A Tale of Two Cities solo exhibition at Matthews Yard, Croydon

Added on by Miguel Sopena.

Great news! An opportunity came up at short notice to exhibit at Matthews Yard, in Croydon (the area where I live in South London). I am happy to report that my proposal for a solo exhibition was accepted and the result is A Tale of Two Cities, which will run from 1 December 2017 to 31 January 2018 and will bring together drawings and paintings made in response to two locations: My home town of Valencia, in Eastern Spain, and Croydon. Matthews Yard is a multi-purpose cultural hub in central Croydon with a very active arts and events programme (and sadly now under threat of closure- Help out by signing the petition here) and the exhibition will be open within the venue's opening hours (12pm-10pm Tue-Thurs, 12pm-11pm Fri-Sat, 12pm-6pm Sun, closed Mon). I had had the pleasure of exhibiting some figurative work at Matthews Yard once before.

The pieces in A Tale of Two Cities belong to the strand of work I create in response to my surroundings (natural or manmade, cityscapes or landscapes or details of the urban environment). For these pieces, the style of execution tends to be loose and instinctual but often a lot of work is involved until I am happy with the end result. These pieces are not straight reproductions of what I see; Rather, they are more in the tradition of capricci or very playful fantasies based on the atmosphere, the look and the light of the original location.

 

  The Valencia series: The Old Town I, acrylic on canvas, 92x73cm

The Valencia series: The Old Town I, acrylic on canvas, 92x73cm

It's fantastic to be able to show this work in a coherent exhibition and I am hugely grateful to Matthews Yard for this opportunity. All pieces shown are for sale. Do get in touch if you would like any more info and I hope you will consider visiting.

 

  The Valencia series: The Old Town III, acrylic on canvas, 92x73cm

The Valencia series: The Old Town III, acrylic on canvas, 92x73cm

  The Valencia series: Towers that Reach up to the Sky, acrylic on canvas, 92x73cm

The Valencia series: Towers that Reach up to the Sky, acrylic on canvas, 92x73cm

  The Valencia series: Rooftops study V, oil on paper, 47x36cm

The Valencia series: Rooftops study V, oil on paper, 47x36cm

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