The Last Supper is a contemporary art gallery based in Clapham, South West London. The gallery curates works of conceptual and contemporary art with an emphasis on craft and minimalism. Established in 2014, the gallery now represents a variety of UK-based and international artists from Spain, Switzerland, Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, South Africa, Japan and America.
The Last Supper presents for November 2017 the exhibition ‘Wisdom, Mercy, Intimacy, Relief’, a solo show of works (oil and mixed media paintings) by Spanish artist Francisco Jiménez.
Jiménez’s work explores the intimate and personal ways of seeing the human form. He confronts parallel themes of isolation and attachment as a duality of the human condition. These works depict the effusive desire to capture the soul and the innocence of the human form through art. Full of feelings and ideas, textures and forms, these works reveal the essence of the human condition. Francisco’s aim is to immerse the viewer in his world with his characteristically strong style. This is a world of intimate places, imperfections and sensibility which follows the lines of the human body and the aura that surrounds people.
Francisco was born in 1987 in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. He soon moved with his family to Madrid, where he became absorbed by the great world of painting. It was in this big city where he became absorbed by the great world of painting and in particular the beauty of the human body in art; the nude. Francisco was influenced by the rich artistic scene in Madrid and began to find his artistic style by experimenting with different mediums and materials. A significant turning point in the development of his work was attending an exhibition by artist Antoni Tàpies. Seeing the work of Tàpies allowed Francisco the freedom to experiment with applying different textures and materials to canvas.
Images © Francisco José Jiménez
‘Wisdom, Mercy, Intimacy, Relief’ by Francisco José Jiménez
The Last Supper Gallery, 42 Webbs Road, SW11 6SF (www.the-lastsupper.com)
From 07 Nov to 02 Dec 2017