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Martin Grover - Artist Meet and Greet

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Casilda's Nice Things

261 Lewisham High Street

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South London artist, Martin Grover will be the featured artist at Casilda’s Nice Things on Friday 28th July. This is the third event in a series of monthly Artist Meet and Greets, which has been organised to introduce local artists to members of the public in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Martin Grover is an established artist and a former student of the famous Royal Academy Schools. 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 he 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.

A recent and continuing series of paintings has used many local views: parks, road junctions and railway viaducts, in which he incorporates loose portraits of some of his favourite singers. Marvin Gaye, Rance Allen, Barry White, Hank Williams, O V Wright, Tyrone Davis, Irma Thomas, Billy Stewart, The Carter Family and Geater Davis roam these melancholic urban landscapes singing their songs of determination, despair and lost love.

On the evening, Martin Grover will be unveiling several new prints that capture the diversity of south London life, including landscapes and still life portraits.

On the night, art purchases over £250 will qualify for a 10% discount and served with a glass of wine.

The event starts at 6pm and ends 8pm at Casilda’s Nice Things, 261 Lewisham High Street, London SE13 6AY.

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