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Jake Grewal: Some days I feel more alive

[ Exhibition )

Painting of a forest in shadow with a dark figure in bottom right corner

This was an exhibition of quiet, thoughtful figures in the landscape by contemporary artist, Jake Grewal.

A mixture of charcoal drawings and paintings, Jake Grewal’s landscapes show nude figures that blend into the dark, earthy scenery. Influenced by British Neo-Romantic artists, such as Keith Vaughan, some of Grewal’s figures are alone, whilst others show intimate connections with one another. Grewal’s creative process involves working from his own photographs and sketches. He often paints outside, resulting in images illustrating the power of nature.

Grewal also selected artworks by Neo-Romantic artists to appear alongside his paintings. The selection included works by Prunella Clough, Graham Sutherland, and Keith Vaughan. These artists are all contemporaries of John Craxton, whose works were exhibited in the major exhibition, John Craxton: A Modern Odyssey (Oct 2023 – Apr 2024). Grewal’s choice set Craxton’s bleak drawings of wartime Britain and vibrant paintings of post war Europe in a wider context.

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Grey landscape with a hill tapering down from right side with three figures in the foreground - greyscale

Limited edition print 'Too Much to Say'

Introducing the limited edition of 80, hand-signed, and hand-numbered risograph prints of Jake Grewal’s artwork, ‘Too Much to Say’.

This piece has been exclusively produced by the Gallery to complement the exhibition and is a wonderful opportunity to acquire a piece of contemporary art.

The print is sold through Pallant Bookshop.

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Jake Grewal

Jake Grewal (b. 1994, London) lives and works in London. Drawing is central to Grewal’s practice and it is where an idea for a new work largely begins. Using predominantly charcoal, Grewal insistently repeats figures and scenes, often in different mediums and scales until his narratives are realised. Landscape and figure merge together and become one. Figures and trees dissolve and reappear on a journey together, sometimes cohabitating, sometimes being consumed, but always investigating the artist’s fascination with the passing of time.

Jake Grewal (b.1994, London, lives and works in London). Selected exhibitions include: Now I Know You I Am Older, Thomas Dane Gallery, London, England (2022); Dissolving Realms, curated by Katy Hessel, Kasmin Gallery, New York NY (2022); Drawing Room Biennial 2021, Drawing Room, London, England (2021); Deity, Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2020); Everyday is Sunday, UTA Artists Space, California CA (2020); No Time Like The Present, Public Gallery, London, England (2020); The Drawing Year, Open Studios 2019, London, England (2019); The Drawing Year End of Year Exhibition 2019, Royal Drawing School, London, England (2019); Best of the Drawing Year 18-19, Christie’s, London, England (2019); Full English, Platform Southwark, London, England (2019).