James Hyman is delighted to present an exhibition of recent paintings by Derrick Greaves, one of Britain's greatest painters of the last sixty years. The exhibition is an opportunity to marvel at Greaves's remarkable new paintings that are a playful and inspiring demonstration of creativity, invention and reinvention, by an artist in his 89th year.
Derrick Greaves is one of the most important painters in Britain and is extensively represented in museum and public collections. Greaves initially gained acclaim in the 1950s, when he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale along with the other 'Kitchen-Sink' painters with whom he was initially associated: John Bratby, Edward Middleditch and Jack Smith. After this short period his work swiftly developed into a more heraldic style that paralleled 1960s Pop Art. Flatness, linear precision and fields of colour have characterised his work of the last half a century as Greaves has shifted from an imagery based on nature and observable fact to more studio-bound imaginative constructs. In 2007 Lund Humphries published a major monograph on the artist, Derrick Greaves. From Kitchen Sink to Shangri La.
Derrick Greaves is represented by James Hyman Fine Art.