The evocatively titled Nightfall exhibition, curated by Jane Neal at Modem Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts in Debrecen, Hungary, brought together some of the most exciting, bold and innovative figurative painters working today. The exhibition's theme was inspired by a short story called Nightfall, written by Isaac Asimov in 1941. The story is concerned with what might happen to a planet that previously knew constant sunshine but then had darkness befall it. In multifarious ways, Asimov’s story resonates with many artists, particularly painters, working today. The majority of the featured artists of Nightfall are expressly known for their tendency towards darkly atmospheric, uneasy subject matter: charged exchanges, threatening situations, disturbing imagery and often dark and muted tones. This large-format catalogue, designed to accompany the exhibition, features work by artists including Hernan Bas, Oliver Clegg, Nicole Eisenman, Adrian Ghenie, Chantal Joffe, Victor Man, Justin Mortimer, Ryan Mosley and Daniel Pitín.
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