Reveries of the Common Place -
A show or prints and paintings by Martin Grover
14 November 2017 - 13 January 2018
Volcano Coffee Works, 40 Martell Road, London SE21 8EN. Map
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Opening today is a new show of prints and original paintings by Artist and Printmaker Martin Grover whose work has been gaining great popularity in recent years, particularly in South London where much of his work is often referred to.
A former student of the Royal Academy, Martin has consistently produced intriguing and beguiling work. A playful narrative thread runs through his work, at one moment a little dark and woebegone and the next humorous and whimsical but always alluring.
Working from life, sketches, memory and photographs Martin reconstructs ephemeral scenes from the passing world. Childhood recollections, minor street incidents, slightly surreal radio traffic bulletins, brief news items, poems, short stories, Brockwell Park landscapes, the enigmatic allure of sheds and shelters are all recalled and captured with clarity and wit. At other times in a more trompe l’oeil (trick of the eye) style he produces very flat still lives of old records in their tattered sleeves and un-coordinated second hand shirt and tie sets.