‘The urban chronicler of our time’ Southwark News
‘Gray’s paintings explore the myriad facets of the bustling metropolis’ The Daily Telegraph
‘Gray’s large-scale paintings are the result of a detailed analysis of the smallest details of city life’
Artists and Illustrators Magazine
‘Redolent of Georg Grosz’ Phil Chevron of The Pogues
‘Gray’s pictures remind me how exciting London is as a subject’ Jock McFadyen
‘Superb pictures. So full of people in action that give pleasure to people like me’ Beryl Cook
London artist Ed Gray completes a new painting of Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium
‘ Adoration at the Emirates: Gooners v Citizens matchday at the Emirates Stadium (The first 100 years in Islington)’
Acrylic, chalk, charcoal, pencil on paper on canvas, 140x110cm
'Hear my Prayer,' On the Old Kent Road
Ed will be a visiting lecturer at the London College of music in 2014 where he will use his work to inspire BA students to compose music about the city www.lccm.org.uk/
Ed has been lecturing about his work and the artists that inspire him for Dr Jill Fenton’s Art in the City course at the University of Connecticut in London. Dr Fenton has written publications about the politics and poetics of creative urban practices such as Street Art and public art and has kindly agreed to write a contribution for Ed’s forthcoming book ‘Rock of Eye’. http://www.uconnlondon.org.uk/courses-fall/fall-arth3993_art-city.html
Broadcaster and writer Robert Elms has very kindly written the foreword to the book and here’s a taste from his piece entitled ‘Songs of the Cities’:
‘The real magic of his work though is that he doesn’t seek to tame the city. Ed’s art doesn’t freeze the teeming streets, but unleash all their kinetic wonder. These are not still lives, but motion pictures. And if Ed paints movies, to me they are musicals; buzzing with jazz and the glorious accidental choreography of crowds’.
A recent article on Ed’s work written by the Huffington Post journalist Jason Holmes is now on line at http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jason-holmes/ed-gray-artist-london-has_b_4274226.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-entertainment&ir=UK+Entertainment
See Ed Gray and his Bar Italia featured in
February 24th 2012
ED GRAY ART TV
THE NEW BAR ITALIA FILM
by Michael Holland featuring by kind permission Ray Gelato's song
"Bar Italia" ( Where you wanna be)'
I AM BACCHANAL ~ episode 12
by Conor MacCarthy.
Ed talks about his recent painting of the Notting Hill Carnival
The 2010 documentary about Ed Gray's work 'One Year'
directed by Michael Holland has been acquired
by the Tate Britain archive.
The film of Ed Gray's work, exhibitions, travels and experiences is also available
at GX Gallery.
The Ed Gray Art TV channel is on Youtube
You can also see slides from Ed Gray Art's photostream
All of the paintings featured on this site are available as
limited edition Giclee prints
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This website is dedicated to the memory of my mother Maggie Gray 1932-2010 whose love and support inspired me to follow my path and make these paintings