British artist Emily Gillbanks showcases her debut solo exhibition, Temporary Sitters, at the JD Malat Gallery in London, exploring the complex and diverse world of Tube life in these London Underground paintings.
British artist Emily Gillbanks is set to debut her solo exhibition, Temporary Sitters, at the JD Malat Gallery in London from March 16th to April 8th. The show will feature a series of paintings that capture the momentary snapshots of people travelling throughout the London Underground. Gillbanks, a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art, aims to push the genre of new figurative painting further by exploring the concepts of alienation, anonymity, and modern-day voyeurism in her practice.
Gillbanks is fascinated by the complex underground network and its diverse passengers. She seeks to reimagine the tube settings into a unique public space in a constant transition state. The exhibition aims to encourage the audience to contemplate and celebrate this perplexing yet enchanting environment by focusing on what the hybridity of the London metropolis has to offer people.
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