Faces and Spaces - Contemporary Portraits and Interpretations of Spaces.

6 Apr 2016 – 17 Apr 2016

Event times

Opens Wed 6th April at Midday
Wed - Fri 12 - 5pm
Sunday 12 - 5pm
Private View Wednesday 6th April (by Invitation Only)

Cost of entry


Burgh House & Hampstead Museum

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 10 minute walk from Hampstead Underground Station

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Faces and Spaces highlights six London-based artists whose work, while being distinctly contemporary in style, reflects past traditions. From evocative portraits and Turnerian landscape, to magnified Hopperesque cityscape, this exhibition will provoke and intrigue.


Six London artists explore space and portrait using their own interpretations of traditional compositions and techniques.

Tim Wright has been a professional painter for 30 years and as well as lecturing at major art schools in London he has exhibited in numerous exhibitions and his work is purchased by private collectors. His recent involvement with the film Mr Turner resulted in several portraits of actor Timothy Spall and an entry into the B.P Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. Tim is interested in how the body relates to space, how it relates to that space and how we relate with it: body language and gesture are an all important part of his compositions.

Jess de Zilva studied Fine Art in Switzerland, London and Salisbury.  Her work is inspired by dreams and subconscious/unconscious realities. Jess creates uncanny narratives by exploiting human psyche and the emotions that inhabit the space between the world of reality and that which cannot be seen. For this exhibition Jess also explores a new style of portraiture culminating from her studies at the Sarum Studio.

Drawing inspiration from the county of his birth, Yorkshire born artist Rw Easterby creates contemporary landscapes that are neither abstract nor entirely representative. Using a range of techniques and materials, and focusing on elemental forces, Rw evokes mood and atmosphere in his paintings to recreate the sublime and the surreal of the natural landscape.  Rw comes to Burgh House after a successful London solo show in February.

Though an architect by profession, Robert Dearman has studied  painting at a number of different colleges in London, most recently he studied figurative painting under fellow exhibiting artist Tim Wright. However, for this exhibition Robert has produced three cityscapes depicting the spaces and scenes of North London that are close to his heart. These paintings capture a moment in the ever-changing landscape of the day: painted in portrait rather than landscape format they represent a snapshot of city life.

Chris Filtness originally trained as a hair stylist at the prestigious Molton Brown in London and after a career styling the hair of some high profile celebrities he has turned his artistic skills to painting. Having studied at West Dean College in Sussex, Chris progressed to The Slade and The Prince's Drawing School. He is a versatile artist who works with a range of mediums producing scenes from the Suffolk countryside to the London skyline.

Steve Wazowski is a realist photographer whose 'aim is to take pictures that provoke a reaction and provoke you to question what is going on'. Steve's photographs span from social realism and gritty portraits to constructed ludic scenes.


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Sue Ecclestone

Sue Ecclestone

Exhibiting artists

Chris Filtness

Robert Dearman

Robert Dearman

Bridget Orlando

Rw Easterby

Rw Easterby

Tim Wright

Tim Wright

Steve Wazowski

Steve Wazowski

Claire Tilroe

Jess de Zilva

Jess de Zilva

Taking part


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