A group show that we previewed here a while back, “Represent,” opened a couple weeks ago at Blackall Studios in London. Curated by Matt Small (interviewed), the show featured artists such as Swoon (interviewed), and ELBOW-TOE (interviewed) among others – all who have developed their own approach to portraiture. Once reserved for the rich, these artists use portrait painting to bring focus to social issues that otherwise may go unnoticed. In fact, part of the proceeds from the show Single Homelessness Project, a charity Small often volunteers time with.

For those who haven’t seen the show, today (Nov 19th) might be a good time to stop by as some of the artists from the show (David Walker, George M Clark, Jonathan Darby, Dale Grimshaw, Matt Small) will be doing live art demos from 6 – 9 pm.

Opening pics after the jump…

Photos via s.butterfly (AM:UK) marked with butterfly, all others via jusdeep.