The Leontia Gallery presents Figure It Out an exhibition exploring contemporary figurative painting, from 10th of May until 31st.
In an era of digital culture where contemporary art has turned to digital media as the main means of expression and every artist is the master of their own publicity, the Figure It Out exhibition aims to explore the significance of painting today and the numerous possibilities of expression and dialogue thatpainting has to offer. Wide ranges of global contemporary artists have been invited to come together and discuss, through their artistic practice, the past, present and the future of painting. Intertwined within the exhibition is the concept of artist as celebrity, many artists have given a nod to their predecessors, from homages to old master John Singer Sargent, to the pop-art powerhouse that is Warhol.
Private View 10th May 6-9pm
IMAGE CREDIT: FRANS SMIT "AFTER SARGENT, MRS ABBOTT LAWRENCE ROTCH
Born in London, Eugene Ankomah is an internationally respected visual artist, mentor and personality who is both known for his innovative and multi-disciplinary style.
Having shown his work in many countries in Europe, Africa, and the US, his career has spanned over 25 years, the winner of numerous wards, including major public and private commissions.
Eugene Ankomah’s latest work – a selection of had drawn digital “Brain-Wave” paintings are playful yet with sinister undertones. Through a raw and naive style, the artist explores relevant contemporary themes around terrorism, fear and social manipulation.
Widely collected, notable collectors include, Dame Kelly Holmes, Dizzie Rascal and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
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