Female subjects dominate his world. Roder's women are demure yet somehow self-involved. Their clothes are distinctive – exotic and bursting with colour. And the artist paints them with a flattened perspective that recalls some of his key influences – Balthus, Picasso, Modigliani and not least the German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, whose pioneering work shocked Germany in the early 20th century.
As we step into Autumn, we are delighted to present this new group exhibition that celebrates the diverse qualities of Britain’s changing seasons.
We have a selection of works by some gallery favourites – Annie Ovenden, Haydn Cottam and Mark Godwin as well as introducing some wonderful new artists – Susie Fasht, Julian Vilarrubi and Nick Bodimeade.
Past Imperfect. One of the UK’s most acclaimed portrait painters, goes deep into the events of his extraordinary life with this new collection of paintings. Confined to home during lockdown he dug out an old family photo album and found himself transported into the past, it inspired a surge of creativity.
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