Exhibition

Andrew Litten ''Connect''

9 Mar 2023 – 8 Apr 2023

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Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
12:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00

Free admission

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JD Malat Gallery

London
England, United Kingdom

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JD Malat Gallery is pleased to present “Connect”, the second solo exhibition by British artist Andrew Litten, on view in Mayfair from 9 March until 8 April 2023. This exhibition of new work further expands the expressive outreach of Litten’s paintings with innovative and enchanting subject matter.

About

Initially self-taught, Andrew Litten (b. 1970) was determined to break free of restrictive environments, endeavouring to release his creative mind from the chains of societal conventions. Choosing to follow his own path, the artist adopted the inclusive and compassionate approach, sharing the stories of vulnerability and authenticity. Using empathy and connectedness as fundamental roots of his creative expression, Litten perpetually portrays the human metamorphosis, encapsulating love, pain, anxieties, mortality and joy in his colourful and dramatic compositions. The infinite sincerity of Litten’s visual storytelling engages viewers with its genuine and at times poignant perspective, encouraging reflection on one’s own temporality and ability to circumvent the challenges faced throughout one’s lifetime. While figurative works will feature prominently throughout the exhibition, Litten’s new series will unveil his latest exploration of delicate still life compositions. Through expressive brushstrokes, Litten carves out the space for coalescing tranquillity with vibrancy and flamboyance. Depending on the context, flowers symbolise various notions, from reproduction, love, purity and decay, to hardship and transience. Litten’s paintings possess powerful symbolism that deeply resonate with viewers, emphatically cultivating the messages of togetherness, support and the impermanence of human existence. ‘Connect’ demonstrates the diverse flair of Litten’s artistic practice, showcasing the artist’s remarkable ability to capture his subjects’ vulnerability and embrace their weaknesses, offering a hope for rejuvenation. Following on from this solo exhibition, in May, JD Malat Gallery will offer the public an exclusive preview of a life size bronze sculpture which will be the part of the forthcoming Chelsea Flower Show. JD Malat Gallery is delighted to present Andrew Litten’s enchanting works, powerfully emotive and moving, in its London gallery space. Litten has been exhibiting globally, in the United States,
China, United Kingdom (including Tate Modern), Germany, Belgium and Italy. The exhibition catalogue of ‘Connect’ will be accompanied by an essay written by art historian Richard Davey, providing remarkable insights into Litten’s extensive body of work.

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