Lifestyle at Bethlem Gallery is a solo exhibition by Raymond, exploring domestic interiors and the practice of drawing.
The exhibition features drawings and paintings made over decades by Raymond, an artist who has exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and the Southbank Centre.
Working from images in lifestyle and interior design magazines and the world around him, Raymond creates stylised drawings of domestic interiors, people and objects, characterised by an individual sense of perspective, heavy outlines, and flat blocks of colour.
Works in this exhibition explore and critique the idealised interiors and lifestyle imagery we see everywhere. With his curved mark making, multi-point perspectives and use of solid, bright colour, Raymond gives the interiors of glossy magazines texture and movement. Often the lines of these velvety drawings stretch right to the edge of the paper or board, inviting the viewer in.
A film about Raymond drawing forms part of the exhibition.
Problem Solving Drawing Workshop with artist Yas Martinez
Saturday 10th September 2022, 11am-1pm, Bethlem Gallery
Join this workshop with artist Yas Martinez to explore the use of lines and reinventing perspective in drawing.
Online Talk: Artist Corinne’s ‘Dolls House’
Thursday 22nd September 2022, 2pm – 3pm, Online (Zoom)
Join this online event where artist Corinne will talk about her work and share her art practice, followed by a short Q&A session. Corinne’s ‘Dolls House’ sculpture will be exhibited in the Gallery Studio from October onwards. The Doll’s House or ‘Satis house’ was hatched through a remote Nest residency, with Talking Birds Coventry.
3D Model Making Workshop with artist Adrian Flaherty
Saturday 24th September 2022, 11am-1pm, Bethlem Gallery
Join this workshop to recreate model interiors inspired by Raymond’s work.
Adrian’s sculptural models will be exhibited in the Gallery Studio space for the duration of the show.