Pictures

New Paintings by Christopher Orlando Page

 

Opening: Saturday 19th April 6-9pm

Christopher Orlando Page (b. 1984, London) makes paintings that look like empty picture frames ready for home decoration. On closer look, the shallow depth and colours of a frame with passe-partout, easily reveal themselves as trompe l’oeil. In the instability of their presence or absence the ‘Pictures’ bring to question our basic conditions of viewing: beyond the play of abstraction and figuration, we are asked to question what is in the painting and what is not, as pigment and lighting become confused.

Text by Orlando Reade