British artists John Kiki and Darren Barker present their exhibition in Bulgaria for the first time. Both painters work is figurative depicting the human condition, and traditional in its painterly form. The paintings resonate with and complement each other, although contradicting in their styles and themes.
John Kiki is regarded as one of the UK’s leading figurative painters and exhibits in the UK and internationally to much acclaim. The presented series is themed around the popular image of the Infante in the history of art. The paintings are worked and re-worked, painted and over painted, added to and cut from. The results flirt with the sublime.
Darren Barker is exhibiting recent work all of which are oil on canvas. Awkward, sentimental and unsettling, they express an ambiguous narrative through colour and figures.