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19 May 2017 – 30 May 2017

Event times

10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday.

Cost of entry

free admission

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D Contemporary

England, United Kingdom


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  • Closest Tube is Green Park or Piccadilly Circus
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A solo exhibition by artist Alexander James, his first exhibition in London in 4 years since relocating back from Russia & Siberia.


James is a unique artist who for three decades has tirelessly explored the painterly mechanics of water as a primary medium in a studio and location based practice.

“In this new body of work", he says, "I present a gothic homage to the stained glass window from the 21st century. The stained glass windows have had their religious totems removed and replaced with organic abstractions as the icon of these religious mantles. Nature and science alone command such idolism, all other icons are false.”

'All Icons are False, are images of flowers underwater, but they look more like abstract stained-glass windows. The result is an  acceptance of the contingent in sequence of semi-controlled accidents much as occurs in process based abstract painting like Richter’s, and with the characteristic attraction of being able to trace or at least speculate on what events have caused the particular outcome. James moves beyond the falsity of icons to propose the need for a spiritual renaissance with nature’   Words by Paul Carey-Kent (art critic).

Proudly Supporting - The Gynae Cancer Fund & Lady Garden Campaign enabling vital research at The Royal Marsden into improved diagnosis and treatment of the five gynaecological cancers (#silentnomore)

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Paul Carey-Kent

Mara Alves


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