A new exhibition featuring the work of war artist Steve Hurst was recently on display at Pangolin London, a Kings Cross gallery devoted to sculpture. Bringing together four decades of Hurst’s own personal imagery, which he admits is inextricably linked to conflict, the exhibition showcased Hurst’s passion for craftsmanship in his own work, whether cast, carved, or assembled.
His own experiences with conflict involved time spent in military zones in Malaya, in Northern Ireland during The Troubles, and extensive research into family history at the Somme. This research and his first-hand experiences have led to his creations of powerful images that form a lasting history of a century of global struggles.
‘The Centenary has made little difference to my attitude to my own work.’
‘I was 10 or 11 when I first made toys in wood and painted them.’
‘I experimented with materials combined with wax, grass, cloth, twigs, and insects.’
Further information Pangolin London is open Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. They are located in Kings Place, a short walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations. From the station you can walk via the King’s Boulevard or York Way. Pangolin London, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG, United Kingdom