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Tree of Lives - Perienne Christian, Luci Eyers, Timothy Hyman, Barbican Arts Group Trust


An exhibition including a collaborative mural

Friday 11th October 2-8pm Saturday 12th October 12-6pm Friday 1st November 2-8pm Saturday 2nd November 12-6pm

Atrium Space, Barbican Arts Trust Studios, 32a Hertford Road, N1 5SH

Working alongside in watercolour-on-paper within a fifteen foot high stairwell, three painters of different generations have been improvising for five days a complex, enigmatic image.

Perienne Christian works across the boundaries of observation, dream and imagination. Her current work looks at the connections between landscape -including everyday medicinal weeds and their folklore - and the role of the feminine. Scale and perspectives are not literal in the work. The space she aims to create reflects that described by Blaise Pascal; ‘an infinite space whose centre is everywhere, whose circumference is nowhere.’ There are no obvious narratives; rather something circular that has no beginning and no ending. Despite multiple viewpoints, the works carry stories, which the viewer can interpret for themselves. / @periennechristian

Luci Eyers studied painting at the Slade School of Fine Art where she was awarded the Henriques Scholarship. She went on to forge a career in media arts and during this time took part in residencies and performances at the ICA and the Baltic (Newcastle) and received Arts Council funding to commission new work by artists using technology. In 2006 she co-curated a London-wide media arts festival called Node.London. In 2012 she was accepted as one of the first students to join the Turps Studio postgraduate painting programme. She currently lives and paints in London. / @lucieyerspainting

Timothy Hyman was trained as a painter at the Slade; as well as ten London solo shows, he has exhibited widely and his work is in many public collection. He was elected a Royal Academician in 2011. He has taught and lectured at many galleries and art schools and was lead curator for the Tate’s Stanley Spencer retrospective. As a writer, his most recent book is THE WORLD NEW MADE; Figurative Painting in the Twentieth Century (Thames & Hudson). / @timothy_hyman

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