It’s not often I see something I like, no really that’s actually true. A huge amount of contemporary art is at best forgettable and at worse just plain bad.
So walking into the Haunch of Venison gallery off Piccadilly last July imagine my glee at finding in the upper galleries perhaps the best modern painting I have seen in a very long time.
The artist responsible was Adrian Ghenie. The Haunch of Venison’s summary works well enough on its own I think so here it is:
The work of Romanian painter Adrian Ghenie demonstrates an enduring fascination with European history, addressed through ideas relating to memory, trauma and extremism in the Twentieth century.
Here is a small selection of his work:Follow @ispyer