Fast Dream

20 Mar 2015 – 18 Apr 2015

London, United Kingdom


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New paintings and installations by Rae Hicks


"Fast Dream is a title based upon a prognosis for working during the next few months. Many things can happen, but one thing I’m tired of is ‘thema’

I’m trying harder to listen to ideas that suggest themselves in an instant, and using only the succession in which they emerge as a means by which to include them in a grouping.

This shouldn’t mean thin works, or caveman action painting. It shouldn’t necessarily imply any speed or lack of in the making of the works, nothing necessarily frantic or with aspirations to the primitive. In fact it’s a way to try and access the texture, richness and wholeness of a first impression of admiration.

Finally, I wonder if there will be anything telling in the arrangement of these paintings, if I don’t pre-contrive a reason for things to be in a group. The arrangement of paintings might not have any profundity at all, but that itself may be a necessary thing to jettison. A step away from mystification."

CANAL is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Rae Hicks.

A graduate of Goldsmiths College, Rae Hicks was awarded one of the four second prizes in the John Moores Painting Prize 2014.

His paintings are held in numerous private collections and his work was recently featured in the exhibition Demimonde, in Amberwood House, London.


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