Two Croydon artists exhibiting in Poland

Two artists from Croydon are having their work showcased at a major exhibition in Poland.

Painters Geraint Evans and Lucy Cox are among 82 British artists being featured in the ‘Made in Britain’ show at the National Museum, in Gdansk.

Pic: Art by Lucy Cox

Pic: Art by Geraint Evans

The works displayed are part of the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.

This was created by artists Robert Priseman and Ally Seabrook, who wanted to promote recent works from British artists. The collection has expanded to over 120 paintings from more than100 artists, including David Hockney and Tracey Emin.Geraint Evans said: “It’s very exciting to be included in the Gdansk exhibition.  Although depicting a largely imaginary scene, the painting that is being shown in Gdansk is located in a specific place in South London and so this exhibition allows me to see how the work is received and understood by an audience with a very different set of cultural reference points”.

Pic: Art by Geraint Evans

He added: “My work has been included in the Priseman Seabrook collection for a couple of years now. I was included in an exhibition called the ‘London Painters’ Survey’ in 2015, an exhibition organised by Matthew Krishanu and through that I met Robert, invited him to visit an exhibition that I had curated for Wimbledon Space at Wimbledon College of Arts, UAL and we continued to talk about painting.”

Pic: Art by Geraint Evans

Lucy Cox said: “I feel honoured to be exhibiting in Poland alongside so many great painters including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Terry Greene and Natalie Dowse, and where 20th century artist Henryk Berlewi became one of the forerunners of optical art. I do not have expectations but look forward to experiencing artistic similarities and differences between Britain and Poland.”

The exhibition runs from the 14th March – 2nd June.

Pic: By Douglas Atfield, courtesy of the artist

For further information, visit Geraint Evans and Lucy Cox’s websites:


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