Patrick Davies is pleased to present a series of five paintings by Andrew Litten that explore the human psyche.
Andrew's work exposes the raw, visceral identity of the human subconscious. He strips bare the protective facade of the seemingly mundane and ordinary, exposing our deepest fears attached to love, angst, sadness, alienation and identity. Like voyeurs, we are happy to look in on the frailities of others but at the same time we are forced to confront the idea that, in essence, we are observing ourselves. This duality provokes both attachment and repulsion in equal measure.
'I want to create emotively led art that speaks of the love, personal growth, anger, loss and the private confusions we all experience in our lives. Perhaps subversive, tender, malevolent, compassionate – the need to see raw human existence drives it all forwards."
This exhibition examines a body of over seventy paintings created by Hock-Aun since 2011. The show explores not only his expressive and highly coloured acrylics, but also looks at how Chinese calligarphy - a leading influence - continues to play into his work. A 200 page fully illustrated catalogue is available and contains major essays by Julian Spalding (writer & former director, Glasgow Museums) and Professor Fan Di An (President, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing & former Director, National Art Museum of China, Beijing).
See here for further information about Hock-Aun or to order a catalague (£25 + p&p) please contact us.
Exhibiting for the first time in Asia, five of Kendra's sculptures are included in a museum show dedicated to exploring the relationship between materials and design in contemporary animal art. One of twenty five artists in the presentation, her trade-mark, galvanised wire pieces are all loaned from private collections and showcase work made over the last thirteen years. A red stag, warthog, mandrill and two baboons make up the group.
In 2010 Kendra was awarded a commission by Historic Royal Palaces to fabricate thirteen sculptures to celebrate the history of the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London.
Life-size lions, baboons, a polar bear and an elephant, all constructed with Kendra's trademark material, galvanised wire, help tell the story of the exotic animals that were kept at the Tower from the 1100s, providing entertainment and spectacle for visitors. Included in the commission is one of the most famous Tower 'inmates', a polar bear (a gift from the King of Norway to Henry III in 1251) whose collar and chain allowed it to fish for food in the Thames without escaping. In 1832 the remaining animals from the Menagerie were moved to Regents Park to help establish
The Society of Animal Artists 54th juried member exhibition features the work of over one hundred painters and sculptors. The show opens at The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorada before a smaller group of works travel to other Museums in the USA.
The Wildlife Experience, Parker, Colorado, August 23 - October 26, 2014.
Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, New Jersey, November 15, 2014 - January 4, 2015.
The Ella Carothers Dunnegan Gallery of Art, Bolivar, Missouri, February 1 - March 15, 2015.
The National Sporting Library and Museum, Middleburg, Virginia, April 17 - August 30, 2015.