Art Review: The Great Escape @ Degree Art

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 64 months ago
Art Review: The Great Escape @ Degree Art
Abigail Box, The bigger splash
Abigail Box, The bigger splash
Abigail Box, Louder than life
Abigail Box, Louder than life
Abigail Box, Tearing it up
Abigail Box, Tearing it up
Abigail Box, Owl trouble
Abigail Box, Owl trouble
Abigail Box, Cat in a parka: A creature by definition
Abigail Box, Cat in a parka: A creature by definition

Big cats are majestic animals that should only look at home in the wild. Not so in Abigail Box's artworks where they can be seen asleep on an armchair in a garden or strolling past a swimming pool.

Though Box's portfolio is wider than just her big cat paintings, this show is focussed on her pieces that feature lions and tigers — with some owls and a cat in a parka thrown in for good measure.

The domestic settings and the relaxed postures of the big cats gives her art a surreal feel that's both pleasing to the eye and mildly amusing.

The Great Escape is on at Degree Art, 12a Vyner Street, E2 9DG until 29 April. Entrance is free.

Last Updated 08 April 2012