Join us for a double exhibition visit in the West End, to see recent studio work by two veteran artists with strong urban connections: celebrated painter Antony Micallef and unpredictable French artist Dran.
Antony Micallef will present a new body of work entitled Self, consisting of a number of energetic portraits on canvas and paper.
His career landmarks include coming runner-up in the BP Portrait Prize in 2000, the wildly successful solo exhibition, Impure Idols, on Hollywood Boulevard, and inclusion in AKA Peace, a group exhibition at London's Institute of Contemporary Arts curated by Jake Chapman. He has also exhibited at Tate Britain, and in Tokyo, Athens and Bethlehem (in an exhibition curated by Banksy).
The second visit will be a surprise, as we get to see Dran's ongoing project on the day of its completion at Pictures on Walls: "The first solo show for five years by the French master draughtsman DRAN promises to be a 'live' masterclass in 'spontaneous creativity' happening in 'real time'. All of which actually means he hasn't done much yet. Over the next three weeks Dran will be creating an art show from scratch in full public view in an empty shop in Soho." Exhibition closes on the day of our visit so make sure not to miss it!
We will start from Lazarides, make our way down to Brewer Street, and finish the day with a drink in Soho. See you then!