Painting as Ruin

21 Oct 2016 – 22 Oct 2016

Event times

Friday 21 October, 1-4pm and 6-8pm
Saturday 22 October, 12-3pm


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • New Cross Gate

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Charlie Betts and Anna Garrett present new collaborative works in two person show Painting as Ruin, at hARTslane Gallery, New Cross.


Painting as Ruin explores ideas of the deconstructed painting, the materiality and physicality of the painting object: merging the artists' concepts to celebrate accidental monuments in the ephemeral potential of the combined work.

The collaborative works teeter on the edge of collapse, with a sculptural quality that creates a fresh response to the idea of painting. Painting as Ruin poses the question of the tension between structure and surface. Changing the structural reality of the work, the artists expose the rawness of the canvas and frame – revealing an honest, sensual yet brutal and raw nature to the constructed painting.

The pieces might nod toward the notion of romantic beauty in the ruin, however the artists address a subversion, exposing truth within the painting object, a broken structure that echoes in the ruined architecture.

Opening times - 
Friday 21 October, 1-4pm and 6-8pm 
Saturday 22 October, 12-3pm


Exhibiting artists

Anna Garrett

Anna Garrett

Charlie Betts


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