Home Sweet Home is a exhibition of new paintings at Atomica Gallery from Art Brut enthusiast Angela Dalinger and young British illustrator and artist Nicholas Stevenson. Offering viewers a snatched glimpse into a series of imaginary homes, both artists indulge in depicting domestic voyeurism which treads a thin line between the whimsical and the worrying. As we trespass through these residences, we may encounter anything from illegal pets to resident ghosts and wizard’s gardens.
Indulging our curious natures, the paintings in Home Sweet Home portray private moments in which viewers may pass unnoticed and draw their own conclusions. Often the paintings will be in direct communication with each other, both artists offering an alternative view point of the same scene, other times the dialogue between the paintings will be more covert.
Hailing from a small village on the edge of Hamburg, Germany, Angela Dalinger's seemingly naive style is absent of current cultural or artistic influences, something her relative isolation no doubt has a hand in. Nicholas Stevenson is an illustrator, artist and musician currently based in North London whose chalky gouache paintings have appeared in the likes of The New York Times and the cover of Belly Kids book, Thrill Murray. The two artists have been virtual friends for some time, but will meet for the first time at the Home Sweet Home opening!
Opening times: Mon-Fri: 11am – 7pm, Sat: 12pm – 5pm, Sun: 12 – 4pm
Opening reception: Thursday 14th August, 6-9pm