Exhibition Archive

Excavated Mutilations: New Work by Conrad Atkinson

25 October 2002 - 19 January 2003

Atkinson
Conrad Atkinson, Foot Wound, 2002 

In his first exhibition in London for ten years, the internationally acclaimed artist Conrad Atkinson produced a series of works made in response to paintings and sculpture in the Courtauld Gallery collections. Responding to recurrent images of violence in the Courtauld collections, from Fra Angelicos Imago Pietatis to Vincent Van Goghs Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear, Atkinson used embroidery, ceramics and painting to explore the relationship between the historic and the contemporary.