Digital paintings

You still have time to see this excellent exhibition of digital paintings by Chris Von Steiner. It shares the large 3rd floor gallery with Laurie Lipton’s “Extraordinary Drawings” so you get to see two great shows in one visit.

I’m amazed that Chris creates these using just the computer mouse – not the stylus and tablet that most digital artists prefer. He tends to create a series of paintings which perhaps tell a story – The Snow King being a good example is reminiscent of Narnia and are my favourites. Others include familiar pop imagery and icons in bold colours, some mildly gruesome or fetishistic scenes – some very colourful dreams (or nightmares) are portrayed. Lovely.