A Human Perspective was decided upon as the title to make the exhibition distinctive from those usually arranged at Chisenhale Gallery. Another difference is the selection of five artists whose treatment of the human form is very representational in comparison with a lot of contemporary paintings. Criteria for selection included an ability to handle extremes of scale as well as having the human form as a necessary part of the painters' philosophy.
The work on show will vary from almost scientific colour matching to the comparatively free brush strokes of Richard Swift's archetypal figures.There will also be contrasts between the figures in interiors of Guy Noble and Derek Marks
and the girls in playgrounds of David Cooper.
This text is taken from the press release for A Human Perspective, November 1987.