Scene II: Bumps on Paper

7 Mar-5 Apr 2024

Matt Carey-Williams​​​​‌‍​‍​‍‌‍‌​‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‌‌‍‍‌‌‍‍​‍​‍​‍‍​‍​‍‌​‌‍​‌‌‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‌​‌‍‌​‍‍‌‍‍‌‌‍​‍​‍​‍​​‍​‍‌‍‍​‌​‍‌‍‌‌‌‍‌‍​‍​‍​‍‍​‍​‍​‍‌​‌‌​‌‌‌‌‍‌​‌‍‍‌‌‍​‍‌‍‍‌‌‍‍‌‌​‌‍‌‌‌‍‍‌‌​​‍‌‍‌‌‌‍‌​‌‍‍‌‌‌​​‍‌‍‌‌‍‌‍‌​‌‍‌‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌‍‌‌
London W2 2BS


Accompanying the first Episode, Bump is a smaller survey – a second Scene – of Bumps on Paper, featuring a medley of works executed in inks, watercolours, pastels, charcoal, pencils, and even blood. Ten artists continue to explore the germination, efflorescence and eventual bloom and boom of the bump in their work; this time, however, in moments invariably more graphic in sensibility and application and always executed on the more supple yet ticklish surface that paper provides. The result is a diverse group of works that engage with a veritable slalom of bumps and consequently deliver a spectrum of unexpected encounters and palpable flukes as they navigate the confines of their object whilst excavating the possibilities of their subject through the alchemy of their craft.