Taking place in Unit London’s temporary gallery outpost in Covent Garden, Jake Wood-Evans’ second exhibition with Unit London opened last week to much anticipation from collectors and admirers alike.
Guests outside Unit London Covent Garden for the Transitions private view.
Following the success of his 2016 show Subjection and Discipline, Transitions sees a shift of focus towards landscape and abstraction. Jake Wood-Evans’ new collection of 18 artworks include nods to his classic portraiture for which he has become known, as well as some striking abstract landscapes inspired by the great Constable.
Guests of Unit London for the Transitions private view.
Over 500 people turned out to see the new series of works by this rising star in British contemporary art, including many overseas collectors who couldn’t attend the private dinner to celebrate the exhibition a few days before.
Transitions private preview dinner at the gallery hosted by HIX.
The private dinner generously catered by HIX and sponsored by Remy Martin was attended by collectors and friends of the gallery surrounded by the recently installed artworks. In a setting fit for a king, guests dined, watched over by the Jake Wood-Evans’ beautiful reworkings of Old Masters.
Guests enjoy the complimentary Remy Martin cocktails at the opening reception.
Some stand-out pieces from the show include ‘Peace and War, after Rubens’, the original of which, painted in 1629, can be viewed at the National Gallery in London. This painting, and many others in the show, represent a shift in Wood-Evans’ use of vivid colour and light which certainly points towards the direction of things to come which regards to his painting style.