H-Project Space, Bangkok - 5th June - 6th July 2014

Transition Gallery, London – 20th September – 12th October 2014

The Usher Gallery, Lincoln – 19th December 2014 - 19th April 2015 

Curated by Andrew Bracey

This innovative exhibition features the work of 118 international artists who have each selected a close-up from one of their paintings. These details will be printed and displayed together to give both a tantalising glimpse into the artworks, and create a huge collage of images. The exhibition was launched at H-Project Space in Bangkok and will tour to Transition Gallery and The Usher Gallery in the UK later this year. 

Artists include: Alexis Harding, Alli Sharma,  Andrew Stahl,  Annabel Tilley, Cathy Lomax, Daniel Sturgis, Estelle Thompson,  Fiona Curran,  Fiona Rae, Gordon Cheung, Gordon Dalton, Graham Crowley,  Iain Andrews, Katie Pratt, Katrina Blannin, Laura Lancaster, Lesley Halliwell,  Louisa Chambers, Maggie Ayliffe, Magnus Quaife,  Mimei Thompson, Natasha Kidd,  Paul Winstanley, Pavel Büchler, Rick Copsey, Rosalind Davis, Ruth Solomons, Sarah Pickstone, Sharon Hall, Shirley Kaneda, Sigrid Holmwood,, Steve Dutton, Yelena Popova and many more.

At H-Project Space the exhibition responded to the unique setting of the gallery; a traditionally constructed Thai house. The 118 artworks fitted into the distinctive wooden framework of the walls, completely filling and transforming the space. Seen on mass, the different artworks became a form of collage. Connections between the painting details are deliberately made by the curator in the display, as well as being formed serendipitously. Viewers are encouraged to make their own associations and interpretations of the juxtaposition of images. 

During the making of Lesley Halliwell's Spirograph drawings mistakes inevitably happen, paper tears, pens run out of ink or her hand slips; it is this irregularity within the system that breathes life, intensity and value to the work. (detail) has taken one of these key ‘moments’ which, under normal circumstances, would become absorbed into the overall composition. Lesley Halliwell's detail celebrates the change, rather than the similarity, of a repeated series.

More information can be found at: http://www.paintingdetail.com/