Friday, April 22, 2005

A viewing amongst the bodies.

One of my colleagues, Giulio Vaccaro, is a talented artist. This evening Barnaby and I went along to his private view in the crypt of St. Pancras Church. This, one of the most atmospheric locations I have visited for a gallery perfectly set off Giulio's paintings, hypnotically lit by strobes and black lighting, forcing the painted images to jump forward at you, as though the very bodies in the vaults surrounding you were reaching out, about to touch you on the shoulder. Original crypt tombstones littered the corridors as you stumbled around from one crypt to the next. If you're looking for atmosphere, and you're not epileptic, then I fully recommend popping in to view for yourself, before the exhibition ends on the 28th April. Giulio's own website with fuller details can be found here.

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