Home Sweet Home

The concept of ‘home’ means different things for different people.

Nicholas Stevenson, Bear Fight
Nicholas Stevenson, Bear Fight

Illustrators Nicholas Stevenson and Angela Dalinger, however, may have more unusual ideas about the home than most.

Angela Dalinger, Dead Giant
Angela Dalinger, Dead Giant

Between them, their notions range from dead giants to bear fights to ‘kitchen ghosts’.

Nicholas Stevenson, Kitchen Ghost
Nicholas Stevenson, Kitchen Ghost

While these responses may trouble a psychiatrist, they look to make for wonderful viewing at a new joint exhibition opening next week at London’s Atomica Gallery.

Angela Dalinger, Psychic Interior.
Angela Dalinger, Psychic Interior.

The pair have worked together to create a series of images of imaginary homes, ‘allowing the viewer to indulge their voyeuristic inclinations’, says Atomica.

It’s interesting to see how the work has been informed by the relationship between the two artists, who worked on their paintings alone but in reaction to each other’s work, communicating only online. They will meet IRL for the very first time at the show’s opening, we’re told.

Angela Dalinger, Bed
Angela Dalinger, Bed

‘Indulging our curious natures, the paintings in Home Sweet Home portray private moments in which viewers may pass unnoticed and draw their own conclusions’, says the gallery.

‘The artists share a cynical sense of humour and their vision of the world is at once familiar and disturbing, quaint and brutal.’

Nicholas Stevenson, Psychic Interior
Nicholas Stevenson, Psychic Interior

 Eagle eyed readers may recognize Stevenson’s distinctive style from the cover of the fabulous Belly Kids Bill Murray colouring book, Thrill Murray.

Angela Dalinger & Nicholas Stevenson – Home Sweet Home runs from 14 August – 11 September at Atomica Gallery, 29 Shorts Gardens, London WC2H 9AP.

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