Londonessence: Adoration at Gallery@OXO: Ed Gray

24 - 28 September 2014

Londonessence: Adoration is a new exhibition of works by London artist Ed Gray, inspired by 16th Century Renaissance paintings from the National Gallery. The exhibition explores Gray’s adoration of London and his search for its essence through the spirit of Londoners

These gritty everyday London figurative scenes of adoring football fans on matchdays and commuters in tube stations draw the viewer in to look for the extraordinary within the ordinary. Each painting is filled with real people sketched from the streets of the city and suffused with cultural references, myths and heartfelt human emotion.
‘The real magic of Ed Gray’s work is that he doesn’t seek to tame the city. Ed’s art doesn’t freeze the teeming streets, but unleashes all their kinetic wonder. These are not still lives, but motion pictures. And if Ed paints movies, to me they are musicals; buzzing with jazz and the glorious accidental choreography of crowds’. Robert Elms


Gallery@OXO, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse, 22 Bargehouse Street, SE1 9PH


Ed Gray will be giving free tours of this show at 11 am and 3pm on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 


 Win an Ed Gray framed print of your choice, worth £495!

Raffle tickets £1, available from:
GX Gallery, 43 Denmark Hill, SE5 8RS,

Southwark News, Unit A302, Tower Bridge Business Complex, Clement’s Road, SE16 4DG
Prize Draw on Saturday 25th October at GX Gallery at 12 noon For more information, email