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Urban contemporaries at The Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green – 5th to 10th March 2019

Over the last few years, I have followed with interest the work of Frank Creber and other East London artists who record their impressions of the ever changing East London cityscape and local people and their communities. Frank and fourteen other figurative painters are bringing some of their latest works for a new show at the Espacio Gallery, in Bethnal Green, East London.

The group of artists are known as the ‘Urban Contemporaries’ and have come together to investigate the urban experience through the medium of painting. Each artist have attempted to explore different aspects of the urban encounter through exploring scenes of everyday life.

Tennis Game, Frank Creber

The Exhibition features over 80 paintings providing glimpses into the very diverse visual experiences of fifteen painters, who chronicle the changing urban environment. Some use drawings and paintings as visual accounts to convey the disappearance of social and cultural landmarks, others interact with symbolic elements to transmit feeling, atmosphere and humanity, exploring the sense of intimacy and detachment, specific to cities.

East Ham Timescape, Ferha Farooqui

The artists taking part in the exhibition are Timothy Hyman RA, Sharon Beavan, Frank Creber, Ferha Farooqui, Grant Watson, Michael Johnson, Elizabeth McCarten, Melissa Scott-Miller, Michael Major, Annette Fernando, Susanne du Toit, Alex Pemberton, Charles Williams, Gehin Evans and Sarah Lowe.

If you would like a preview into the work of some of the artists, their work can be viewed on their website here

Location: The Espacio Gallery is located at 159 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2, near Brick Lane.

The Exhibition will take place from Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th March

Opening Times: Tues – Sat 1-7pm Sun 1-5pm.


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