Curated by Marcelle Joseph
15 January – 11th February 2015
Marcelle Joseph Projects and heike moras art are pleased to present Figuratively Speaking, an exhibition of artworks made by a group of largely London-based artists who use the human body as their inspiration and playing field. Exploring recent trends in figurative art, this exhibition will look at a particular strand of embodiment in contemporary art. Employing a more gestural or expressionistic style, these artists depict the human form using diverse approaches that question embodiment in our current post-Internet age. The “touched-up” photographic image ceases to play centre stage in these artists’ output and a different kind of “real-life” intimacy plays out when viewing the paintings and sculptures to be exhibited in this group show. The viewer’s physical empathy with these figures will be palpable, unlike the detachment encountered in today’s age of artificial intimacy experienced behind the screen of a computer or smart phone.