Room (1976) by Philip Guston

Room - Guston, Philip - 1976 - 2

Artwork Information

ArtistPhilip Guston
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions203.2 x 254 cm
Art MovementNeo-Expressionism
Current LocationNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
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About Room

Room – Philip Guston is an artwork created by renowned artist, Philip Guston, in 1970 in Neo-Expressionism style. The art piece consists of a series of six paintings from his groundbreaking exhibition at Marlborough Gallery. These paintings range from the years 1971 to 1976, and were created after Guston shifted from abstraction to figuration with a show at Marlborough Gallery in 1970. The series features six canvases made in 1969 and 1970 to represent Guston’s return to figuration which can be found at

Guston’s painting is truly a remarkable sight and serves as an example of the power of Neo-Expressionism. His works offer viewers new insights into human life, as he explores complex themes such as identity, politics, philosophy, and art itself. His powerful painting speaks not just to traditional art forms but to a wider audience, offering thoughtful analysis that spans affective and social terrain. By dissecting the multifaceted nature of human experience through his artwork, Room is an example of how Neo-Expressionism has impacted contemporary art today.

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