Exhibition Preview: David Piddock’s The Perspective of Time @ Adam Gallery

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Exhibition Preview: David Piddock’s The Perspective of Time @ Adam Gallery
Cubbitt Steps II, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 61 x 94 cm
Cubbitt Steps II, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 61 x 94 cm
Cubbitt Steps I, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 61 x 81 cm
Cubbitt Steps I, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 61 x 81 cm
St Katharine's Dock, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 59 x 244 cm
St Katharine's Dock, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 59 x 244 cm
Greenwhich Park, David Piddock, Oil on gessoed aluminium, 77 x 300 cm
Greenwhich Park, David Piddock, Oil on gessoed aluminium, 77 x 300 cm
The Observatory, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 59 x 244 cm
The Observatory, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 59 x 244 cm
Southbank, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 50 x 76 cm
Southbank, David Piddock, Oil on gesso board, 50 x 76 cm

As London obsessives, we like to bring you as many perspectives on London as we possibly can.

David Piddock’s new art exhibition, The Perspective of Time, offers yet another angle.

His new show is dominated by a series of panoramic urban landscapes. At first glance, they appear cartoonish, otherworldly. Look closer, and you’ll see they’re actually familiar London vistas: Greenwich Park, St Katharine Docks, the Southbank.

We particularly like the way the artist plays with perspectives, sometimes bringing the whole 360-degree panorama onto the canvas. They give the viewer the strange sensation of seeing around corners while looking straight ahead.

In addition to the urban landscapes in the show, The Perspective of Time includes a series of 10 smaller paintings called "Fragments." These pieces are the result of David exploring some of the lesser-known corners of London's museums, which sounds like a winning formula to us. You might notice some of these studies make their way into the larger works. You'll spot the V&A's Minotaur sculpture in the St Katharine’s Dock piece, for example. Head to the show next month to play more "I spy" with fantastic bits of everyone's favourite city...

David Piddock: The Perspective of Time is on at Adam Gallery, 24 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NJ from 6 to 20 December. Visit www.adamgallery.com to find out more.

Last Updated 29 November 2011