04/12/2021 - 03/02/2022
New Work - Painting
Aleph Contemporary present Joana Galego & Marcus Cope curated by Alistair Hicks - Insider / Outsider
‘You have made Art an outlet for the passions, a kind of chamber pot to catch the overflow of I don’t know what. It doesn’t smell good. It smells of hate!’ – Gustave Flaubert to his scorned lover Louise Colet.
"There is a fragmentary element to the world of both artists in this show: Marcus Cope and Joana Galego. It is possible to argue that one of many starting points for both of them is the work of the American R.B. Kitaj, who came to Europe as a GI in the middle of last century. Though older, he was a contemporary of David Hockney at the Royal College. He had a vision of a Bohemian café life, a constant flow of intellectual interchange. It was he who first coined the term School of London and was instrumental in helping promote the idea of London as a hub of living artists."