Exhibiting at The Hickman, Whitechapel
In January of this year I was commissioned by The Hickman in Whitechapel to exhibit several pieces from my Portrait of Heroes collection. I teamed up with Art Acumen, and one of the UK’s leading property management companies: Great Portland Estates (www.gpe.co.uk) to bring the exhibition to life. I created two original paintings for The Hickman, along with five limited edition prints. All of which have now been framed and are displayed in their shared working space.
I was particularly pleased to be featured as the first artist in The Hickman’s new art programme – an annual exhibition showcasing contemporary artists. The Hickman itself is a cool, contemporary shared working space, with an industrial feel, just over the road from Whitechapel Gallery. It was designed with new ways of working in mind. Focusing on collaboration, creativity and socialising.
It’s important to me to showcase my work in public spaces, where anyone has the opportunity to come in and enjoy the exhibition for free. Portrait of Heroes is a collection with huge stimulus to discuss wealth, self-image and art. Napoleon said ‘history is written by the winners’. He might also have said ‘and painted for the rich’. The result is a gross distortion of our past. I hope the exhibition opens up conversations about how real we allow ourselves to be. And, whether classical portrait artists of the past were the photoshop and filters of their time, just without the technology?
For more information on The Hickman In Whitechapel visit https://the-hickman.co.uk.
Or, if you want to check out the remaining prints in my Portrait of Heroes collection. Click here.