Still Life – detail and abstraction

There is an exhibition of Still life work scheduled at The Medici Gallery in Cork Street, London, next month, which will include some of Andrew Holmes’ work.

The show opens on June 10th and runs through to July 8th 2014.

The Gallery Curator has chosen a number of Andrew Holmes’ still life paintings to exhibit in this show and we are delighted with his selection as these demonstrate Andrew’s interest in his still life work and studies, illustrating the process of his more recent examination of the subject.

devils food 50x50
devils food 50cm x 50cm



cake or cake - 61cm x 76cm - Oil on canvas
cake or cake – 61cm x 76cm – Oil on canvas





In particular, the work in this show brings together ideas drawn from some of Andrew’s earlier paintings. We’re pleased to see how this collection provides a short dialogue of where he  focuses on developing a number of these subjects and hopefully this exhibition of paintings helps to put his journey and the progression more into context.

While appreciating the achievements in work devoted to both hyperrealist and classical art studies, Andrew is striving to bring together these elements and to combine this with an understanding gained over many years in producing graphic illustration, art and design.

His aim is to accomplish a visual language in a simple form, without allowing the pieces to be naive.

Pin -up - 1000cm x 800cm - Oil on Canvas
Pin -up – 1000cm x 800cm – Oil on Canvas


pin-up in soft focus 50x50
pin-up in soft focus -50cm x 50cm – Oil on Canvas





Already evident in some of the earlier larger scale pieces, by further editing the whole image and by expanding his detailed studies, Andrew is examining the more abstract elements of a subject. Encouraging the onlooker to engage and interact with the work.


songs of innocence - 150cm x 120cm - Oil on Canvas
songs of innocence – 150cm x 120cm – Oil on Canvas
Oil Sketch on Paper 01

Medici established their name in the art world over 100 years ago and have been based in Mayfair since 1908. The Gallery is well known for Contemporary Art, alongside many sucessful years reproducing high quality prints. They aim to hold up to ten collective shows per year, introducing sculpture, ceramics, sketches and paintings from emerging artists, alongside exhibiting work from recognised names and artwork from the secondary market.

Cork Street is right in the centre of London’s West End, sited behind Piccadilly and Savile Row,  renowned for the tailoring business, and for many years, a hub for Contemporary Art Galleries.

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