Kittoe Contemporary

07968142289Queens Road Peckham London, SE15
For William Packer's essay on Daniel Preece's work, please click here.
'Hymn to Home' is a solo show of work by Daniel Preece celebrating London, his muse and his home until 2018. This selection of twenty works created over the last 20 years ranges from vast, majestic panoramas to intimate studies of shop fronts and overlooked corners composed in his distinct, vivid colour palette. We are taken on a journey through deserted city streets at day and night - we peer through shop windows one moment and soar above the city the next.

'My intention is to encourage the viewer to consider the city differently and I hope lead them to reassess their daily surroundings with a different eye.’

This feels particularly poignant in the midst of a pandemic when we cannot interact with the city and eachother as we once did. Indeed seven of the works on show were painted over the course of 2020. Daniel’s atmospheric paintings, both bleak and beautiful, are devoid of people, a narrative is hinted at and themes of isolation and consumerism recur. Of course we each interpret the scene differently - a celebration of the city, of colour, perhaps post apocalyptic, an escape or moment of calm. For Daniel it is always an opportunity to explore issues of geometry and colour at the boundary between abstraction and figuration.

‘The best paintings for me show you something you haven’t seen before; it’s about the artist finding a new way of describing something but allowing the viewer to come to some of their own conclusions.’

Kittoe Contemporary, launched in 2018, shows a talented group of emerging and established artists. We host regular pARTies where collectors can see the latest work from Kittoe Contemporary artists on the walls of real homes, to buy or simply enjoy with friends in an relaxed, convivial environment and we take this ethos with us when we exhibit at numerous art fairs and events across the UK. We help our clients fill their homes with exciting art they will find rewarding and love for many years. Our artists have very different styles, use different mediums and methods and we delight in these contrasts. They offer something for a variety of tastes and budgets and we are passionate about the quality of their work.

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