Yesterday evening, I had the privilege to participate in the unveiling of Gavin Turk’s new series of paintings rendered after the famous artist Gerhard Richter’s photorealist paintings. To put Turk’s unique touch on the paintings, he drew candles as if they were out instead of lit. This difference created beautiful colors and light textures throughout the eleven paintings portrayed at the private viewing.
When I arrived, I noticed a crowd of about 50 enjoying a glass of wine or beer, conversing and laughing. The welcoming environment invited me in to celebrate Turk’s exhibition. Inside, articles and descriptions of Turk’s work were displayed, allowing me to learn more about his fascinating works.
Inside the exhibition, people enjoyed the atmosphere and Turk’s paintings, including the textures and calm feeling the paintings portrayed. As I mingled, I learned that most attendees were Turk’s friends or colleagues. This created a warm environment filled with support and love of his work. I met his wonderful friends and enjoyed taking part in the celebration.
The Ben Brown Fine Arts gallery, where this event took place, was nestled on a beautiful side street in Mayfair, London. As we got closer to the event, you couldn’t help but feel the beautiful energy the event created. The gallery situated the paintings across the gallery so you could walk around and enjoy the different styles Turk created.
It was a lovely night at Gavin Turk’s opening, and I am delighted I could participate in the event.
Link to Ben Browns Art gallery: https://www.artnet.com/galleries/ben-brown-fine-arts
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