Peter Clossick NEAC
, past president of The London Group
will speak about the philosophy and ideas behind his figurative paintings from the 1980's to today.
The discussion will centre on the authenticity of the art object in the 21st century - as the halo around art grows ever brighter in our commercial celebrity world, even as the light source, the artwork, vanishes from view. It is the business of a painter not to contend with nature, but to make
something out of nothing in attempting which he must almost of necessity
become poetical - John Constable 1776-1837
When Peter has finished speaking, there will be a lively discussion with the audience, followed by drinks.
Peter Clossick has a solo exhibition entitled "Hammering Out A Poem", 9th June to 7th July 2018, Felix & Spear Gallery, 71 St Mary's Road, Ealing, London W5 5RG. Opening night private view - 8th June, 6-8pm