Ed Gray Art




Mind out of Time


In 2008 and 2009 I found myself leaving my fixed point here in London to begin a journey that would circle the globe. I ended up living and travelling and drawing the great cities of the world, Mexico City, New York, LA, San Francisco, Tokyo, Bangkok and Cape Town. Most of that work  resulted in my 2009 show Time Out of Mind, a phrase I chose because it expressed for me both the physical sensation of the act of drawing, and because it summed up my exhilaration for the timelessness of the human activities that I was depicting: devotional worship, industry, and the pursuit of pleasure and love.  The rest of this work is here in this show that I have called Mind Out of Time.


The title of this show refers to the effects of disorientation and loss at the end of a journey that has had such a marked effect on me. To draw the people that I have had the opportunity to meet and to bring some fragment of them back here to my fixed point is a great joy for me, as I hope it is for  the people who see this work.  



Gugulethu Strike, Gugulethu  Township, Cape Town

Cape Town Train Station

Maranouchi Line, Tokyo

Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

Sukumvit Market, Bangkok

Night on Mare Street

Sledgers, Primrose Hill