To See is Not to Speak

25 Jan 2019 – 2 Mar 2019

Event times

25th Jan-2nd March 2019 - Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm

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JD Malat Gallery

England, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Green Park or Bond Street

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Celebrated Swiss painter, Conrad Jon Godly, brings the majestic alps to London with his first UK solo show, To See is Not to Speak, at Mayfair's JD Malat Gallery.


The exhibition's 15 extraordinary pieces expertly straddle both abstract and hyperreal, with photo-realistic mountains which drip from the canvas.

Up close, viewers can enjoy Conrad's thick and heavy impasto marks, with frosty oils mixed with turpentine and his trademark wide, sculptural brushstrokes. But step back, and you might be looking at a photograph, staring down a misty precipice or gazing up at snow-capped peaks. 

The mountainous vista surrounding Conrad as he grew up, have become his muse, and he is passionate about conveying the essence of them, explaining: “My surroundings have a huge influence on me, artistically and personally.

"I don't see myself as a landscape painter, I am interested in capturing the mood and feeling of light, or the reflection of the moon on snow." 

The thick paint lends a powerful, 3D sculptural quality to the pieces, interacting with the light in the room, and allowing gravity to pull the oil into icicle-like drips at the base of the canvas. 

JD Malat Gallery founder, curator and world-renowned art dealer, Jean-David Malat said: "The power that emerges from the textured canvases of Conrad Jon Godly's works is unmissable.

“He takes us into his own world through his almost 3D paintings that open our eyes to much more than a mountain. You have to see his pieces in person to fully experience his emotional universe and appreciate the sheer quality of his works.” 

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Jean-David Malat

Jean-David Malat

Exhibiting artists

Conrad Jon Godly


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