Gallery Visit | Denzil Forrester Private View

Recently I was given the opportunity to visitTramps, a venuein Islington to see a private view of Denzil Forrester’swork. One of the things that really stuck me was the limited size of the venue compared to the scale of the impactful work. One of the most stand out pieces was the Three Wicked Men. Oil on canvas, which stood 274 x 370. I found that the size of the venue and the capacity of people there placed a limitation of how you seen the work, there was no space to really step back and appreciate the scale of the work. Nevertheless, I was inspiring to see such vibrant and expressive work communicating Caribbean British live in the 80s, giving voice to the children of the Windrush generation and what they faced in their day to day lives.

Parys Gardener

I’m a Bristolian studying illustration and visual communication in London and I like to base my work around both everyday experiences as well as documenting  my journey through life as a black woman of Jamaican decent. I’m interested in identity, sociology and culture and work across a range of mediums.