Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Literal.Eyes- 30 artists from across Europe translate their favourite works of Literature in to Visual Masterpieces.

London Miles is proud to present an all-new group exhibition that takes a closer look at the content found inside the dusty book covers of iconic written works by great literary masters from across all generations. Whether inspired by a novel, poem, or a poignant phrase from their chosen literary piece, 30 artists from across Europe are recreating how they visually and literally interpret their all time favourite piece of narrative into a painting.

Iconic writers whose narratives are being recreated include the all famous children’s favourite and cartoonist Dr. Seuss to our very own national literary hero; William Shakespeare. Artists have chosen pieces of literature from a broad range of authors, as well as foreign writers relevant to their home origin. Some examples include, digital painter Tom Bagshaw who will recreate ‘A Midsommers Night Dream’ by Shakespeare, Nom Kinnear King paints ‘The House of Sprits’ by Isabel Allende and Camilla D’Errico takes inspiration from the Opera “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi.

The show opens in an all new gallery space in East London!! Opening on Thursday, May 12th 2011 from 6pm to 11pm.

Location: 65 Hanbury Street. Shoreditch. EI 5JP

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