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Unpeaceable Kingdom


  • MW Projects 43D Mitchell St London, EC1V 3QD United Kingdom (map)

Wathen paints haunting portraits of children, adults and animals against uniform, chiaroscuro backgrounds or idealised natural settings. Initially straightforward, Wathen uses the familiarity of subjects, techniques and compositions in old paintings to comfort the viewer with recognition. Yet on closer examination certain distortions or incongruous details reveal the image to be more complex. Amalgamations of fragments seamlessly collaged from a variety of sources, each portrait becomes a composite of Wathen’s imagination, a considered representation of his subconscious.

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