‘In the Flesh’ at the Paul Stolper Gallery

 

  

 
Interpretations from various artists on a common theme.  The Human Figure. 
Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallinson - Ecce Homo Tesco
Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallinson – Ecce Homo Tesco

Paul Stolper latest exhibition entitled ‘In the Flesh’, consists of a selection of paintings, sculpture and mixed media from various artists revolving around one particular subject. From June 30th to August 27th 2011, the crowds will be able to see four different views and/or perspectives on the human figure.          
At the Private View, which took place on the 29th of June 2011, and for a few hours, the gallery consisted of a mixed crowd, from artists to art aficionados. The works displayed were received with mixed feelings. Some of appreciation for the creativity behind the work, some of unexpected surprise at the cleverness of the interpretation, and some of confusion as to what the artist was trying to convey.       

Each artist was represented at the gallery with a select few pieces. Darren Coffield’s paintings were most interesting as his illustrations of inverted notorious faces such as Superman and Picasso, with precise yet minimalistic brushstrokes, depicted the double faceted aspect of the human figure. With a light pop touch, some sarcasm, irony and creativity, his representation was food for thought for many of the viewers.  

Darren Coffield - Superman - Episodical (Study)
Darren Coffield - Superman - Episodical (Study)

Shaun Doyle & Mally Mallison were present at the gallery by a bronze sculpture of particular detail. Their interpretation was meant as a parody of the modern consumer society we currently live in. Susie Hamilton chose to represent the human figure through an abstract series of representations of oversized naked women. Her inspiration was derived from actual photographs collected from certain adult magazines. Andrew Hollis used mixed media in order to create focus with luminous paint on chosen characters in urban environments. What strikes most in his interpretation is the precision and detail of the characters with respect to their blurred background.     

 

   
For more details on the works and on the gallery, please visit www.paulstolper.com      

Leila Nabih

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