Adrian Ghenie: The Fear of NOW

12 Oct-22 Dec 2022
PV 11 Oct 2022, 5.30-7.30pm


Adrian Ghenie's most extensive painting show in the UK in almost a decade 

New oil paintings and charcoal drawings by acclaimed artist Adrian Ghenie will be presented at Thaddaeus Ropac in his most extensive exhibition in London for almost a decade. The Fear of NOW reflects a key shift in the artist’s themes and practice. Revisiting his enduring interest in portraiture through a group of figurative works, Ghenie records the impact of the Digital Era on the human condition and its physiological effects on the body. In turn, a group of paintings portraying the American icon Marilyn Monroe examines the multifaceted personas of public figures that constitute, what the artist terms, the ‘soup of fame’. Together, these two bodies of work offer a powerful reflection on the transformation of contemporary society.