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Enjoy Alex Lowery exhibition in Mayfair

3rd February 2012

Guests staying at hotels in Marble Arch may be interested in attending a new art exhibition coming to the Art First gallery in nearby Mayfair.

Acclaimed artist Alex Lowery will be showcasing a selection of his work at Art First from Tuesday February 21st to Friday March 23rd.

Exhibition goers will have the opportunity to view Lowery paintings, which are typically inspired by Dorset's West Bay and the neighbouring island of Portland.

The artist has previously spoken about being attracted by the elusive nature of Dorset's West Bay and by the small cliffs abutting E. S. Prior's apartment block at the edge of the harbour.

Many of Lowery's works also feature marine motifs such as piers, jetties, warehouses, seafront houses, cliffs, shingle, concrete sea breakers and the sea.

Using modernist artistic techniques, Lowery composes striking still life images from light industrial subjects.

The exhibition will be open from Tuesday to Friday between 10:00 GMT and 18:00 GMT and on Saturday between 11:00 GMT and 16:00 GMT.

Born in London in 1957, Lowery now lives and works in Dorset. He studied at the Bath Academy of Art for his foundation year before going on to the Sir John Cass school of Art between 1978 and 1979 and completing his education at the Central School of Art between 1979 and 1982.

Lowery's first exhibition in London was held at the Rocket Gallery in 1995, while his debut at the Art First gallery came in 2000.

The artist's work is famed for its inclusion of simple forms, flattened spaces, heightened colours, a sense of artistic subtlety and formal precision.

Lowery has stated that his artistic work has been influenced by the work of famous American painters such as Edward Hopper and Alex Katz. Art critics have also drawn comparisons between Lowery's work and that of the Italian futurist artist De Chirico.


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