September 7 - October 15, 2023
“In the heart of Berlin’s vibrant art scene, a narrative of resilience, dedication, and artistry unfolds. We are delighted to present an exclusive showcase of M. J. Hale’s work, an English born painter whose remarkable oil portraits have started gaining a following.
His first solo exhibition in Austin blends classical and contemporary influences and brings tactile intimacy to life.
Hale’s oil paintings, some inspired by the classical greats, go beyond mere representation. His use of impasto textures, thoughtful color choices, and occasional collage elements endow his work with a tactile quality that invites a deeper connection between the viewer and the subject. A sense of touch seemingly transcends the canvas. Hale’s work bears the weight of classical influence, yet his pieces exude a refreshing modernity.
It is this innovative approach that led to his recognition at the prestigious 2019 Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts in London, with his piece “Moondog”, also on view in the gallery”
Reception: September 13, 2023 | 5–8 pm
1601 East Cesar Chavez Street, Unit 101
Austin, 78702 TexasGet directions