Christie’s Education London
42 Portland Place
13 June – 10 August, 2019
Private View: 13 June, 7 to 8:30pm
The Unit Uncovers Summer Group Show in collaboration with Christie’s Education marks the first in a series of dynamic exhibitions which aim to actively support the next generation of contemporary artists. The exhibition brings together the work of three talented young painters – Nettle Grellier (b.1993), George Lloyd-Jones (b.1992) and Joshua Raz (b.1993) – who, despite depicting their subjects in very different ways, are united in their vibrant approach to colour and pattern. Across the three distinct bodies of work, the Unit Uncovers Summer Group Show explores themes of memory, relationships and the lived experience.
In a climate saturated with social media and relentless self-curation, Raz’s practice attempts to unpick the cult of individualism. His unique use of fractured perspective surface is reflective of his desire to question the reality of an increasingly artificial world. Similarly, Grellier’s subject matter is born from a desire to slow down our fast-paced lifestyle and highlight the importance of soft moments such as affectionate physical intimacy between friends. Lloyd-Jones’ current body of work is largely the product of a period of bed-bound illness, and it therefore focuses on his immediate surroundings and patterns that in turn become tropes of his gentle pace of living and semi-conscious vision.
Christie’s Education is a specialist provider of higher and continuing education, and an internationally recognised centre of academic excellence in the study of art business and the art market, art history and art world ecosystems, curating and connoisseurship. Christie’s Education is pleased to share its space in Marylebone to support the Unit Uncovers Summer Group Show with Unit London to encourage inspiration and education in all areas of the art world.