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Drawing Room is currently playing host to a fantastic exhibition of over 200 works on paper by leading international artists of different generations, including household names like Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley.

All the works will be auctioned off to support the work of Drawing Room, the only public non-profit gallery in UK and Europe dedicated to contemporary drawing. Prospective buyers may register here and get bidding.

I wanted to focus on two artists whose works caught my eye and where we have the chance to explore their wider practice through works they have on display in London right now.

Jyll Bradley’s ‘coin’ evokes her memories of gardens getting ready for Spring and the washed out tones are a slice of sunshine in themselves. A large collection of her coins may be found over in the City of London as part of Sculpture in the City where translucent discs with geometric patterns are activated by the sunshine that breaks through and complements the geometry of the glass buildings surrounding her work.

As a trained dancer Florence Peake is a performance artist primarily and she recently staged a public mourning process. Inspired by this performance she has created an exhibition of expressive paint and sculpture at Bosse & Baum gallery in Peckham. The gallery has been painted black and mourning feels very apt given the current political and environmental crises we’re going through. Her figurative work on paper has the same dark energy as her wider practice.

 

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