(The photo is of an earlier work titled ‘Voodoo Kebab’)
Enver Gursev is a painter, sculptor and installation artist who has been working with joyfully twisted toy assemblages for many years. Born in 1968, he was a young protégé of the late Sir Eduardo Paolozzi, and went on to graduate from Camberwell College of Art. He has made his living as a professional artist ever since, taking commissions and teaching traditional oil painting techniques at the various art schools across the University of Arts London.
Small House Gallery has wanted to host a show of Gürsev’s assemblages since the very beginnings of Small House Gallery (2016). He said yes back then, but the stars have only just aligned now to allow it to happen. October tends to suit many of his themes, and it happens to be his birthday month, so in lieu of one of his legendary parties, we have this:
Enver will be taking over Small House Cottage & Small House Two with surreal re-creations of scenes from his long-standing ‘Dreams Journal.’ Expect strange, dark absurdity, childhood fears, with hints of wonder and a bit of pathos.
February: Louise Ashcroft
(Awaiting place-marker photo)