Parafin announces the first group show in its exhibition programme. Blow Up features a group of leading and emerging painters including Hannah Brown, Hynek Martinec, Justin Mortimer, Issa Salliander, Jonathan Wateridge, Uwe Wittwer and Clare Woods. The exhibition explores connections between contemporary painting and photography. At the heart of Michelangelo Antonioni’s iconic swinging London film Blow Up (1966) is a disquieting meditation on photography, photographic images, truth and reality. The central character in the film, Thomas, a fashion photographer played by David Hemmings, takes candid shots of two lovers in a London park and then later, having developed the images, comes to believe that he has unwittingly photographed a crime. Successive enlargements of the images

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