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Nigel Mullins: 21st Century Talismans

PRESS RELEASE

Nigel Mullins: 21st Century Talismans
Oct 14 – Nov 11, 2016

Everard Read London

Nigel Mullins: 21st Century Talismans

14 October - 11 November 2016

 

"I want to present my paintings as superstitious objects with bogus protective powers to bend reality in our favour. My paintings offer somehow to help you. 'Buy you time.' Or 'Reduce insignificance.’ Or 'Guarantee Afterlife.’ The squishy bodily qualities of paint, thick gestures, and sometimes outright messy application, are ideal to evoke a low-tech, talismanic object or fetish and our chaotic and often absurd strategies for controlling the vagaries of chance and guaranteeing a bright future."

- Nigel Mullins

 

 

Watch a short film about the artist here.

View the exhibition catalogue here.