I was invited to Stephen Webster’s lovely jewelry store / art gallery for a show by Mat Collinshaw entitled “The Last Supper” which was an incredibly rembrandt-esque depiction of prisoners last meals and last requests. Even though the theme was quite morbid, the photography was really quite beautiful & surreal all printed on goatskin parchment with an impressionist vibe that made them look like original baroque works with a very dark twist.
The edibles were provided by Mark Hix, the hottest restauranteur in London who served amazing appetizers for the guests who were definitely not eating there last supper and the crowd was filled with fashionable bright young things and young-minded sophisticates of all ages. Stephen was never at a loss for words with an amazing speech followed by Mat Collinshaw. Mat provided an in-depth description of his inspiration for the works. The idea came from a Sunday Times article he read 20 years ago depicting prisoners last meals in these disgusting plastic tray aerial photos. He really marinaded on this concept, and brought a whole new life to it, and it truly shows!