BETWEEN PLACE & TIME
By Joe Grieve
13 Soho Square | Soho | London | W1D 3QF
11:00am - 7:00pm | Tue - Sun | | 24.08 – 17.09
Curator & Artist Tour | 11:00am - 12:30pm | 09.09
BWG Gallery presents Between Place & Time, landscape painter Joe Grieve’s second solo exhibition with the gallery following his debut 2022 Summer sell-out show...
The exhibition Between Place & Time features 73 paintings installed throughout 4 immersive spaces, brought to life and filling the senses with supporting scenic installations, composition and smell-scapes. Grieve’s paintings of ‘supernatural surrealities’ are intended to evoke a sense of wonder in visitors to this exhibition, by capturing the results of this artist’s perceptual immersion in the ‘natural realities’ of wildernesses he has visited. The imaginative, fantastic and visionary ‘psychedelic’ technique used by Grieve to produce his paintings, includes the use of both extensive layers of coloured brushstrokes, and mind-bending perspectives, to allude to ‘supernatural’ (‘noumenal’) other-worlds beyond the ‘natural’ (‘phenomenal’) world of ordinary human perception. With his painting, Grieve champions our desire to see the natural world remain wild, change our perspectives, and value the idea that place and time are experiential constructs around something infinite. Within the chaos of his painterly abstraction, Grieve wishes to give viewers undefined freedom to explore.
During the exhibition a visitor will undergo a rite of passage through skies, oceans, mountains, forests, fields, waterways, dry wastelands, terrifying novas, warping realities, scorched earth, Apocalyptic dystopia, utopian meadows, blossoming flowers and beams of sunlight. A journey which can be concurrently considered physical, cognitive and spiritual, Grieve’s use of his paintings to concurrently induce natural and supernatural experiences of Earth's landscapes inspires awe and appreciation in a collective consciousness. His intense reveries may invigorate our passion for Nature, and desire to roam wild in natural realities and envisage our own supernatural surrealities.
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