Taking inspiration from the title of Leon Kossoff's wonderful portrayal of commuters at his local train station, Going Home, is a celebration of the familiar surroundings which provide support and often the subject of these artists work.
The works in this selection are drawn largely from the School of London, a group of mostly figurative artists first brought to critical attention by R.B Kitaj, also on display, in his seminal exhibition Human Clay at the Hayward Gallery in 1976. In the case of all these artists, London has been a home and refuge for a significant portion of their lives.
For Auerbach, Bacon, Freud and Paul, the home and studio are intrinsically connected, with close relationships to friends, lovers and family portrayed in intimate portraits. In Paula Rego’s work, familiar stories and fairy tales are invested with hints of private experience, imbuing then with an aura as real to her as the world around her.
The exhibition can also be viewed in person in gallery 3 in London for a limited time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have and we’re always happy to help.