ART WORK SPACE's inaugural exhibition is the debut solo-show by London based Artist Halsam Fox entitled 'A Tale Of Two Towers'. Interested primarily in figurative painting, Fox took a year out to experiment with Watercolours in 2007, having found them immediately appealing; with much of the resulting work featuring in this show. 'A Tale of Two Towers' explores the Capital's architectural and social diversity by focusing on two of its contrasting tall buildings; the landmark that is the Lloyds of London building and the unexceptional but locally beloved Donnington Tower in Stockwell, and the people that live and work around them.
Fox has randomly picked twenty-four individuals from the towers' vicinities who, although they all have their own very distinct character, are united in the way the Artist has treated them, removing any background and isolating them from their context. Placed alongside large-scale depictions of the two towers, he challenges the viewer to identify who might belong where, what they might represent and whether they defy or confirm the preconceptions that come with association to a particular area of the city.