With his next exhibition, from 3rd March to 1st April, Jonathan Clark stays with living artists but shifts to one of a more classically representational kind. Christopher Bramham (b.1952) is one of the most important figurative artists working today and has been cited by Lucian Freud as his only true heir.
A landscape and still life painter who likes to focus his eye on specific details, the physical structures of his compositions and handling of thick paint won the admiration of Freud in the early 1980s when the elder artist bought one of his works. “I learned from Lucian how to persist with a picture,” Bramham says, often taking months or years to finish a painting. The exhibition will feature Bramham’s most recent work, and carries a catalogue introduction by the art critic and Freud expert, Sabastian Smee.