The Stone Space proudly presents ‘What’s Going On?’, an exhibition of works by artist Jeff Cox that explores the themes of memory, relationships, birth, sex and loss.
Born in London in 1947, Cox now resides in Leytonstone and works from his studio in Hackney. He states that painting is a way of attempting to make sense of the world, and is in part a therapeutic activity.
“I wish to involve the viewer in my paintings. To question what is going on.”
Cox uses colour in an emotional and intuitive way, while his forms and compositions explore the area between the abstract and the figurative. He uses the form of the square to imply a sense of order but questions whether there is real order to the world. In a postmodern media-saturated society Cox maintains that painting remains a vital means of expression. While no single style can be dominant, painting is real and direct.
“What can be meaningfully said about art?”
Exhibition dates 31 May – 17 June 2012
Private View Thursday 31 May 18:30 – 21:30
Talks and discussions
Jeff will be at The Stone Space to lead two discussions on contemporary art on Thursday 7th June: 6:30pm and Saturday 16th June 3pm. These events are free to attend and no booking is required.