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Alex Ball, Matt Brown, Adam Dix, Julie Cockburn,
Adam James, Edd Pearman, Boo Saville, Ceal Warnants

Curated by: Edd Pearman

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28 May – 19 June 2011

 

 

Alex Ball

 

Alex Ball, Cast, 2011, oil on linen

Graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2007 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art, Ball has exhibited at Nettie Horn Gallery (London), Gallery Primo Alonso (London) and Eitoeiko (Tokyo). In November this year, Ball had his first solo show at the Arts Gallery (London). Ball's work is held in a number of private collections including the David Roberts Foundation and Anita Zabludowicz Collection, as well as the Kabin Contemporary Art Collection and University of the Arts London Collection. He was awarded the Catlin Art Prize in 2008.

Ball creates several works simultaneously to produce collections of intricate, small-scale oil paintings. Ball's work is remarkable for its virtuoso technical flair and intriguing subject matter. Fascinated by Samuel Beckett's solitary characters, Ball's compositions recurrently posit objects and lone figures in bizarre, unsettling compositions, which allude to the liminal space inhabited by Beckett’s protagonists.


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