‘Sing Me a Song’ brings together a suite of eight recent paintings, a group of work chosen for its unifying format of small icon boards, a format he has constantly returned to over the years. Ozbolt imports these boards from his native Serbia were they are used for traditional, religious iconography, for him this is both a deliberate reference but also useful springboard for departure. During lockdown Ozbolt decided to sand down some of his older works on these boards, in doing so he was presented with an unexpected backdrop from which to re-start, these cloudy and monochromatic backdrops can be seen in many of the new paintings.

Date: May 5 — May 282021
Photography: Andy Keate