Hundred Years Gallery is delighted to host The Silence, a solo show by Mathew Tudor
‘The exhibition focuses on the Crucifixion, which has been an obsession of mine for many years. I have over time tried to reinvent the scene of violence in human terms : stripping away the spiritual aspect in order to reveal the human animal. The beginning of my obsession can be traced back to my encounter with The Isenheim Altarpiece by Matthias Grunewald (1512 – 1516), in this image Christ is clearly dead there is no hope of redemption, only the final defeat of death. What is revealed is merely an aspect of human behaviour rather than redemption through suffering.
In this exhibition you will see my various attempts to redefine this image as well as other Crucifixions from the renaissance : the images displayed cover a period of twenty years and are being exhibited for the first time’.
Mathew Tudor is a figurative painter based in London. His work is indebted to Cubism and Expressionism. The films of Andrei Tarkovsky and Chris Marker also influence his work and thought.
He is also a curator and founder of the Tunnel collective.
Thursday 3rd June 18:00 – 21:30