Damian Elwes exhibtion

At the Serena Morton gallery this month is a colourful and voyeuristic show of the interiors of artists studios, like this painting (pic above) of Keith Haring’s Studio (New York, 1988). The maker of all these paintings, Damian Elwes, started out painting the studios of his favourite painters in Paris as a way of learning from the artistic luminaries. This body of work has now grown into a vast collection of visually stunning screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-18-12-16paintings. I particularly like this one (pic right) Lucian Freud’s Studio, London 2002, as it must have been painted at his studio in Kensington Church Street, near Sally Clarkes. Elwes says: “I feel as though I am painting someone’s mind and soul. Picasso said that the way an artist places his things tells you as much about that artist as his paintings do.”

The exhibition starts on 11th November – 17th December and will be well worth a visit. Serena Morton, 343 Ladbroke Grove. Open Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 5pm and Saturday 11am – 4pm. serenamorton

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