Paintings by James Mortimer
24 October – 22 November
(Together with the Baron Gilvan - view The Baron's exhibition
We are pleased to present our
first solo show for the young English painter James Mortimer.
James’s fey boys inhabit
a world of uncomplicated decadence, a surreal Renaissance landscape
where man and beast exist together on increasingly equal terms.
Inhibitions go out the window; each is a slave to their own nature.
The ensuing relationships provide fertile ground for myriad little
dramas as the companions look to get along. Animals become mischievous,
even vicious at times. Their masters try to rise above it, retaining
an almost Imperial sense of composure, but in the process find
themselves somehow detached, lost even, gazing wistfully into the
opium haze of their peculiar adopted land.