Dellasposa Fine Art, London, presents "In Pursuit of Things Past," an exhibition featuring works of still-life and portraiture by Darren Coffield and Isabella Watling. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2017.
"In Pursuit of Things Past" features a new series of paintings by Darren Coffield (b. 1969, London, UK) inspired by the 18th century French artist, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin. In true Proustian light, Coffield presents the everyday world as extraordinary through his observations and compositions. These still-life paintings resemble a jigsaw, aimed at subverting the viewer's expectations and relational perspectives.
A new exhibition of still-life paintings by the provocative contemporary artist, Darren Coffield, alongside portraits by the rising portrait painter, Isabella Watling.
In Pursuit of Things Past offers a Proustian meditation on time, memory, and the aesthetic impulse.
Unveiling a new series of paintings by Darren Coffield, the artist uses as his motif still-life paintings after the 18th century French artist, Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699-1779). Darren Coffield draws parallels with Proust’s rumination on time past and time present by examining how we see and perceive the world around us.
Alongside Coffield’s portraits are recent works by the young apprentice to Velásquez and Titian, Isabella Watling. Trained at the Charles H. Cecil studio in Florence – the oldest artist atelier in Europe, where da Vinci is known to visit – Watling practices the sight-size technique of painting. She continues to paint from life, following in the footsteps of the Old Masters, by considered observation of her subjects; a vision in unison with memory, which expresses the greater reality of light, colour, and form.
Dellasposa is delighted to announce our new exhibition, In Pursuit of Things Past, is now open. Featuring works of still-life and portraiture by provocative contemporary artist, Darren Coffield, alongside paintings by rising portrait painter, Isabella Watling.
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