“This show is an act of rebellion. I create works in the most conventional medium - oil paints. It took me years to find the courage to finally negotiate with myself that painting, no matter how representational its intentions, does not rival a camera…and in fact cannot be compared at all. It is a very flawed argument to deem the two as serving the same purpose”.
Grosvenor Gallery is delighted to announce its upcoming exhibition, ‘Super Natural’, New works by Faiza Butt. The exhibition will open at the gallery with a private view on Thursday, 7 October 2021 from 6-8pm. Faiza will be hosting a tour of the exhibition for Frieze West End Night on Thursday, 14th of October at 7pm.
‘Super Natural’ marks a seminal moment in Faiza’s career, as she returns to painting in oils after a long hiatus, since her days at the Slade school of Art in the 1990s. Faiza joined art education during the hay day of post-modernist debates, where ‘painting’ was declared dead. Her MA years at the Slade were spent discussing how unnecessary it was to represent life through painting, when there were cameras available to capture every moment. “We discussed the death of painting and its rationale every day, in the so called ‘painting department’.”