The exhibition of Mark Fairnington’s work, A London Assembly, can be seen at DELAHUNTY FINE ART. The painter/collector has also exhibited at the Wellcome Trust Collection, the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Germany.
Fairnington’s paintings are a new twist on the relationship between science and art, and our relationship with nature. We see a continuation of various dialogues already begun by Mark Wallinger, Mark Dion and there are references back to George Stubbs, and Dutch flower and livestock painters.
Many of the works are steeped in the tradition of nature painting – the focus is on close observation of the natural form whether animal or vegetable. Fairnington takes it one step further with the series of circular works of animals eyes painted on circular canvases. In these works the natural form loses all context and are not dissimilar to the visceral series of circular works created by Helen Chadwick – Nebula (1996), and Nostalgie de la Boue (1990).
The exhibition runs until 12 June 2015.
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