Still Lives, by Robert Lenkiewicz

2011-04-26, , , Comments

The Burial of John Kynance

Edward Pike; Death; Doc; Terence P. D. Stott aka ‘Blue’; James Foster aka ‘Harmonica Jim’; Taff; Barney; Victor Jonson/alias/James Howard aka ‘Cockney Jim’; Cyril Hocking aka ‘Mephistopheles’; Wee John; Ghost of Diogenes; and Edwin MacKenzie, aka Diogenes, attend the Burial of John Kynance in a painting by Robert Lenkiewicz currently on display in an exhibition hosted by the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

The scene is viewed from the coffin of the recently deceased John Kynance. Diogenes features twice, once as his ghost and once as himself. You’ll find him elsewhere in the exhibition too.

Still Lives, by Robert Lenkiewicz, is a stunning exhibition. The RWA galleries are spacious, light and elegant — well suited to displaying Lenkiewicz’s masterful paintings. I will revisit this show many times over the next few weeks.