Litherland's work explores the tension between the natural world and its grasping appropriation by human influence. It draws from traditional genres of painting together with the rusty surrealism of science fiction and the phantasia of abstraction to create a parallel world that seeks to not only question our perception of nature, but the historical and current role of painting in it. Idealized romantic landscapes are held up by increasingly fragile supports, which are pieced together from the debris of spacecraft, industrial structures, and painterly remains.
Litherland has shown in a number of group and solo exhibitions including the Royal Academy, London, The Contemporary London at Space W10, London, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham and The 2015 London Art Fair, showing with Antlers Gallery.
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