Exposed is the launch show of eight such emerging artists, all studying on the Contemporary Portrait Diploma course at The Art Academy in London, and part of newly-formed group LondonCP8.
While their work is rooted in the genre of portraiture, don’t expect a show of lookalikes or a sea of unfamiliar faces. Being mature students, the group brings depth, narrative and colourful individuality to their approaches, along with a willingness to push the boundaries of representation and to redefine what can, and should, be considered a portrait.
The show features pieces in a wide range of media, styles and on all scales, and includes work for sale.
Having met on the Contemporary Portrait Diploma at The Art Academy London, the eight artists in LondonCP8 come from all walks of life - we count an architect, linguist, magazine editor, psychotherapist and even a bridge ace and a former Olympic rower among our number.
We are united by the fresh perspective that brought each of us back to college at this point in our lives, and by a shared passion to make art that reflects – and attempts to make sense of – this mad, mad world we live in.