Rise and Fall by Natasha Kissell
Rise and Fall by Natasha Kissell

East meets West at the Cock’n’Bull gallery in Shoreditch at new exhibition Eleven. In collaboration with Eleven Gallery, Belgravia, the Cock’n’Bull is displaying work by Kent Christensen, Cedric Christie, Adam Dix, Gerry Fox, Roland Hicks, Natasha Kissell, Natasha Law, Peter Newman, Jennie Ottinger and Jonathan Yeo.

The show is an eclectic mix with artists working across a wide range of media including oil painting, gloss paint on aluminum, sculpture, video and photography.

Many of the works on display respond in some way to the Tramshed restaurant, in which the gallery is housed. Kent Christensen’s oil painting series depicts various desserts that you might find in an East London restaurant. The playful application of paint makes for a delicious-looking canvas.

Natasha Kissell is another artist represented. She had a great start to her career – Charles Saatchi purchased her entire Royal Academy graduation show in 2003. Her latest paintings juxtapose serene landscapes and urban dynamism. Modernist architecture – harsh edges and empty windows – are surrounded by graffiti and the delicate details of the natural world.

Playful and mesmerizing, Gerry Fox’s After Three Girls by Schiele is a framed TV monitor of three women lying in bed while his Nudes Moving, on permanent display in the Tramshed’s washroom, provides a seductive twist on conventional photography.

 

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