Two paintings currently on show at The Threadneedle Space, Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.
Wunderkamma at Hoxton Art until 12th April.
I am always amazed at how different my paintings look outside of the studio. Seeing the works without the clutter of brushes, pigments, palettes etc is always an eye opening experience, and the curation of this show highlighted that experience. The affordability of open white space at an exhibition is a luxury that most studios cannot afford, and this show created a great sense of space even during the packed private view.
On the top floor an interesting dialogue is created between the figure in ‘Quiet Revolution’ and Matthew Tom’s works, but my highlight has to be the juxtaposition of Richard Stone’s ephemeral sculptures. I have rarely exhibited with sculptors; when it did happen there would be usual (heated) discussion of the painting needing floor space, and the sculpture needing wall space, where neither felt content with what we got! But the balance on both floors worked so well, the sculptures gave the paintings a new platform, they seemed bolder and brighter than I had experienced in the studio. All in all, the curation allowed me to see the works with fresh eyes, an inspiring experince that I can see fuelling a larger more focused body of work.
Photography by Original & The copy