Jonathan Schofield, Intellectual Animals; 343 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 6HA; From Feb 15th; FREE
Jonathan Schofield Intellectual Animals is a solo exhibition of paintings and work on paper, at Serena Morton, London.
‘For this exhibition, animals have become a significant motif, often the monkey, the dog, the moth or the leopard. Animals have a long significance in the history of art, from cave painting through to the Renaissance and Rococo periods, used both as a formal device and also as a poetic metaphor or symbol. I think of the Animals in my paintings as emotional signifiers – they are engaged in some sort of dialogue with my characters – the exact nature of which I like to leave to the audience to decide. ’ Jonathan Schofield