Yves “you feel like you leave knowing a part of the story”
Skin by Christopher Hanson, at Humble Gallery until 21 March
Christopher Hanson paints large scale portraits, and at his exhibition ‘Skin’ at Humble Gallery he questions the representation and perception of dark coloured skin, both in society and in the media. His realistic painting style and the way he positions his sitters face on and close-up demands their attention and creates a familiarness with the viewer. You feel like you leave knowing a part of the story of each of the characters that stare back at you.
Humble Gallery is based in West Ham and looks to connect to surrounding communities, with Newham as one of the most diverse boroughs in London and the UK. The gallery is housed at Rosetta Arts, an organisation that looks to make art as accessible to all audiences as possible, through its programme of art and creative courses and workshops. They also have artist studios and pottery, printmaking, darkroom and photography facilities to support people in the community at all levels of learning and development. An inspiring place to work from, not least because of its historical setting in a beautifully bright Victorian primary school.
Image: Rosetta Arts