Andrew Litten‘s exhibition ‘Fragile Together’ is currently on show at JD Malat Gallery in Mayfair, London. This exhibition brings together recent large-scale figurative paintings, sculptures, and mixed media works on paper. Fragile Together is a raw and visceral multifaceted body of work that reflects our shared human vulnerability. The varied expressive handling of materials and the wide-ranging subjects denote the artist’s requirement for emotive articulacy. This body of work conveys potential human alienation and neurosis, whilst also reflecting our complicated co-existence. Through intensity, disturbance and agitation the works in this exhibition aim to encourage readings of compassion. Litten hopes to contribute to the dialogue of developing a kinder society.
The work itself is intended to be unguarded, full of raw nerves and emotionally varied. I look to create art that speaks of the love, anger, loss, personal growth and the private confusions we all experience in our lives. Where our vulnerability is made apparent, there is then a potential to relate to others. I want this exhibition to nurture a life affirming sense of our shared humanity and encourage wider readings of compassion. Empathy is powerful. Through these works I seek to create stories of authenticity and to explore the part of us that wants to care — to compress a sense of endurance of human spirit.
The exhibition runs from 12 May – 6 June 2021 at JD Malat Gallery, 30 Davies Street, Mayfair London W1K 4NB Exhibition Opening Hours: Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm. Saturday, 12pm – 6pm.
More information on the exhibition here