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Covent Garden

19th Jan - 4th Feb 2023

The artist depicts spaces of refuge, devotion and renewal. He states that each work acts as a portal to a glimpsed queer utopia of magic, geometry and ritual. Beattie creates scenes which can only exist in the celestial realm: the colours are too pure, and the patterns so complex as to be impossible. These are visions of an alternate dream world created from the perspective of the Other. Set against his own dark feelings of abjection these are places of healing. The works echo our world, dealing with life, death and struggle, but also rebirth and redemption. Using the visual markers of Disney, Pop Art and consumer products he creates new visual languages to engender new mythologies. Whilst our journey through life maybe difficult, and inevitably we all turn to dust, Beattie states,

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