Unit London announces it’s new permanent home in the heart of Mayfair.
Unit London is pleased to announce the launch of our new 6000 sq. foot gallery space at 3 Hanover Square, London, in June 2018. The former Citibank property covers two expansive exhibition floors and will form the new central London flagship to house Unit London’s growing primary artist roster, in addition to a wider mix of creative collaborations and interdisciplinary cultural events.
Having established the gallery through a variety of immersive pop-up exhibition spaces around Central London, we are delighted to be able to bring our unique set of values and principles to the heart of London’s traditional art district. The space itself has been designed from the ground up by our founders to create an immersive, unorthodox, and unforgettable experience for guests and visitors.
The inaugural exhibition at our Mayfair flagship, The Garden, by South African artist Ryan Hewett will feature an entirely new series of brightly-saturated oil paintings, drawing on continued notions of fantasy and surrealism.
The eponymous hero piece, The Garden, lends its name to the title of the exhibition and can be viewed as a starting point for the artist’s evolving exploration of multi-dimensional landscapes and complex layering. The new body of work retains the heavily vigorous textural quality of Hewett’s distinctive earlier practice, alongside a juxtaposition of flattened angular shapes that draws the viewers’ focus back to the materiality and technique of traditional painting. The forthcoming exhibition signals a transition towards more ambitious large-scale painting thanks, in part, to Hewett’s move to a new studio space in his hometown of Cape Town in September 2017.