David Hepher

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Chloé Nelkin visits several exhibitions including David Hepher: Lace, concrete and glass, an elegy for the Aylesbury Estate at Flowers, London, on view through February 25, 2012.

Nelkin notes that Hepher's paintings explore "take something ugly and imbue it with a sense of carefully considered beauty. The façades may have once been uniform but by focusing on such detail, he refreshes these buildings, concentrating on individual sections. Using a close-up grid structure, Hepher exploits the angular architecture of the flats, creating a moving portrait of Brutalist architecture with idealistic scenes of escapism used to contrast the grittier surfaces of the buildings."

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