Halcyon Gallery present an exhibition of contemporary art combining rare and original work by figurative Artist Mitch Griffiths, internationally renowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn, Italian pop artist Mauro Perucchetti and Pop Art icon, Andy Warhol. Painting in oils in a glossy, realistic style, Mitch Griffiths produces troubling modern portraits that address issues of identity and inclusion, obsolescence and conflict. ‘Many people say my paintings look photo-realist’, he says, ‘but it’s not what I’m trying to achieve. I’m trying to make the viewer enter MY reality.’
Contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn is a leading figurative sculptor whose work is inspired by such masters as Michelangelo, Bernini and Rodin. Exhibited internationally, his monumental public art and smaller, more intimate pieces transmit his passion for eternal values and authentic emotions. He is best known for expressive recreations of human hands. ‘I wanted to sculpt what is considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body’, he asserts. ‘The hand holds so much power – the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy.’
Mauro Perucchetti brings together the Conceptual, Minimalist and Pop Art traditions in a painstakingly sculpted body of work made of resin and crystals, chrome and steel. Reliant on symbols to convey meaning, his attractive, light-hearted pieces deal out pointed political and social critique, subtly addressing some of the most pressing issues in contemporary society.
Artist and filmmaker Andy Warhol was an initiator and one of the foremost exponents of Pop Art; he is best known for his multiple-image silkscreens of consumer goods and celebrities.