Ryan Hewett’s ‘Untitled’ @ The Unit London

The encapsulating work of South African artist Ryan Hewett evokes a nearly tangible sense of both realism and abstract portraiture. Executed with heady layers of free-flowing paint and palette knife texture, Hewett propels viewers through the thresholds of memory and imagination while depicting an internal passage of self-exploration and raw emotion.  With detailed composition, his distinct contemporary style, perspective and potent presentation fortify his affluence of beautifully penetrating imagery.  Simply put, Hewett’s work is as compelling as it is complex.

Depicting some of the most recognized leaders throughout history, Hewett’s solo exhibition, on April 24, 2015 at The Unit London, incorporates unbiased viewpoints into his highly anticipated collection of new paintings. Through an honest scope of venerated icons such as Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Abraham Lincoln, Hewett also portrays the infamous persona of Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin and Osama bin Laden.

Free of political machinations, his intense use of light, color and bold composition, exudes an intricacy that piques the imagination with wonder and nuanced emotion.

Ryan Hewett’s ‘Untitled’

Curated by Edward Lucie-Smith


 Private Viewing:

April 23, 2015 | 6-9PM

Exhibitions Dates:

April 24, 2015 – May 24, 2015

For purchasing information and availability, please contact the gallery directly.

The Unit London

9 Earlham St, Covent Garden
Ph. +44 (0)79 46221476
E. art@theunitldn.com

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