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James Mylne: Grandly Grimey - Westbank Gallery

Exhibition preview

GRANDLY Grimey, James Mylne’s biggest solo exhibition to date, will be on display at the Westbank Gallery in Notting Hill from September 22 to September 29, 2016.

It will consist of entirely new works inspired by classical ideals of beauty and the rococo paintings of 18th Century French artists such as Watteau and Boucher.

Showcasing his trademark awe-­inspiring photo-­realistic ballpoint pen drawings, the show will feature classical and baroque subjects subtly and humorously subverted with contemporary details, taking them into a modern and urban setting, as illustrated by “Marie-­Anne Twist”, Mylne’s personal take on a traditional portrait of Marie-­Antoinette, complete with tattoos and dog collar.

A graduate of Camberwell College of Arts, James Mylne is a London-­‐based artist specialising in ballpoint drawing, mixed with spray paint and ink.

Hailed as a pioneer in his field, James Mylne has exhibited extensively and showed alongside the likes of Banksy, Damien Hirst and Peter Blake, while also collaborating with other artists such as photographers Terry O’Neil and Bill Wyman.

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Time: 10am to 6pm.

Westbank Gallery, 3-­‐5 Thorpe Close, London, W10 5XL