Mixing It Up: Painting Today
Group show featuring Sophie von Hellermann
Sep 9th – Dec 12th, 2021
Hayward Gallery, London
'absorbing and dynamic' The Observer
Instead of seeming like the most conservative and traditional art form, this kind of painting is arguably the most conceptually adventurous. It draws on the power of the medium to both transfix us and to undo our ingrained ways of seeing and thinking.
Featuring three generations of artists who live and work here, Mixing It Up highlights the UK’s emergence as a vital international centre of contemporary painting.
Reflecting the international character of the painting scene in this country, the participating artists come from a diverse range of backgrounds and nationalities: over a third of the participating artists were born in other places, including countries in Africa, Asia, South America and North America.
'painting’s not just alive, it’s as essential as it’s ever been' Time Out