Sip on prosecco and peruse the latest collection form Katie BuckettTessellate is an exciting new exhibition of works by hyper-realist painter, Katie Buckett, displayed at Lacey Contemporary Gallery from the 27 April-14 May. Katie, whose work has been likened to established painter Kehinde Wiley, will be presenting a new series of 10 portraits for this exhibition. Each is painted in her recognisable meticulous style, which highlights and exaggerates wide-eyed faces, elongated necks, and accentuated angles to create her surreal, almost alien-like portraits, placed against a backdrop of luxurious wallpapers reminiscent of a Victorian era.
Aspiring for photo-realism, Katie first captures the light and form of her subjects in her initial painting stages, before adding painstaking hyper-realistic detail. These final touches are what take the paintings to a new level of ‘realism’, accentuating details so that they pop from the canvas and transform the paintings from real to surreal. For this new series of paintings, Katie is also adding a glint of sparkle in each subjects' eyes in the form of a diamond.
The exhibition will open on Wednesday 27 April with a private view, with Katie herself present. Join her and Lacey Contemporary Gallery for a glass of prosecco to celebrate the occasion and enjoy the first viewing of Katie Buckett's Tessellate.
Under 18s will not be served alcohol. Valid ID required. This event is free, but entry is on a first come first served basis, so it can't be guaranteed. You need to be registered to store the event information in your profile, but rest assured, we won't charge you a penny.