The Deviants are back continuing their mission to paint lively, strange and expressionistic fusion pop style paintings. They are a new breed of painter; their style has recently been coined 'Deviant' in East London 's underground painting circles. This show is the first chance to see and experience first hand both of their terrible new visual deviations.
Graffiti is a never ending source of inspiration for James Jessop. His latest paintings are inspired by 60's sex sleaze paper back covers mixed with his own graffiti style lettering and old movies posters such as ‘King Kong'.
A strange visually energetic mix, Jessop's work manages to pull off the trick of being addictive to the eye.
Gavin Nolan's recent paintings are perverse and contradictory. Disparate elements combine resolutely to form freakish portraits. The various characters develop personalities and traits. Seemingly demanding of their creator ("make me look beautiful") to the point that Nolan seems bizarrely to have gone easy on his nightmarish subjects. As in so many portraits of course,
true personality cannot help but caustically seep through.