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Childhood Now

Furthering the conversation initiated in Painting Childhoodthis sister-exhibition brings together the works of three contemporary figurative painters – Chantal Joffe, Mark Fairnington and Matthew Krishanu.

Drawn to the subject of children, each of these British artists depict childhood in very different ways. Fierce, tender and highly personal, Chantal Joffe’s expressive paintings chart the growth of her daughter Esme from birth to adolescence, in relation to her own changing role as a mother. Mark Fairnington’s approach turns a scientific eye to the depiction of his twin sons with hyper-realistic precision, while Matthew Krishanu’s radiant paintings reveal memories of an exotic childhood in Bangladesh. Together, these three artists present fresh perspectives on what constitutes childhood today.

Chantal Joffe, Poppy Esme Oleanna Gracie and Kate, 2014 ⓒ Chantal Joffe, Courtesy the artist and Victoria Miro, London/Venice




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Tuesday 26th March11.00am
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Thursday 28th March11.00am
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Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ

Tel: 01926 645 500
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