Art Review: Maro Gorky @ Long & Ryle

Tabish Khan
By Tabish Khan Last edited 77 months ago
Art Review: Maro Gorky @ Long & Ryle
Roosting Peacocks, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Roosting Peacocks, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Scabious, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Scabious, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Wide Persimmon Tree, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Wide Persimmon Tree, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Palm Trees, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Palm Trees, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Cherry Blossom, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery
Cherry Blossom, Maro Gorky, Courtesy Long & Ryle Gallery

Most people know that independent galleries are mainly found in Mayfair, but there is a collection of contemporary art galleries in Pimlico that you may not have seen.

One of these galleries is Long & Ryle and it's currently showcasing the latest paintings by Maro Gorky. The best way to describe Gorky’s work is ‘if you loved Hockney’s current exhibition at the Royal Academy, you’ll enjoy these’. She uses the same bold and bright colours as Hockney, but with delineation akin to Magritte.

Gorky’s small selection of landscapes seem to capture the essence of the Tuscan scenery she’s painted, but it’s when her works take on a more surreal tone that they become more absorbing. The peacocks roosting in a tree that's in the shape of a peacock’s feather is a personal favourite because it flirts with surrealism but remains grounded in reality. The only downside to Gorky's work is that it may be a bit too similar to Hockney's to truly differentiate itself in the burgeoning London art scene.

If you like her works then they are available to purchase, or you can simply browse and bask in the vivid colours.

Maro Gorky: The Geometry of Nature is on at Long & Ryle Gallery, 4 John Islip Street, SW1P 4PX until 24 March. Entrance is free.

Last Updated 24 February 2012