The Eggsperiment - A Painting for Syria

The Eggsperiment - A Painting for Syria: An exhibition of the first painting by the artist Genevieve Detering. With a simple and bold style, she uses primary colours, geometric shapes and clean lines to contrast with the unique oval shape of the canvas to create a modern, graphic image of a fertilised egg. The painting communicates hope and a chance of life, but also the fragility of both when under threat, expressed by the black crosshairs, which cut through the canvas. The easily recognisable image of an egg brought to life through simple geometric shapes allows for a universal message, which transcends language, age, culture or education. Other than sketching cartoons from an early age, Detering had never really attempted painting. However, as a filmmaker, she has always experimented with new ways of expressing herself. The Eggsperiment will be up for bid during the course of the exhibition. Taking place from 7 April-7 May, 2016 at the P21 Gallery, 21-27 Chalton Street, London NW1 1JD.