Personal Relations began its European tour last week, opening in London on 6th December at the Cello factory. The private view, which took place on the 9th was well turned out with artists and friends from each of the three European artists groups – The London Group, Pulchri Studio, and This is Not Art – who contributed to the show attending.
The London opening of Personal Relations had a celebratory feeling, lots of potential for cross-pollination of ideas, opportunities to meet other creatives, and of course, wine!
150 artists showed work, all within the limits of the miniature portrait frame, as we found in interview with some of the artists, this brief proved challenging but ultimately led to brand new approaches and modes of working.
(The interviews will be all included in a collective video which will be available in 2017).
It’s been great fun meeting artists with such a different background and experience: you can actually see the approach of the 100 years old London group compared to the youngest Italians.
The diversity of the work shown was striking; upon entering the show the uniformity of the hanging and dimensions proved neat and attractive to the eye which was then drawn in by the plethora of styles and media. Alongside traditional practices were digital works, photography, video, and my personal favourite, the wall mounted sculptures that found their way into the show.
The exhibition in London has been open until last Friday, and it’s now packed up to continue its journey, opening at Pulchri Studio, The Hague on 25th February where it may be viewed until 29th March.
The show then moves on to The Mirror Gallery, Vicenzia, where it will be open from 29th April until 4th June. Follow our journey with the hashtag #PersonalRelations!