Art Review: My London @ Exposure Gallery

By ClaireG Last edited 99 months ago
Art Review: My London @ Exposure Gallery

City.jpg Showing at Little Portland Street's Exposure Gallery until 2nd March is a joint collection of the works of Rob Ryan and Stephen Walter, each renowned for their unique and intricate representations of locations, in this instance London.

Ryan's delicate pieces are painstakingly created with sheets of fine paper and a tiny scalpel is used to cut the image out of it. The results hang beautifully within their frames creating gently undulated romantic imagery, which has earned Ryan some impressive commissions including Liberty of London and a recent commemorative cover of Elle to celebrate 25 years of London Fashion Week.

Alongside Ryan's works Stephen Walter's pieces entitled 'The Island' map each London borough as well as amalgamating them in to one large illustration. Taking two years to complete, The Island ties the mapping of the city to its historical legacy from pre-Christian times to the present day. Walter's humorous take on etymology and signs, combined with the small scale mean that each viewing of the piece reveals something new and entertaining to look at.

My London is showing at Exposure Gallery until 2nd March. Admission is free. For more information visit the Exposure Gallery website.

Last Updated 06 February 2010