Stories is a space for details, ideas, history and exclusive sales

Missing caption

Nick Goss

Green Lanes

Green Lanes. It sounds pastoral, nostalgic, faintly utopian – like some network of ancient drovers’ tracks and holloways that endures furtively in a pocket of deep England. But Green Lanes could hardly be further from such a place: it is a drawn-out urban thoroughfare, which slices for miles through the suburbs of north London, abutted by old retail parades, housing estates and supermarkets, by ranks of semi-detached houses and parks that renounced their claims to rural retreat well over a century ago.

24 September 2020

Missing caption

Christof Mascher

Presence Above All

Christof Mascher’s Street turns river, a 2015 painting in oil on board, is an urban nocturne washed with the pale purply blue that belongs only to a clear night beneath a big moon. Gas streetlamps set cream-coloured orbs on either side of the scene, repoussoir glass gems from a European city of the 1820s. A boulevard carves through the landscape, parcelling it up. The painting is tight, everything in its proper place.

7 September 2020

Missing caption

Gareth Cadwallader

Painting in the world, around the world

Shortly after the opening of Half-Lowered Eyelids, his first solo exhibition at Josh Lilley in January 2019, Gareth Cadwallader left his South London home to paint in the world. A painter with a meticulous, private methodology in art and life, the following images are all that we know about the genesis of the three works ultimately presented at Art Basel Miami Beach in December of that year.

25 August 2020

Missing caption

Nicholas Hatfull

Sky and vapour

Josh Lilley first showed Nicholas Hatfull's iPad sky drawings — unique archival pigment prints on Somerset paper, modest but glowing — in the 2019 group show of painters' preparatory works Preparing for What. A year later we are proud to introduce and offer the first large oils derived from this daily digital practice.

25 August 2020

Missing caption

Derek Fordjour


SHELTER, Derek Fordjour's 2020 solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, was both a compact survey of the artist's recent work and a site-specific installation that placed the viewer in a position of temporary safety from a heavy storm.

25 August 2020

Missing caption

Ryan Mosley

What People Do

A year ago, Ryan Mosley was approached by the Contemporary Art Society, a heritage charity and consultancy that acquires British artworks for public display around the nation, to submit a proposal for the lobby of a skyscraper growing in London. This skyscraper, 22 Bishopsgate, would be second in size, nationwide, to Renzo Piano’s Shard, and would dwarf the landmarks of the city’s colossus-choked financial center. Paintings, thought this painter of paintings, would not fit for this space.

25 August 2020

Missing caption

Ian Davis

Cruise Ship

Initiated in late 2019 and finished in June 2020, Ian Davis’ Cruise Ship evolved through a changing global reality, and the artist's iconic figures in matching clothes never arrived, never populated the scene. The cruise ship became a ghost ship — its trajectory, its past and its future, elusive. The rippling wake signals motion, but its unclear who is steering.

24 August 2020

Missing caption

Nicholas Hatfull

An Autumn Afternoon

There’s an alley that reappears in Nicholas Hatfull’s recent paintings. It is an alley from An Autumn Afternoon (1962), Yasujirō Ozu’s final film.

24 August 2020

Missing caption

Kathleen Ryan

The Journey of Bad Melon (Party Girl)

Altogether more moist and pulpy than the citrus fruits with which the series debuted at Josh Lilley in October 2018, the Bad Melon works conjure another tangible, tactile aspect of ‘badness’.

24 August 2020

Missing caption

Kathleen Ryan

Ghost Palm

Kathleen Ryan’s Ghost Palm was commissioned in 2019 for the second edition of the biennial Desert X, an exhibition of site-responsive artworks in Southern California’s Coachella valley in the spring of 2019. A lifesize rendering of the Washingtonia filifera (desert palm) in steel, plastics and glass, Ghost Palm sat along the San Andreas Fault, the meeting point of two tectonic plates.

24 August 2020

Gareth Cadwallader

Gareth Cadwallader (b. 1979, Swindon, UK) is a miniaturist painter of Realist portals: banal and familiar scenes that exist outside of specific space and time, held at a point of electric tension by neurotically rigorous formal consideration. Cadwallader studied at the Royal College of Art and Slade School of Fine Art, London, and Hunter College, New York. He held his first solo show at Josh Lilley — the largest grouping of new work in seven years — in January 2019.

Gareth Cadwallader lives and works in London.


2010, MA, Painting, Royal Collage of Art, London
2004, BA, Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, London
2003, Hunter College of Art, New York
2000, Btec Foundation Studies in Art and Design, Gloscol, Gloucestershire

Solo Exhibitions

Half-Lowered Eyelids, Josh Lilley, London

Crashed Cyclist, London Art Fair Art Projects

II, Hannah Barry Gallery, London

Tobias and the Angel, Hannah Barry Gallery, London

Group Exhibitions

Transparent Things, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London
Habitual, Castor Projects, London
Slow Painting , Hayward Gallery Touring Show, The Levinsky Gallery, The Arts Institute - University of Plymouth, Playmouth
Slow Painting , Hayward Gallery Touring Show, The Edge, University of Bath and Bath Spa School of Art and Design, Bath
Slow Painting , Hayward Gallery Touring Show, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and Thurso Art Gallery, Inverness

Slow Painting , Hayward Gallery Touring Show, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds
Stains on a Decade, Josh Lilley, London

John Moores Painting Prize, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Mingled Spaces, Lychee One, London
Celeste Art Prize, Bargehouse, London
Exceter Contemporary Open, The Phoenix, Exeter, London (winner - Audience Award)
A New Kitchen Sink, Josh Lilley, London
The Diamond Sea, The Saatchi Gallery, London
Nightwood, Vectuer, Charleroi

Corvi-Mora / Greengrassi, Corvi Mora / Greengrassi (collaboration), London
Summer Mix, Turps Gallery, London
Glorious Abandon, Dynamite Projects, London
Chroma: Blue Issue, Safehouse 2, London
What We All Lack, Hannah Barry Gallery, London

Dead, A Celebration of Mortality, Saatchi Gallery, London
Borderlands, Abus 3, Northampton

Group Show, Choi & Lager Galerie, Cologne

The Perfect Place to Grow: 175 Years of the Royal College of Art, Royal College of Art, London

Graham Little, Samuel Fouracre, Gareth Cadwallader, Take Courage Gallery, London

Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London
Anticipation, Selfridges, London
Royal College of Art Degree Show, London

Royal College of Art Interim Show, London
The Peckham Pavillion, Venice Bienalle, Venice
Wunderbar, Gallerie Kollaborativ, Berlin
The Center of the Universe, James Taylor Gallery, London
Friends of the Divided Mind, The Center of the Universe, London

Work in Progress, Royal College of Art, London
Death, Takecourage Gallery, London
Why We Are Ourselves, W.S. Bartlett, London

!WOWOW! at The Event, Curzon Street Station, Birmingham
Ruhe Bewahren, Tacheles, Berlin
Why We Are Ourselves, W.S. Bartlett, London
Experiments with Figuration, Lyndhurst Way, London

Fuck Dance Let’s Art, Hoxton Distillery, London
Rising Tendencies Toward the United States of Mind, The !WOWOW ! Space, London
10 Rooms and a Sculpture Garden, Lyndhurst Way, London

Optimism as Cultural Rebellion, The !WOWOW!, Area 10, London

SpectacularSpectacular, The !WOWOW!, The Co Op Building, London
A Home for Lost Ideas, Gallerie General Public, Berlin


Click here to download.
Milk by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Egg by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Coffee by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Shunga Tea Time (After Kuniyoshi) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Trees by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
View from The Sailor Girl IV by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Smoker (Jesus in the House of Mary and Martha) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Too Many Oranges (A Maid Asleep)  by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
The Geographer (Nanny Hawkins) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Blue Plastic Bag by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Unswept Floor (After Sosus of Pergamon) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Cantaloupes by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Installation View: Half-Lowered Eyelids by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Installation View: Half-Lowered Eyelids by Gareth Cadwallader, 2019
Sailor Girl II by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Gate (for Oliver Winchester) by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Landscape by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Bed by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Redcurrant by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
View from the Sailor Girl III by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
Sculpture by Gareth Cadwallader, 2018
Orange Juice by Gareth Cadwallader, 2015
Pile of Oranges by Gareth Cadwallader, 2017
View from the Sailor Girl I by Gareth Cadwallader, 2016


Stains on a Decade at Josh Lilley, presenting Tom Anholt, Brian Bress, Peter Linde Busk, Gareth Cadwallader, Sarah Dwyer, Derek Fordjour, Nick Goss, Nicholas Hatfull, Christof Mascher, Rebecca Nassauer, Sarah Pichlkostner, Benedetto Pietromarchi, Belén Rodríguez, Kathleen Ryan, Analia Saban, Vicky Wright, Ryan Mosley, Celeste Rapone, Hurvin Anderson, Jack Burton, Ian Davis, Svenja Deininger, Holly Hendry, John Houck, Aliza Nisenbaum, Conrad Shawcross, Leon Kossoff, Tal R, Paula Rego, Euan Uglow & Kaari Upson

Stains on a Decade

Group Show

Half-Lowered Eyelids at Josh Lilley, presenting Gareth Cadwallader

Half-Lowered Eyelids

Solo Show