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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Kevin Coates displays artwork in Time Regained

20th September 2011

Artist and goldsmith Kevin Coates is currently showcasing a selection of his work in the Time Regained exhibition at The Wallace Collection.

The contemporary art exhibition features an eclectic range of works and will be on show daily between 10:00 and 17:00 until Sunday September 25th.

Time Regained explores the relationship between art and time and is an ideal way for art lovers staying in luxury London hotels to experience some of the best culture the capital has to offer.

Artworks in the exhibition include table pieces, sculpture, clocks, jewels set in wall mounts and multimedia wall pieces.

Coates, who has been described as a renaissance man, has been inspired by a wide range of artefacts and aesthetic traditions, including gothic armour, Maiolica, Boulle furniture, Meissen ewers and paintings by Flinck, Rembrandt, Canaletto, Lancret and Van Loo.

A number of Coates' key pieces are being shown for the first time and will be accompanied by a range of loans, including Lichfield Cathedral's St Chad Loving cup, Ovid Metamorphoses from an American collection and the iconic Amity Cup.

Also included is the Entry of the Queen of the Night Tiara, which was voted most popular object in the Jewellery Moves exhibition at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, the Flood Centrepiece commissioned by Schroders and the Athene Noctua brooch.

Coates' pieces can be found in a wide range of public and private art collections, including 10 Downing Street and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

The artist is considered to be one of Britain's foremost artist goldsmiths and is noted for the symbolic imagery he incorporates into his work and the precision of his technical execution.

Coates tends to use his work to explore major themes such as spirituality and draws heavily on the natural world, literature, music, mathematics, painting and theatre.
 


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