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Zumbi and Belfi

Daniel Crews-Chubb

October 23, 2015 – November 21, 2015

Galerist, Meşrutiyet Caddesi No. 67/1, Tepebaşı, Beyoğlu


In this unique hybrid of an artist residency and a typical solo exhibition, the up-and-coming British painter Daniel Crews-Chubb was invited to use the Galerist Studio as an artist open studio for two weeks. The works made on-site, alongside recent works brought from London, will be on view concurrently at Galerist’s main space in Tepebaşı and Galerist Studio, an art space created by Galerist and the Kameleon design store in Şişhane.

Crews-Chubb, one of the most exciting new painters on the London art scene, makes bold, vibrant and painterly works that seem at once to employ a traditional language but are utterly contemporary. For some time he has made a body of paintings that repeat the same, archetypal motif: a couple (Zumbi and Belfie) of boldly and naively rendered figures, male and female, locked in ambiguous relationship; it is unclear as to whether they are in harmony or conflict. The repetition of this figurative motif is used as a vehicle for exploring the act of painting itself.


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