- What’s On
This group exhibition features work by the Turkish artist Nilo.
Combining oil paints, canvas and sheet metal, Nilo’s large-scale works explore the relationship between art and artifice. Her grandiose compositions are coupled with photorealism-influenced brushwork to produce a larger-than-life experience that still retains her subject’s individuality.
Though largely realistic in style, Nilo’s paintings have a quality of ironic surrealism. This is apparent both thematically and compositionally, but is particularly vivid in the unusual juxtapositions that Nilo uses to obscure her subjects. These can easily take the form of out-of-place objects (like a well-placed scorpion) or more abstract designs applied to portraiture. The use of metal in the place of canvas is another step towards the experimental.