Deborah Griffin — Artist based in London, UK

Ritual & Obsessive Thought

An exhibition bringing together the authentic experiences of six artists who share a bold and uncompromising attitude to life. Exploring the dynamic forces of inherent ritual and webs of obsessive thinking each individual tells their story from the shadow of untapped potential within the self.

Bringing in to play thought patterns, the power of intention and various methods we employ in an attempt to bridge the gap between circumstances within our control and the realm of the unknowable beyond our control; Ritual & Obsessive Thought seeks to unbind the bound and shed a healing light on our hidden compulsive nature.

Located in the heart of bustling Earl’s Court, Gallery 286 is a private house gallery specialising in salon-style viewings.

In keeping with the theme of the evening, there will be an interactive improvised ambient musical underscore by Noko (Apollo 440, Magazine) on electric guitar and delay loop system; providing a continual, repetitive and perpetually mutating sonic environment for your enhanced enjoyment of the works on show.

Exhibition evening event is THURSDAY 25 APRIL 18:30 - 20:30 For viewing appointments throughout the day call 07960 027470**

DEBORAH GRIFFIN The root of all ritual and obsession lies in repetition. Repetition is a form of change. Obsessive repetition transforms the commonplace into something unhinged and escalates normality into hysteria, elevating it to the level of the truly religious.

Touching on numerology as the alchemical root of all that is universal, my current work explores obsession and ritual through it's relationship to symbolism, human anatomy and the primordially eternal : love.

"Lady Griffin Soul" 60" x 48" permanent marker, acrylic paint, coffee, metal leaf on canvas

"& Be Me" 32"x24" permanent marker, acrylic paint, coffee, metal leaf on canvas

"LOVEVOL" 52"x52" permanent marker, acrylic paint, coffee, metal leaf on canvas

& BE ME 2" 15.5"x12" permanent marker, acrylic paint, coffee, metal leaf on oval canvas

777: ONE STEP AHEAD OF THE DEVIL 15.5"x12" permanent marker, acrylic paint, coffee, metal leaf on oval canvas

TO THE POWER OF TEN 30"x40" permanent marker, acrylic paint, coffee, metal leaf on canvas

THE HAND THAT ROCKS 40"x30" permanent marker, acrylic paint, coffee, metal leaf on canvas

NINE 39"x 27" permanent marker, acrylic paint, coffee, metal leaf on canvas

pic Gaynor Perry

Pic Noko