Hannah Barry Gallery – Sholto Blissett: Ship of Fools

Sholto Blissett, Ship of fools VIII , 2022, Oil and acrylic on canvas on board, 100h x 110w cm, © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Hannah Barry Gallery London

2 July – 13 August, 2022

Presenting a new body of work that pushes the physical and psychological stature of his visual language, this exhibition continues his exploration of the aesthetics of “Nature” and how our contemporary moment continues to challenge the ways in which we have historically chosen to understand our place in society and in the natural world. Composed of twelve paintings spread across each floor of the gallery, the exhibition draws from and evolves his previous work to create a rich vision of shifting imaginary landscapes, inhabited by a detailed and uncanny mosaic of architectural, marine and topographical forms. Together these images trace the manufactured and spectral relationship that society continues to have with nature and its place in the natural environment; and with deeper, more profound questions of home, identity and nation.

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