John Virtue: The Sea

John Virtue, The Sea, No 8, 2011-2013

John Virtue, The Sea, No 10, 2011-2013

The first major exhibition by this distinguished artist to open in London in five years now comes to Eastbourne.

In a striking departure from the huge paintings of London which formed the subject matter of his highly acclaimed exhibition at the National Gallery as Associate Artist in 2005, these new paintings take the vast, dark expanse of the North Sea as a central theme.

Over the last five years, Virtue has produced a significant body of work from large canvases to paintings of a few square inches and a group of monotypes.

Please note: due to an event The Sea – Lunchtime Concert on 12 March, the gallery will not be accessible from 11.30am to 1.30pm except for ticket holders.

You can now view footage or listen to the podcast of our sold-out event featuring John Virtue in conversation with Andrew Graham-Dixon.

The Sea is presented in association with Marlborough Fine ArtThe Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts

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