Aurel Scheibler hosts “Paperhouse”, the third solo exhibition at the gallery of the London-based artist Neil Gall. The show features new paintings and paper collages; fanciful, sometimes mysterious arrangements of everyday objects, toys, Plasticine, cardboard, threads, and adhesive tape serve the artist as models – the artist depicts them with an uncanny accuracy in his paintings and drawings. Gall’s works open up worlds that lie between reality and imagination.
With his most recent painting series Neil Gall takes a new turn. The focus has shifted to pure colour and form. With a formal reference to both Hard Edge and Illusionism the paintings appear at rst sight as large paper collages.
Maintaining the connection to the real world, Gall’s paintings are still abstract in their subject and play with the illusion of cut-outs – the meticulously painted holes, shadows and apparent kinks perfectly imitate the materiality of paper. The owing and lmy applied paints demonstrate a rich colour palette, which was inspired by covers of the famous art magazine The Studio from 1940s and 1950s.
- Neil Gall, Paperhouse (Installation View), 2016. Photo credits: Eric Tschernow.