This June, we present a new solo exhibition by South African artist, Ryan Hewett. New Paintings centers around Hewett’s late painterly works, which draw on the artist’s captivation with vibrant and abstract portraits, alongside a developing interest and representation of figurative anatomy through distinctive shapes and concentric circles.
Guests admiring Minx, 2019
Renowned for his brooding and evocative paintings, Ryan Hewett’s fascination with portraiture does not focus on the external likeness of a subject; but rather an inner journey of self-exploration and expression. The fragmented segments present in Hewett’s works dissect forms and faces to a point of abstraction, resulting in an aesthetic that is both joyous, through the vibrancy of the colour palette, and yet simultaneously unnerving, due to the exposed figures he reveals.
Guests at the Private view
The Private View, which took place on Wednesday 19 May, was an emotive and celebratory occasion, perfectly complementing the atmosphere created in Ryan Hewett’s works. The event was attended by over 500 guests, who filled the gallery space with stimulating conversation while admiring Hewett’s’ latest works and enjoying delicious Rum cocktails provided by Brugal 188.
A guest admiring one of Ryan Hewett’s beautiful paintings
New Paintings is on show at Unit London Mayfair until 13 June 2019.
An evening enjoyed with...
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Brugal 1888 is a complex yet balanced spirit that stimulates the senses and evolves in the glass. Enjoy 1888, sip by sip. Guests enjoyed two special cocktails at Ryan Hewett’s Private View, 1888 Treacle and Storm of 1888.