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In Conversation: Nathan Eastwood - Everyday Realism?
Bow Arts and The Legacy List, present East London Painting Prize winner Nathan Eastwood 'In Conversation' with Editor and Curator Matt Price to discuss Eastwood’s new body of work produced for his solo exhibition currently on show at the Nunnery. Entitled Work / Recreation / Freedom, the staging of the exhibition is Eastwood’s prize for winning the inaugural edition of the East London Painting Prize, 2014, along with £10,000 to support his practice.
Eastwood characteristically works in monochrome, his often dense, black, grey and white paintings – made using a time-consuming process with Humbrol enamel paints – depicting everyday scenes that he captures on his mobile phone. Often using his immediate environment of the East of London as source material, he portrays domestic and urban scenes of people going about their daily business, from cleaning the bathroom to clearing snow and ice from outside their homes. His paintings are often poetic and subdued, tinged with melancholy or simply the humdrum monotony of everyday chores. The works are understated, regularly capturing unremarkable scenes whilst creating something memorable and affecting in the process.
Eastwood’s work is thus a study of reality, of daily life in East London – what he describes as ‘kitchen sink’ painting. Inspired by the writings of Bertolt Brecht, Alain Badiou and John Berger, among others, Eastwood’s works explore ideas of the quotidian within the discourses of social realism and realist painting – topics that will be explored in the course of the in-conversation.
The Legacy List
The Legacy List is the independent charity for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, set up in 2011 by the London Legacy Development Corporation and the Mayor of London to support the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.Our mission is to make creative connections between people and the Park. We develop, commission and support high quality art, education and skill building initiatives to create brighter creative futures for the communities in the neighbouring boroughs.
When & Where
Organised by the Nunnery Gallery Art Programme
The Nunnery Gallery is a public gallery, cafe and artist community hub offering talks, walks, seminars, peer-crit and opportunities for artists.
There is a rolloing exhibition programme which offers a year round series of exhibitions.
The gallery and cafe are open Tuesday - Sunday 10am-4pm.