Tim Head

Anthony Reynolds Gallery

Things are getting worse. If the Last Days are not actually upon us, they can at least be relied upon to arrive at any moment. The portents are everywhere. We each have our own inventory of the impending terribellum, our own sense of crisis; and even if the End isn’t Nigh, then the myth that it might be sustains us. Myths, as useful as they can be dangerous, serve as instruments of power and control by governments and lobby groups as subject matter for artists. Crisis is good copy.

Tim Head’s paintings often look like enlargements of designs for the fashion trade. Organic motifs repeat in various combinations and color schemes against flat backgrounds in suitably jolly or mildly “shocking” hues, and the mood from painting to painting is varied enough to suit every occasion. Head recently collaborated with clothes designer Georgina Godley on a new spring line, and soon we shall be seeing

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