When you approach the Zabludowicz Collection, you could be forgiven if you suddenly thought you had been transported back to ancient Greece. But far from being a Corinthian temple, the building was once in fact a Methodist chapel. Since 2007, however, it has been an a project space for contemporary art, and exhibits several artists from around the world. Paintings From The Zabludowicz Collection is showcasing a selection of these artists from now until August. As well as being able to wander the gallery in your own time, there will be three 4pm tours on the 16th March, and the 6th & 20th April, to give you greater insight into the artist's work.
Albert Oehlen is a contemporary German painter, whose work features as part of the Junge Wilde movement. In this exhibition, the gallery will be exploring his contribution to the art scene over the last thirty years.
Born in 1981, the New York painter and ceramicist, Francesca DiMattio uses art to explore the concept of space. With her large-scale paintings and sculptures, DiMattio grafts different styles and techniques together to challenge our expectations of space with multi-layered images.
Based in Los-Angeles, Matthew Chambers is an abstract artist, who explores the act of painting through figuration. His work is bold, colourful, and also brave, particularly when considering his slash paintings, which he composed of ribbons cut from of his own pre-existing paintings. I think you have to be pretty brave to destroy your own hard work, even if it is to make something else with it.
Born in 1987, the Bulgarian artist, Lora Hristova focusses on the themes of gender inequality, and the representation of women. In her latest project, Hristova is looking more specifically on the topic of pornography, where she uses techniques such as cropping, inking, blurring, and erasing to abstract the sexual organs.