3 October 2012 at 2.19pm | Comment on this article
Paintings and drawings by Royal Opera House Scenic Artist Malcolm Key are to be the focus of an exhibition at the Gallery in the Crypt at St Martin-in-the-Fields.
Alongside occasional spells working for the National Theatre, Malcolm has spent his entire career at the Royal Opera House and has worked with the likes of David Hockney, Pablo Picasso, Sidney Nolan and Howard Hodgkin on both opera and ballet productions. Find out more about the famous artists who have designed for opera and ballet.
Martin’s own work reflects the trickery that takes place behind the curtain.
Commenting on his work, Malcolm says:
“The proscenium arch allows for a transformation of reality - for all imagery is possible. The ambiguity of theatre infuses my paintings and the canvas becomes an arena where time is caught between past and present. My paintings reflect on uncertainty in that they deal with the fearsome choices and the consequences of a life lived with that conflict.”
The exhibition runs from 15-21 October at St Martin-in-the-Fields.