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Hay Hill Gallery will be presenting a double exhibition this February, featuring the established German artists Peter Henryk Blum and Oliver Estavillo. Differing wildly in style, these two shows contrast each other perfectly whilst connecting in theories of what it is to be human.

Peter Henryk Blum
'Fresh German Realism'
3rd February - 1st March 2014

Peter Henryk Blum is one of the most exciting German figurative artists of his generation. Using the Old Masters techniques of layer and glaze painting, his scenes are muted, selective with colour, like silent film reels and tinted sepia prints. Players are staged in ironically self-conscious poses where the melancholia of sad harlequins and heavily made up women is reminiscent of physical theatre. Light hearted or darkly surreal, the works are unsettling because it is clear these people are not alone in their secret rituals. Struck dumb, there is someone watching in the wings- and that person turns out to be you.
Oliver Estavillo
'Comédie Humaine'
3rd February - 1st March 2014

Oliver Estavillo has been referred to as "Pop-Brueghel" and "The Tarantino of Painting". His inspiration is taken from everyday life; the bizarre neighbours, serial killers, boring aunts and shrill parties. Ladies with budgerigar heads and droopy hats wear their pearls high to disguise crepey necks and sagging jowls. These are places where the meat-mottled women drink wine and fanged stags brawl under neatly mounted taxidermy testicles, operatic gatherings of tentacle-headed lurkers and emperors in need of new clothes. This ultra-violent fantasism scratches beneath the glittering surfaces to expose decay, confronting us with our own selfish bloodlust.

The exhibition will be held alongside a sculpture collection which features works by Eleanor Cardozo, Nicola Godden, Richard L.Minns, Andy Cheese, Jamie McCartney, Ian Edwards and Palolo Valdes.

With the compliments of the Hay Hill Gallery the pleasure of your
company is requested to attend the private view of the exhibition
Tuesday 4th February 2014, 6pm - 8pm
at the Hay Hill Gallery, 35 Baker Street, London W1U 8EN
rsvp@hayhillgallery.com, 020 7486 6006

E-mail: info@hayhillgallery.com