artist celia hempton's show of nudes depicts her chat random encounters

Beautiful - somewhat seedy - oil paintings on show in Soho.

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Oct 13 2014, 11:05am

Boy with Tats, Turkey, 26th June 2013, oil on canvas, 35 x 40 cm

Chat Roulette started out with the utopian aim of providing a global platform for human interaction, but quickly descended into a space for virtual sex or quick thrill exposure. In her show at London Soho's Southard Reid, artist Celia Hempton, shows her tiny oil painting depictions of encounters she had with men who she asked to model for her whilst they chatted. The Chat Random works explore the performative act of making work and are in turns curious, hot and bleak. On until 15th November. southardreid.com