struck me how the shapes are sculpted by monotonous black lines, and it's as if they are coming out from within the colour. You are tempted to go close to the paintings, but you also have to stand at a distance to get the whole illusion."

MATT JOHNSON

26, illustrator, London

"I really loved it, especially the Seventies' period; the patterns, the textures and the wallpaper-effect. One thing that struck me is the influence of Juan Gris, the Spanish cubist painter, which came and went. It is quite strong in the Seventies, particularly the way the paintings divide in to columns. It is a very graphic, powerful and unusual exhibition."

NATSUMI INOKUCHI

24, student, London

"I was surprised to see English art using such modern colours. It was interesting on so many levels; how it incorporates architecture, interiors, and is very scenic. And it seems rigid, but if you look closely there are very effective tweaks in the lines."

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