Korean Collective, until 5th October, Albemarle Gallery in association with shine artists London
Oil on canvas, lenticular images, wire on canvas, stainless steel bolts, wood, print on elastic strings and light boxes are the materials used by these Korean artists in this striking show. Confused? Don’t be – go along and see just how clever they are – you won’t be disappointed.
David Dawson, until 5th October, Marlborough Fine Art London
Although he has been a painter for nearly three decades this is Dawson’s first solo exhibition of his paintings. He is, of course, well-known for being Lucian Freud’s studio assistant up until Freud’s death in 2011 and as the photographer who regularly photographed him. These were the subject of two well-received exhibitions in 2004 (National Portrait Gallery) and 2012 (Pallant House Gallery).
The landscape paintings depict three distinctly various areas –the view from his studio window in North West London, New York’s skyscraper filled skyline from Central Park (very appealing works) and the Welsh landscapes of his childhood. Like life, a fascinating juxtaposition of time and place.
© Marlborough Fine Art 2013
Jan Coutts, until 30th September 2013, Belgravia Gallery
New Zealand born artist Jan Coutts moved to the Britain early in the 1990s and studied sculpture, drawing and print. It was also the time she first visited the Serengeti. It was the beginning of a love affair with African wild animals that remain the focus of her inspiration. In her studio she brings to her canvases elements of the three areas of her artistic study which results in these powerful, graceful, elusive images that engage with the viewer.
All images courtesy of the Galleries