13 January – 3 February 2017 (weekdays from 10:00-17:30)
Book your place to the private view on 12 January at 19:00 here.
This exhibition explores the unusual working process of the acclaimed British painter Justin Mortimer (b.1970). Mortimer is widely regarded as one of the leading British painters working today and is an emblematic figure for a younger generation, an artist who has pursued a particular vision and way of working independently of the vagaries of fashion.
Mortimer’s powerful paintings reflect upon a world in a state of disorder. Mortimer is an observer of the social and political upheaval that defines the international news agenda and recent works address events in the US, Ukraine, West Africa, Syria and Afghanistan.
The exhibition’s title is taken from The Second Coming (1919), a poem by WB Yeats, specifically the lines:
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity