Exhibition Announcement | Face Time
FACE | TIME
Dellasposa is delighted to announce our inaugural exhibition, Face | Time, opens 4 November 2016. The exhibition presents portraits of time past and time present; referencing the faded memories of the Old Masters while at once pushing the subject into the 21st century.
On show will be new works by some of the most ambitious and visionary portrait painters in contemporary art today, including Isabella Watling, Wanda Bernardino, Emma Hopkins, Sabatino Cersosimo, and Simon Davis.
Face | Time is taking place at 90 Piccadilly, London. Open from 4 November until 9 November. We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition and invite you to enjoy the sight of these paintings, on view for a limited time, in the heart of Mayfair, London.
In a world of selfies, it is time to again look at the self; our own selves and those of others. Ideas of the self and time is mediated in new and recent works by the artists - all of whom were specially selected for their ambitious and visionary conception of portrait painting. As the portrait serves to freeze time and extend the life of the represented individual, these portraits appear as records of specific moments in time and the evocation of something more lasting.
Following in the tradition and techniques of the Old Masters, Isabella Watling portrays her subjects in the most elegant and refined manner. Wanda Bernardino’s portraits appropriate individuals from historic paintings; in seeking the elusive connection with the past she uncovers the processes behind the original and transcribes marks across time. Italian artist, Sabatino Cersosimo, centres his art on man’s psychological and relational complexity. Simon Davis paints his subjects with a muted pallet and subtle, introspective fashion, while Emma Hopkins depicts the raw humanity of her subjects with the greatest intensity.
Among the issues explored in the exhibition are the artist’s sources of inspiration, the ways in which portraits engage with identity as they are perceived, represented, and understood and constructed, and how portraiture represents a particular occasion that transcends a single moment in time. Here, the power of portraiture rests largely in this tension between the temporal and the permanent in contemporary art. The exhibition promises to be a fascinating exploration of portrait painting now.
FACE | TIME
4 - 9 November 2016
Dellasposa Fine Art
London, W1J 7NE
Private View: Thursday 3rd November 2016
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