Bartholomew Beal – Drive Out West, 12 – 29 September 2017 at The Fine Art Society
Presenting a new series of paintings inspired by the poetry of Seamus Heaney (1939-2013), Bartholomew Beal returns for the third time to The Fine Art Society with a vibrant and dynamic solo exhibition.
‘This series marks a new development on Beal’s previous series based on TS Eliot’s The Wasteland and Shakespeare’s King Lear. There is a greater sense of movement in these works: whereas earlier works highlighted moments of stillness and solitude, the present series features more bodies in motion, caught (sometimes violently) in the midst of action. However, Beal’s signature boldly-coloured backgrounds, complexly layered compositions, and naturalistic depictions of the face and body remain central to these new works.’
Bartholomew Beal graduated from Wimbledon College of Art in 2012. After featuring in the Clyde & Co Art Award 2012, he was awarded The Jonathan Vickers Award, a nine-month residency and solo show at the Derby Museum in 2013. He returned to London, and has since been included in numerous group shows and three solo exhibitions in The Fine Art Society, New Bond Street in 2014, 2016 and 2017. At just 24, Bartholomew Beal became the youngest artist in 138 years to stage a solo show at the Fine Art Society. He was awarded the Landmark PIc Fine Art Award 2012, and was a finalist for the Signature Art Prize 2015. Beal has been featured in numerous publications and at international art fairs. He also exhibited at Clyde & Co’s Art Awards Retrospective, an exhibition organised at Gallery@Oxo earlier this year, presenting new works from early-career artists who have been part of the Clyde & Co Art Award programme since its inauguration. You can read about the Art Retrospective here.
‘Drive out West at the Fine Art Society runs from 11 – 29 September 2017. Please find more information on the exhibition here.
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