Exhibition : Mervyn Diese : Watercolours. 21st to 24th June

           

Private View Thursday 21st June 6:30 – 9:30pm

A selection of large format cloud prints shot in the Caribbean and London showing the beauty of a colour that is not actually there. These images are an illusion, a trick of the mind. The sky is not blue. These are just pictures of water molecules that are transparent, but our mind makes sense of it by adding it’s own colours. This is my attempts at capturing that great lie of nature.

Mervyn Diese is a London born artist working with photography, film, painting and performance. His work reflects his passionate interest in politics and social issues such as homelessness, racism and betterment of the “lower classes”. His involvement with contraculture activities extends back to the 80`s, when he combined a career as a commercial artist with a passionate engagement with the punk rock scene and the squatting movement.

The artist has been a regular supporter of Hundred Year Gallery over the years since its inception in 2011. He has curated a number of exhibitions at the Gallery that included local artists from the borough and long standing east end practitioners. Nowdays he is returning to his art practice whilst recovering from a brain injury. He has now found the time to develop new ways of expressing himself and convey his views on current issues connecting to the gentrification of the east end.

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