Concerning The Fragile

27 Jun 2020 – 8 Aug 2020

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

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Anima Mundi

St Ives, United Kingdom

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‘Concerning The Fragile’ is a solo exhibition of large scale figurative paintings, bronze sculpture and mixed media works on paper by British artist Andrew Litten


The exhibition reflects the fragility of life with a succinct and inescapable relevance to the recent world crisis, unguardedly exploring complex states of our contemporary condition through a multifaceted body of work. As Litten states “The work itself is intended to be unguarded, full of raw nerves and emotionally varied. I look to create art that speaks of the love, anger, loss, personal growth and the private confusions we all experience in our lives. Where our vulnerability is made apparent, there is then a potential to relate to others. I want this exhibition to nurture a life affirming sense of our shared humanity and encourage wider readings of compassion. Empathy is powerful.” 

Litten speaks of his hopes and objectives for the show: “Our shared need to connect, to engage with others, to share emotion and express protective feeling towards others who are vulnerable is such an essential and fundamental part of our basic nature. We want to feel moved, yet in a world that has become increasingly dominated by social media hits, disturbing pointless image overload and divisive identity posturing; the truly sensitive nuanced reflections can become rarer and sidelined. Through these works I seek to create stories of authenticity and to explore the part of us that wants to care - to compress a sense of endurance of human spirit.”

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