NEWS WINTER  2019

 After the success of my engraving in the Royal Academy “The Parliament of the Long Noses” and the on going political chaos, I have been producing a series of works “The Johnson Collection”, which I post on Instagram in response to the twists and turns of events in the psycho-drama of Brexit. Currently there are 20 in the series and the plan is to show them with Jill George at the Coningsby Gallery 30 Tottenham Street Fitzrovia W1T 4RJ from November 25th to 6th December. They can all of course be seen on Instagram @chrisorrra and are all for sale.

 

By contrast, I spent much of the Summer working on a large engraving of a waterfall in Wales called “The Boiling Pot” or for Welsh speakers “Y Pot Berwi “. I spent 3 days drawing in front of the waterfall directly onto the plastic engraving plate. The subsequent work and the printing of the edition was completed in my workshop at Worton Hall by mid October.

 

At Curwen, Worton Hall I have just finished a new lithograph entitled “High and Low- Naples and Scarborough” made from drawings done last summer on my travels. The theme plays on the parallels between Vesuvius with the city of Naples lying beneath, and the Grand Hotel in Scarborough above the beach thronged with day trippers. Part of my ideas came from the 1963 film by Francesco Rosi “La mani sulla citta”(Hands over the city) and also the Akita Kurosawa film “High and Low” also of 1963 set in Tokyo. Naples and Scarborough May yet be twinned.

 

In January 2020 I will be showing  new paintings with Jill George at the London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington. The plan is to show a new painting “The Battersea Shield” about the crossing of the Thames not far from the Albert Bridge  by Julius Caesar in AD 56.

 

If you are interested in coming to the studio to see more work, please do email us and make an appointment.

 

Chris Orr November 2019

 

 

NEWS WINTER  2019

 After the success of my engraving in the Royal Academy “The Parliament of the Long Noses” and the on going political chaos, I have been producing a series of works “The Johnson Collection”, which I post on Instagram in response to the twists and turns of events in the psycho-drama of Brexit. Currently there are 20 in the series and the plan is to show them with Jill George at the Coningsby Gallery 30 Tottenham Street Fitzrovia W1T 4RJ from November 25th to 6th December. They can all of course be seen on Instagram @chrisorrra and are all for sale.

 

By contrast, I spent much of the Summer working on a large engraving of a waterfall in Wales called “The Boiling Pot” or for Welsh speakers “Y Pot Berwi “. I spent 3 days drawing in front of the waterfall directly onto the plastic engraving plate. The subsequent work and the printing of the edition was completed in my workshop at Worton Hall by mid October.

 

At Curwen, Worton Hall I have just finished a new lithograph entitled “High and Low- Naples and Scarborough” made from drawings done last summer on my travels. The theme plays on the parallels between Vesuvius with the city of Naples lying beneath, and the Grand Hotel in Scarborough above the beach thronged with day trippers. Part of my ideas came from the 1963 film by Francesco Rosi “La mani sulla citta”(Hands over the city) and also the Akita Kurosawa film “High and Low” also of 1963 set in Tokyo. Naples and Scarborough May yet be twinned.

 

In January 2020 I will be showing  new paintings with Jill George at the London Art Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington. The plan is to show a new painting “The Battersea Shield” about the crossing of the Thames not far from the Albert Bridge  by Julius Caesar in AD 56.

 

If you are interested in coming to the studio to see more work, please do email us and make an appointment.

 

Chris Orr November 2019