Artists, Jonathan O’Dea and Neil Irons, will display a series of artwork that explores human’s impact on our environment, both physically and psychologically with an underlying political aspect to it.

The artwork ranges in styles and techniques, from painting, drawing and sculpture.

The exhibition will form part of the program of events that marks the first London Borough of Culture in Waltham Forest. The London Borough of Culture is supported by the Mayor of London.

Artist: Jonathan O’Dea

Jonathan’s work is minimalist in nature in the way he uses colour, but at the same time, complex in its physical form in the way he uses materials to construct his work. Jonathan’s artistic techniques and use of materials have been strongly influenced by working in the construction industry since his teens. He has been producing and exhibiting his artwork professionally for over 16 years. In 2015, Jonathan was accepted as a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors, which is committed to the pursuit of excellence in the art form. Jonathan’s studio is located in Borough of Waltham Forest where he supported its successful bid to be the first London Brought of Culture for 2019.

Artist: Jonathan O’Dea, Title: This is the End, Media: Recycled doors, paint and mixed media, Year: 2019

Artist: Neil Irons

Originally from Scotland Neil has been based in London since 1987. His visual practise incorporates painting, sculpture, ceramics, film and drawing. Neil's recent paintings reflect contemporary landscape impacted by humanity and media driven imagery examining our society and the ways in which it is perceived. The figurative images can be viewed as postcards or social media posts whilst at the same time being grounded in the act of mark making and painting, they remain an abstraction. Alongside exhibiting his work, Neil has carried out and been short listed for many public art commissions and various art projects and residencies.

Artist: Neil Irons,Title: Come See, Media:  Ink on paper, Year: 2018.

18 May 2019 from 2 - 6pm
Dates: 18 - 26 May 2019
Times: 12 - 6pm