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Matthew Radford: The London Diaries    Nov 1 - Dec 2, 2012

Cars 1
Matthew Radford
Cars 1, 2011-2012
 
Deptford Diary
Matthew Radford
Deptford Diary, 2012
 
From the Lost & Found 1
Matthew Radford
From the Lost & Found 1, 2011
 
Heads - Series of 24
Matthew Radford
Heads - Series of 24, 2010-2011
 
People 1
Matthew Radford
People 1, 2011-2012
 
Small Western Blot
Matthew Radford
Small Western Blot, 2010
 
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Returning to Hong Kong this November, for his second solo show at The Cat Street Gallery, revered British artist Matthew Radford brings his latest and eagerly awaited series, The London Diaries.

Featuring brand new works, this exhibition is a skilful embodiment of the frenetic energy of its namesake city. Radford’s compulsion to record the scale and pace of urban life is both vibrant and sombre - with an innovative use of color and paint - he first paints people’s silhouettes - and moves over the canvases in huge swathes to ‘wipe away’ any individual identities within the masses.

Having been fascinated with crowds since childhood, Radford’s enigmatic paintings and monotypes are a set in his city - a ‘deep pool of individual solitudes’ - an anonymous passage of personal exploration through social constraint. Acquired by both institutions and private collectors alike, Matthew Radford’s work continues to draw attention from a captivated audience, many of whom can identify with the paradoxical nature of modern day city life.

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