Edmond Brooks-Beckman, Spoken in Ochre

10 Nov – 20 Dec 2023
Frestonian Gallery, 2 Olaf Street, London W11 4BE

Frestonian Gallery is delighted to present the first major solo show of Edmond Brooks-Beckman following his graduation from the Royal College of Art in the summer of 2023.

Brooks-Beckman’s paintings present as extraordinary palimpsests wherein the artist’s command of surface, colour and composition is frozen in a carefully determined moment between working, overworking and undoing. The seemingly shifting layers of dense oil paint are criss-crossed with lines, figures, half-formed words and half-familiar forms that shimmer and seek recognition amid the swirling mass of colour – both subtle and bold – and of positive and negative space.