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Live portrait painting by Joel Mesler

Simon Lee Gallery, London
Friday 20 April and Saturday 21 April, 12 – 5pm.

On the occasion of the exhibition, and for two days only, Joel Mesler will be carrying out live portrait painting at the gallery, offering visitors the unique opportunity to engage with his practice in a very active and personal way. The 12 x 9 in. acrylic on canvas portraits will be painted by Mesler live in the gallery space, and available to buy for £200 each. With his trademark wit and idiosyncratic figurative style, the portraits will be composed with an economy of gesture and palette that is intrinsic to his work. Contrary to the works in the exhibition that are autobiographical and self-reflective, here Mesler turns his attention to the subject of the sitter. 

The artist will be available for live portrait painting on Friday 20 April and Saturday 21 April, 12 – 5pm. Booking is not required, but portraits will be carried out on a first come first served basis.

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