The Dadiani Fine Art gallery is opening its doors to London’s artistic elite this summer as it welcomes Off Kilter: An Age of Oil to our shores. Running from July 18th to September 7th this incredible exhibition is a group show comprised of pieces spanning genres, themes and concepts; with abstract, conceptual, surreal and symbolist paintings adorning the walls of the Dadiani. This collection, featuring the work of 10 world renowned artists, might feature myriad works of various influences and styles, but the pieces all share one thing; each was painted in oil.
While to many it seems merely a stylistic choice, this exhibition seeks to show that oil painting is itself a medium and this diverse range is a celebration of the scope that that medium allows creators to explore. Whether it be the regal Pinkietessa from David Courts demonstrating, not only his skill as an artist, but the beautiful texture work that oil allows in the creation of this gorgeous piece, or the two playful pieces from Kelly-Anne Davitt demonstrating the electricity of colour in the medium, all the way to Robert Hawkins incredible and moving Upside Down Bride the exhibition truly caters to both fans of the medium and those with a more general interest.
The exhibition’s name, Off Kilter, perfectly captures the tone of both the pieces and medium itself. While the exhibition houses some beautiful, traditional pieces, the oil allows for expression through texture and composition that will be striking to those attendees that are used to watercolors and prints.
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