29/09/2021 - 15/10/2021

New Work - Painting

PJ Crooks - Pandemonium

"Whist lying in bed, contemplating what form this exhibition should take, I remembered a painting I’d started in 2006 after being commissioned to go Japan to observe the people and culture. An almost six-foot square canvas of two sumo wrestlers, A Bout was in its infancy and it occurred to me that it might almost be analogous with the world’s current dilemma fighting the coronavirus, which like a wrestler throws back variant after variant. It is also in homage to the Morohashi Museum of Modern Art who currently have an exhibition of surrealism that contains works by Dali, de Chirico, Ernst, Masson, Miro and me."


St James's 2 Pall Mall, SW1Y 5LU