The Piper Gallery, one of Fitzrovia’s most worthwhile art haunts, is exhibiting a new show by artist Neil Stokoe. All Things Must Pass, looks at Neil Stokoe’s recent paintings that address acute feelings of pain, despair and loneliness.
The work is mostly large scale oil paintings dealing with space and the body, and the mood is often reflective of the colour palette. Stokoe has recently started using black as a predominant colour in his work to invoke ideas of mortality and danger.
One of the pieces, Whither From Wither To, is a deeply melancholic monochrome painting detailing a crowd in movement with soft brush strokes and wild gestures. This particular painting and many others from the show are a perfect example of the exemplary skill that is on display at the Piper Galley.
As a realist painter, Stokoe is masterful at allowing the viewers interpretation to be flexible in defining his work. The dark, stark, and sheer ambiguity of the work draws you in immediately upon entrance – and what better space.
Check out the gallery below.
NEIL STOKOE: ALL THINGS MUST PASS
18 Newman Street, London W1T 1PE
Friday 22nd March – Saturday 27th April 2013
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 – 18:00 (or by appointment)