GERARD HEMSWORTH
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Gerard Hemsworth’s paintings are disconcerting and provocative in an odd, slightly uncomfortable way. He
brings together signs and representations derived from modernist art alongside and integrated with signs and
representations of cartoon like images derived from children’s colouring in books. Presenting pictorial and
ideological contradictions to felicitate critical engagement. These representational works have the familiarity of
both modernist painting and storybook pictures.

He has developed a project that has allowed him to undermine the seriousness of high modernist art and
cultural values, whiles at the same time providing a space that questions its possibility. His paintings are both
insistent and subversive and question the values and assumptions that the viewer brings to the work.
Courtesy
of Laurent Delaye, London


Gerard Hemsworth has had recent solo exhibitions at Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Koeln, Moon Gallery, Hong
Kong, Michael Janssen Gallery, Berlin and the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut. He also
exhibited in The Conspiracy, Kunsthalle Bern, Fast Forward: British Contemporary Art in Brazil, Centro,
Brasileiro Britanico, São Paulo, The Wolfson Syndrome, The Modern Language Experiment, London, Picture
This, Laurent Delaye Gallery, London and Your garden is looking a mess could you please tidy it up, Paynes
Shurvell Gallery, London. He lives and works in Hastings, England.