You need to spend good couple of minutes in front of each picture, because the image doesn't come easily – at first it might seem like a mix of paints but once you look from afar and forget about the world around you, you will see people's shapes and faces. It feels magical and captivating and you'll want more and more. The press release notes "Using, a palette knife, [Ablade Glover] applies his oils in a thick impasto. Heavy layers of bright colours invoke the bustling crowds, the heat, thriving market stalls and dusty shanty towns of his acclaimed market paintings. (...) The roughly textured surfaces of his canvases recall an earth parched by the powerful African sun." The exhibition will be open until August 2nd and then the gallery will be closed for the whole month of August.
It's amazing how such a gem remains hidden on one of the side streets in the centre of London. It's worth exploring and I think I'll become a regular visitor.