4 May 2017 – 27 May 2017

Event times

PV: 6-9pm 4th May

4th-27th May
Mon - Fri: 11.30am - 6.30pm
Sat: 12 - 4pm
Sun: Closed

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Curious Duke Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Nearest tubes and trains Old Street, Barbican and Moorgate

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London’s Curious Duke Gallery is proud to announce the must-see new show of Mr Four Fingers 'Fragments: splintered dreams and broken memories’, launching 4th May and closing on the 27th May.


Doug Henderson, the South African-born artist behind Mr Four Fingers, draws inspiration from what lies beneath: the unseen and only ever imagined. Driven by an obsession of skulls, ink, bones and gold, Mr Four Fingers explores the dark spaces between what's real and what's not.

Fragments is an exploration into murky dreams and the partial memories we have of them upon waking. Mr Four Fingers examines this fragmentation through figures or skulls that are often partially hidden or shown as a 'broken' section.

 The inspiration for the collection comes from Doug's own relationship with dreams, as he explains: “I often experience dreams where I’m creating 'art', but always forget the specifics when I awake. I’ve been interested in the dream realm for a long time, specifically those that are lucid. I’ve even kept a diary of dreams experienced over a year.”

There’s a surreal, at times sinister, and oddly familiar feel that runs through Fragments, powerfully mirroring the confusing and shadowy landscapes conjured in dreams. Mr Four Fingers employs a variety of ways to achieve this effect:

 “I used a combination of techniques in the collection, but the most predominant are the use of dip pen, Indian ink and gold leaf”, he says. “My favourite piece is SPECTRE, because it feels imposing and dark. This is also the largest skull I have created using a blend of techniques I'm unfamiliar with.”

Beautiful yet sinister, dark yet beguiling… Fragments is an intriguing look into the shadowy twilight between sleep and waking. Be sure not to miss this unique show at Curious Duke Gallery this May.


Shona Bland

Eleni Duke

Mr Four Fingers

Exhibiting artists

Mr Four Fingers


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