Julie Cockburn, Hazy
Phillip Gurrey, Maisie Broadhead, Glenn Brown, Sasha Bowles, Paul Stephenson, Matthieu Leger, Annie Kevans, Antony Micallef, Jasleen Kaur, Samin Ahmadzadeh, Julie Cockburn, James E Smith and Jake Wood Evans
The portrait has continued to be one of the most recognised, revisited, and arguably the most celebrated art forms throughout history.This brand new and exclusive exhibition to Nottingham Castle demonstrates how traditional figurative, often classical, portraiture continues to inspire artists today, and remains relevant within contemporary artistic discourse.
Reportrait presents thirteen artists who have reimagined historical portraiture, altered or disrupted classic notions of how the portrait is defined, or used an image or reproduction as a starting point to create something new. Consisting of new commissions made in direct response to the Nottingham City Museums & Galleries collections, along with loans and works straight from the artists studios, the exhibition showcases contemporary reinterpretations of portraiture through painting, photography, installation, digital art,sculpture, video and drawing, many of which have never been seen in public before. At a first glance we may recognise the source - especially where a historic painting, image or sculptural form is familiar to us - but each artist has made an unsettling step forward where original contexts have been exaggerated, altered, removed or even subverted into something fresh, challenging, and ultimately, exciting.
A seasonal pass is still available for unlimited entries to Nottingham Castle and its grounds for the duration of the exhibition. Please enquire directly at Nottingham Castle for more information, or visit www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk