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  • Tom Martin - 'Trisection'
    165 x 95 cm

    Tom Martin - 'Trisection', acrylic on aluminium composite panel, 165 x 95 cm
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  • Daniel Smith - 'Red House'
    107 x 71 cm

    Daniel Smith - 'Red House', oil on canvas, 107 x 71 cm
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  • Daniel Smith - 'Untitled'
    107 x 71 cm

    Daniel Smith - 'Untitled', oil on canvas, 107 x 71 cm
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  • Tom Martin - 'Clips II'
    125 x 65 cm

    Tom Martin - 'Clips II', acrylic on wooden panel, 125 x 65 cm
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  • Simon Hennessey, 'Reach Out and Touch'
    46 x 61 cm

    Simon Hennessey, 'Reach Out and Touch', acrylic on panel, 46 x 61 cm
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  • Simon Hennessey - 'Reach Out and Touch (2)'
    42.5 x 60.5 cm

    Simon Hennessey - 'Reach Out and Touch (2)' , acrylic on panel, 42.5 x 60.5 cm
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  • Simon Hennessey - 'Pimlico Girl'
    100 x 100 cm

    Simon Hennessey - 'Pimlico Girl', acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm
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  • Simon Hennessey - 'I ♥ Realism'
    90 x 160 cm

    Simon Hennessey - 'I ♥ Realism' , acrylic inks on canvas, 90 x 160 cm
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  • Andrew Tift - ' 'Round Midnight'
    82 x 53 cm

    Andrew Tift - ' 'Round Midnight', acrylic on board, 82 x 53 cm
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  • Andrew Tift - 'Suspicious-Minds'
    55 x 31 cm

    Andrew Tift - 'Suspicious-Minds', acrylic on board, 55 x 31 cm
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  • Andrew Tift - 'Space-Oddity'
    55 x 31 cm

    Andrew Tift - 'Space-Oddity', acrylic on board, 55 x 31 cm
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  • Andrew Tift - 'Self Portrait'
    84 x 67 cm

    Andrew Tift - 'Self Portrait' , charcoal and graphite on paper, 84 x 67 cm
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  • Andrew Tift - 'Harajuku Punk'
    54 x 41 cm

    Andrew Tift - 'Harajuku Punk', acrylic on canvas, 54 x 41 cm
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  • Christian Marsh - 'Shibuya Crossing at Night, Tokyo'
    170 x 140 cm

    Christian Marsh - 'Shibuya Crossing at Night, Tokyo' , oil on canvas, 170 x 140 cm
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  • Christian Marsh - 'Kings Park, Perth'
    70 x 170 cm

    Christian Marsh - 'Kings Park, Perth', oil on canvas, 70 x 170 cm
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  • Nathan Walsh - 'Multiverse'
    144 x 188 cm

    Nathan Walsh - 'Multiverse', oil on linen, 144 x 188 cm
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  • Nathan Walsh - 'Lloyd's Vertical'
    204 x 125 cm

    Nathan Walsh - 'Lloyd's Vertical', oil on linen, 204 x 125 cm
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  • Andrew Tift - 'Times Square'
    50 cm diameter

    Andrew Tift - 'Times Square', acrylic and ink on board, 50 cm diameter
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03 - 24 December 2012

"In 2003 I was invited by the British realist artist Clive Head to submit work for an exhibition entitled ‘Exactitude’ at the then PlusOne PlusTwo gallery in London. Head had curated the exhibition with a view to present a survey of contemporary realist practice, both painting and sculpture, within the UK at the time.
Including both established and emerging artists the show displayed a diverse range of approaches. What connected them however was a commitment to a precise and exacting vision of the world. Historical influences were abundant and wide ranging, from the American Precisionists of the 1920s, to the German Neue Sachlichkeit  movement and more recently the Photorealism of the 1970s. Head was keen to foster an environment and dialogue where forward thinking realist art could flourish. The goal was for artists to build on the past and develop new and dynamic realist languages. 
 ‘Exactitude’ served as a catalyst for a new generation of artists concerned with making work which engages directly with the visible world. Since 2003 realist painting has become more popular and more visible particularly within the United Kingdom.  Whilst many artists have become dependent on pre-established working  practices  others have recognised the need to forge ahead and develop new visual languages. The results of this progressive approach may be enjoyed and explored in this new exhibition. Each artist displays a firm commitment to the development of their practice, both intellectually and practically, resulting in a series of extraordinary paintings." - Nathan Walsh