Pertwee, Anderson and Gold are proud to present a series of provocative painted portraits by Darren Coffield.
Inverting the iconic, the displaced eyes stare from chins whilst mouths hover under brows; faces we are hard wired to instantly recognize, from Marilyn Monroe to Kate Middleton, Harry Styles to Hitler, which are at once familiar and farcical.
Through the exploration of celebrity, identity and perception, Coffield's works destabilize the viewer's instinctive faculties to create some of the most stimulating portraits of recent years. Living in a world whereby the face has become both celebrated and powerful as well as reductive and mutated, from security systems to photo-shopped advertising campaigns, Masters of Reality provokes the viewer to reconsider the role of facial features within the modern cultural landscape.
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