Caroline Achaintre  Christine Roland  Jonathan Trayte  

Ah Sun-flower ! Weary of Time

Jean-Marie Appriou  

Flora and Fauna

Angelique de Folin  Harumi Klossowska de Rola  

Lydia Gifford

Lydia Gifford  


Maria Thurn und Taxis  

Le Ravissement des Couleurs

Pierre Lesieur  

Visual Vertigo

Anton Alvarez  


Leandro Feal  

Laesae Majestatis

Egle Jauncems  

The Weather in Russia is Fine

Kjetil Berge  


Anton Alvarez  Jonathan Trayte  

Of Things Long Forgotten

Radhika Khimji  Anne Roger Lacan  

The Beast Within

Maria Thurn und Taxis  


Antony Easton  

Seven Days of Luck

Michel Pérez Pollo  

Electric Dreams

Ching-yuk Jade Ng  Madeleine Roger-Lacan  Faye Wei Wei  


Angelique de Folin  


James Franco  

9 Times the Modern Man and Moon

Alasdair McLuckie  

Spring Awakenings - Frühlingserwachen

Dean Adams  

Strange I've Seen That Face Before.....

Caroline Achaintre  Anne Roger Lacan  

Fat Squirrel

James Franco  

In Praise of Shadows

Barnaby Hosking  

Wrapper's Delight

Anton Alvarez  

Weight and Measure

Martin Creed  Jose Dávila  Richard Long  Pedro Cabrita Reis  Fredrik Vaerslev  

The Cosmic Artisan

Elena Bajo  Dieter Hammer  Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh  Gregory Polony  Artie Vierkant  

Spazio Luce

Alberto Di Fabio  

Abstract Thoughts

James White  

In Praise of Shadows

Barnaby Hosking

Jul 19th - Oct 20th 2014
Houghton Hall, Norfolk, UK

This exhibition charts the development of the artists practice during and after his residency at Houghton Hall, which began in June 2013 when Hosking erected a Mongolian yurt in the grounds. Nestled within this bucolic surrounding, Hosking would lead a solitary life making art for five months under the guise of an "Ornamental Hermit". Since then, Hosking has continued to use this rich experience as fertile soil for a body of work that ranges in mediums from painting, sculpture, sound and more recently, bleached velvet.

Hosking’s practice commonly involves embarking on solitary art making expeditions, which necessarily remove him self from the distractions of modern life. During these periods of prolonged introspection and relationship, an intimacy arises with oneself and ones surroundings that Hosking argues, is rarely achieved during the progressively short attention span offered by the continuing proliferation of media and technology.

An important vehicle to communicate this sense of intimacy is Hosking’s use of velvet, which attempts to bridge his photographic imagery with the recollection of experience as tactile feelings. The technique of bleaching imagery into the velvet invokes the action of memories being imprinted in the mind through the clearing away of extraneous thoughts to reveal the clarity and depth of an experience. Presented in this exhibition for the first time are large abstract developments of this technique which, through their embracing depth and scale, captures for prosterity, the phenomenalogical experience of Hosking’s residency as this exhibition marks its unofficial completion.


Barnaby Hosking

The Guest (Electric blue)
bleached velvet
119 x 81 cm


Barnaby Hosking



Barnaby Hosking



Barnaby Hosking



Barnaby Hosking

Installation View

Wrapper's Delight

Anton Alvarez