The Imaginary Figure: British Art of the 1980s

21 Sep - 02 Nov 13

Cathedral Interior - Thanksgiving by Sir Robin Philipson

Cathedral Interior - Thanksgiving by Sir Robin Philipson

In the 1980s a young group of British artists developed a bold, colourful, narrative painting style which was figurative, but more imaginary than realistic.

Similar trends in ‘new figurative’ art at the time could also be identified in Germany, Italy and the USA.

This exhibition focuses on British artists including a Glasgow based group which included Ken Currie and Adrian Wiszniewski, as well as John Bellany, Eileen Cooper and Elizabeth Frink.