Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Why not commission a Pye portrait?

Harry Pye graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1995. Over the years Harry's paintings have been selected for shows at; The Barbican, Calvert 22, The Discerning Eye Mall Gallery, The Bankside Gallery, The Creekside Art Gallery, and festivals such as; Elefest and Deptford X. 

 Pye's work featured in two group exhibitions at Tate Modern; Save Our Souls, and Inside Job
His paintings have also been exhibited in galleries in; Australia, Brazil, China, Denmark, and Estonia. Pye paintings have been sold to raise money for charities such as Art Against Knives, Break Through, Action For Children, Kids & Co, CARA, Depression Alliance, Friends of the Earth, and The National Brain Appeal. His paintings have appeared on record sleeves, posters on the underground and the cover of the Tate Staff Handbook. His work has appeared in numerous publications including; The Times, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, Frieze, and Turps Banana. His collaborative exhibition with Jasper Joffe (Joffe et Pye) was rave reviewed on BBC Radio 4. Speaking on Saturday Review, The director of the I.C.A, Ekow Eshun's response to the show was: "Intense feelings about love, loneliness and fear, anxiety, desire and hope, and ambition all come into play into these paintings. Very powerful I thought. What could have been fey, arch, or game playing was actually very warm. Harry was the winner of a Daily Mirror's Paint Tony Blair competition judged by Gilbert and George. The Week magazine said of Harry's work, "Pye's apparent naivety is accompanied by a strong sense of construction and design. Their directness and humour are appealing" And the critic Ana Finel Honigman described him as one of "London's premiere puckish artists and curators." 
 You can commission Harry to paint yourself, a loved one, a pet or someone you admire. No meeting is necessary as he'll work from photographs or j-pegs. The price of the portrait will depend on the size of the canvas. A small painting can be purchased for as little as £100 (not including postage and packing). Contact Harry at: harry_pye@hotmail.com

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