18-20th September 2015
Inspired by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s passion for art, The Chatsworth Festival – Art Out Loud is a literary festival dedicated exclusively to talks by those with a connection to the art world – as artists, collectors or writers.
Jonathan Yeo will be in conversation with former MP and journalist, Matthew Parris, on Saturday 19th September at 14:30. They will be discussing the current trajectory of portraiture and reflect on Jonathan’s career thus far, looking in particular at his portraits of politicians to discuss representations of power and Jonathan’s own links to the world of politics.
EXPOSURE is Yeo’s second solo exhibition with Circle Culture Gallery and the first time he has presented works in Hamburg. The exhibition will be the latest and final instalment of the Leaf Works series, all created using his unique and celebrated form of pornography collage.
Several new backgrounds have been created for the exhibition, including synthetic, Hollywood-pink skies and religious looking gold-leafed icons. Among the new pieces created specifically for the show is 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 new exhibition seeks 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.