White Cloud Forming
30cm diameter
Sprayed acrylic on aluminum

This small painting was on show (alongside the work of 30 other artists) in Princelet Street, London as part of ‘Pourquoi London’ curated by Will Jarvis and Louise Chignac of Gertrude Art and Canopy Collections.


‘Pourquoi London’ is an exploration of the evolving language of art and an invitation to engage with the narratives that resonate with contemporary living artists. The London art scene has faced significant challenges in recent years and the impact of various global crises has been strongly felt by artists and galleries alike. The city increasingly needs to defend its place in the global art world, and the artists exhibited here help to highlight what it means to be an artist working in London today.

‘Pourquoi London’ will be presented in a space which is an antithesis to the white cube. Number 4 Princelet Street is located within the historic conservation area of Spitalfields, in east London. Built in 1723, the Grade II–listed Georgian house is an extremely rare location for public events. The 15 rooms and outdoor terraces feature original working fireplaces, south facing windows and skylights all drenched with atmosphere that emphasise its character and historical splendour.

Rather than being displayed in visual isolation against plain white walls, the artworks will be placed into conversation with the history of the building and by extension, the historical context of London more broadly.

Gertrude x Canopy Collections
Pourquoi London

22—24 March, 10am—6pm
4 Princelet Street, London E1 6QH













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