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Erik van Lieshout

7 Apr 2017
11 Jun 2017
South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
SE5 8UH London

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Erik van Lieshout, Untitled, 2012, Mixed media on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm

Erik van Lieshout, Untitled, 2012, Mixed media on paper, 29.7 x 42 cm

Screened in a room hung with naff net curtains and blowups of chi-chi interiors shoots, Janus begins with the Dutch artist wandering through Rotterdam-Zuid, a working class suburb in which he once lived. His camera lingering on shabby bodegas and modernist social housing, he chats with a young guy about his tattoos (three teardrops, spilling perpetually down his face) and to a girl in a hijab about her broken foot. Read the full review here.