Serpentine Galleries presents ‘The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!’ by Grayson Perry in London

Works by the eccentric artist are making their way to a major exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery

Jun 05, 2017 | By AFP Relaxnews

Grayson Perry, ‘Death of a Working Hero,’ 2016

From June 8 through September 10, 2017, the Serpentine Galleries in London are playing host to a major exhibition on the new works of artist Grayson Perry. Known as much for his eccentric behavior as his artwork, the English artist Grayson Perry is appreciated for his social commentary through a variety of media: from ceramics to tapestry and cast iron. Perry is most known for his brightly-colored vases, onto which he depicts scenes from contemporary life.

Grayson Perry at the Serpentine Galleries

Grayson Perry, ‘Puff Piece,’ 2016, Glazed ceramic

In his late fifties, Perry continues to create art. His latest exhibition, to be held at London’s Serpentine Galleries, will feature his new creations under the title “The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!” The collection consists of Perry’s signature ceramic work, as well as drawings, tapestries, wood carving and other mixed media that each address contemporary questions: from masculinity to Brexit, politics and the self.

Grayson explains that his latest pieces “all have ideas about popularity hovering around them. What kind of art do people like? What subjects? Why do people like going to art galleries these days? What is the relationship of traditional art to social media?”

Recent exhibitions include “Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman” at the British Museum in 2013 and “Hold Your Beliefs Lightly”, Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht, The Netherlands in 2015 – 2016. This latest exhibition is to be held at the Serpentine Galleries, in the heart of London’s Kensington Gardens.

In 2003 Perry was awarded the coveted Turner prize for his work with ceramics, and would go on to be awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to contemporary art in 2013. He is also a Trustee of the British Museum, Chancellor of the University of the Arts London and holds an honorary fellowship from RIBA.

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