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Departure Points - New paintings by Miles Cole

09 April 2022 - 05 May 2022


We are delighted to debut the work of artist Mile Cole this April. In 2012 Miles returned to painting after a fifteen year hiatus, during which time he carved out a successful career as an illustrator, regularly working for The Economist, Tatler, The Times and The Wall St Journal.

His work is rooted in the tradition of British and European post-war Modernism, particularly abstract painting. Drawing inspiration from the experience of place - the rugged landscape of the Cornish coast or walking through the city of London with it's random geometry, these are departure points for an intuitive painting process that includes layering with palette knives, scratching back, adding texture with wax or marble dust, sanding down and exploring the role of accident & chance until the initial subject matter is transformed into a new reality - one of pure abstraction.

Music is also a significant factor in his work with a lot of his paintings titled after jazz tunes. Works often titled as a reference to the jazz music tradition of improvising around a structure, continuously refining, elaborating and reworking their theme.

Miles Cole’s work is held in numerous private and public collections internationally and we are pleased to welcome him to the family of artists represented here at the gallery.