27 July 2022 to 6 August 2022

10am to 5pm

Late night opening until 8pm on Wednesday 3 August

Events Programme

North Gallery

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[RE]Configured  | An exhibition of contemporary, figurative art

Allen, Boddy, Matthews 3 contemporary award-winning figurative artists

Figurative artists Thomas Allen, Phoebe Boddy and Zara Matthews will show a selection of their most recent work in the North Gallery, Mall Galleries in July 2022. Through their three different styles and approach the visitor will be able to enjoy the breadth of figurative painting in Britain today.  The exhibition will run concurrently with Winners, an exhibition of award-winning figurative artists from Federation of British Artists’ exhibitions in 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Allen, Boddy and Matthews were awarded the top prize at Figurative Art Now in the summer of 2021. Figurative Art Now was an online exhibition which featured almost 400 selected works exploring the breadth of representational painting, drawing, sculpture and printmaking in the UK today.

What to expect?

  • Works by three high profile artists, winners of Figurative Art Now
  • A wide selection of their paintings, drawings, and printmaking for sale
  • A team of dedicated professionals to help and advise on the purchase of works 
  • The opportunity to visit another, concurrent show: ‘Winners | Award Winning Artists 2020-2022’


The line up:

For this exhibition, Thomas Allen has created an ambitious series of charcoal and sanguine works on paper. Some are immersive in scale, befitting the depth and breadth of the topics tackled, from online privacy to Christian mythology, romantic love to our relationship with the natural world. All are brought together, though, through the artist’s signature dreamlike style – rich in pattern and organic forms – and united by his underlying fascination with the unconscious. “These are mindscapes,” says Allen. “They are selective mirrors, designed to reflect aspects of the viewer’s own internal world.”

Zara Matthews' new body of work for [Re]Configured has as its starting point a process in painting known as Pentimenti, an alteration in a painting evidenced by traces of previous work. Using layered photographs and video stills of found objects, the works in this series emerge from digital sketches before being developed into paintings. Through this process, the Pentimenti of underlying images, transparent forms and marks seem to reference the objects' aura, presence and residual memories.

Phoebe Boddy’s most recent collection of paintings have been stimulated by how other artists have referenced food in their work and what messages they are trying to portray, she also draws inspiration from little sayings or bits of terminology referring to food that she finds entertaining. Her large scale paintings are playful and often humorous, comprised of energised brushstrokes and infused with a bold use of colour and form. 

 



Flip through the exhibition catalogue: 

Online Exhibition

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Born Forsaken

Thomas Allen

Charcoal, sanguine and chalk on paper
34 x 43 cm
£1,500
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Caught Up

Thomas Allen

Charcoal, sanguine and chalk on paper
95 x 43 cm
£2,500
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Clickbait

Thomas Allen

Charcoal and sanguine on paper
60 x 27 cm (72 x 39 cm framed)
£1,800
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Clickbait, Acid-Dipped

Thomas Allen

Oil pastel on paper
60 x 27 cm (72 x 39 cm framed)
£1,800
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Disconnect

Thomas Allen

Charcoal and sanguine on paper
70 x 51 cm
£2,500
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Encrypted End-to-End

Thomas Allen

Charcoal and sanguine on paper
150 x 270 cm
£8,500
Allen-Thomas-Just-to-Love.jpg

Just to Love

Thomas Allen

Charcoal and sanguine on paper
180 x 85 cm
£5,300
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Lucid Dreamer (diptych)

Thomas Allen

Charcoal, sanguine and chalk on paper
70 x 100 cm
£3,400
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Man Made

Thomas Allen

Charcoal and sanguine on paper
55 x 50 cm
£2,200
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Phases

Thomas Allen

Charcoal and sanguine on paper
72 x 250 cm
£7,000
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Pickers

Thomas Allen

Oil pastel on paper
40 x 80 cm (52 x 92 cm framed)
£2,500
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Snatched from Beneath Spring's Willow

Thomas Allen

Charcoal and sanguine on paper
150 x 90 cm
£4,800
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Study for Doctrine of Signatures

Thomas Allen

Sanguine on paper
83 x 65 cm
£2,800
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Us and Them

Thomas Allen

Sanguine on paper
35 x 60 cm
£1,800
Boddy-Phoebe-Banana-Bread.jpg

Banana Bread

Phoebe Boddy

Acrylic and graphite on canvas
170 x 160 cm
£5,000
Boddy-Phoebe-Big-Fish,-Little-Fish.jpg

Big Fish, Little Fish

Phoebe Boddy

Acrylic, spray paint and graphite on canvas
150 x 120 cm
£3,000
Boddy-Phoebe-Buy-my-Bananas.jpg

Buy my Bananas

Phoebe Boddy

Acrylic and graphite on canvas
180 x 160 cm
£6,000
Boddy-Phoebe-Floor-Burger.jpg

Floor Burger

Phoebe Boddy

Acrylic on canvas
160 x 160 cm
£4,800
Boddy-Phoebe-How-d'ya-like-them-Apples.jpg

How d'ya like them Apples

Phoebe Boddy

Acrylic and pastel on canvas
180 x 160 cm
£6,000
Boddy-Phoebe-Leopards-Milk.jpg

Leopards Milk

Phoebe Boddy

Acrylic on canvas
127 x 127 cm
£2,600
Boddy-Phoebe-Limoncello.jpg

Limoncello

Phoebe Boddy

Acrlic, spray paint and graphite on canvas
150 x 150 cm
£4,000
Boddy-Phoebe-Slice-of-Full-English.jpg

Slice of Full English

Phoebe Boddy

Acrylic and graphite on canvas
160 x 160 cm
£4,800
Boddy-Phoebe-Two-Pints-of-Lager-(diptych).jpg

Two Pints of Lager (diptych)

Phoebe Boddy

Acrylic and graphite on canvas
170 x 260 cm
£6,800
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Album

Zara Matthews

Oil on linen
55 x 70 cm
£5,200
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Archive

Zara Matthews

Oil on canvas
55 x 60 cm
£4,650

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