Sotheby's S|2 London Gallery's new group show on the subject of the nude will include a work by Jonathan Yeo, 'Neo Plane Exchange II', 2012, from his Surgery Series.
Curated by Jane Neal, 'The Nude in the XXth and the XXIst Century' will bring together work from artists including Lucian Freud, Louise Bourgeois, Pablo Picasso, Marlene Dumas and Martin Eder.
As one of the most celebrated, as well as divisive, subjects in Western art history, the artists chosen for this show reveal the way in which the representation of the nude continues to fascinate and how the body is used as a platform to explore the many issues and obsessions of modern society, such as our unhealthy idealisation of beauty, which Jonathan explores in his paintings of plastic surgery patients.
The exhibition will run from 19th November 2015 – 15th January 2016 at 31 St. George Street, London W1S 2FJ.
EXPOSURE was Yeo’s second solo exhibition with Circle Culture Gallery and the first time he has presented works in Hamburg. The exhibition was the latest and final instalment of the Leaf Works series, all created using his unique and celebrated form of pornography collage.
Several new backgrounds were created for the exhibition, including synthetic, Hollywood-pink skies and religious looking gold-leafed icons. Among the new pieces created specifically for the show was a major gold-leaf heart painting entitled Planten un Blomen, named after a park in Hamburg which connects the city to the red light district, St Pauli.
This exhibition saught to challenge the way imagery is read by society and how it is affected by it, as well as continuing to explore Yeo’s fascination with representations of the human body and identity.
Jonathan Yeo’s portrait of D-Day veteran Geoffrey Pattinson is one of twelve portraits commissioned by HRH The Prince of Wales to pay tribute to some of the extraordinary men that played a role in the Allied invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944. All twelve of the veterans chosen for the commissions served in regiments with which The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have a formal affiliation.