Established in 2005, Herald St has two spaces across London and represents 28 international artists.
Herald St was established in 2005 by Ash L’ange and Nicky Verber. With two spaces across London, Herald St represents 28 international artists many of whom are held in museum collections, and are regularly included in exhibitions within public institutions.
43 Museum Street
Francis OffmanOpening 2 June 2021The works of Francis Offman are canvases (not mounted on stretchers) with irregular contours, paintings that come from the associations of parts (or portions) of vivid, flat, uniform colors, and collage zones made with the insertion of scraps of paper - thin or thicker sheets, salvaged from bread wrappers or shoeboxes - the enter the composition like rips or wounds. An encounter that only on occasion makes elements emerge that can be traced back to the real: a dry tree, a mountain, a portion of water, earth or sky… Offman's pieces are free compositions that imply fragile references, minimal and understated, to a faraway world (Africa and Rwanda, where the artist spent some of his childhood) and its customs, a traumatic memory and an uncertain identity; jagged, dynamic spaces that cannot give rise to an integral landscape. Text by Davide Ferri