Michael Armitage: The Chapel – at the South London Gallery until 23 Feb 2018

Michael Armitage, Exorcism, 2017, © Michael Armitage. Photo © White Cube (Ben Westoby). Courtesy of the artist and the Harry and Lana David Collection (detail)

Armitage – London-based, Kenyan-born – explores the multi faceted contemporary culture of East Africa and the collision, often disturbing and brutal, between religion, folklore and modern life.

Painted on Ugandan lubugo bark cloth to give a rough, raw feel to the works, the large-scale colourful paintings, “blend dream-like figuration with compositional references to Titian, Gauguin and other masters of Western art history” (South London Gallery).

Click here for Exhibition details: Michael Armitage: The Chapel

— ◊ —

KidsArt!™  teaches children art and art appreciation and publishes reviews and news of current and future London art exhibitions.  For who we are and what we do, click here

© KidsArt Limited, 2017