Derek Fordjour — The House Always Wins (London)
Derek Fordjour, Rower2019. Acrylic, charcoal, and oil pastel on newspaper mounted on canvas, 183 × 121 cm.

Derek Fordjour — The House Always Wins (London)

The House Always Wins, Derek Fordjour’s first UK solo exhibition, includes a series of paintings, an interactive installation, and a sculpture. The exhibition takes the title from a simple gambling term to an emotional state when living amidst systemic inequity. A particularly moving part of this exhibition in the installation titled ‘In Memoriam’, made of an enclosed spiral canopy and industrial fabric. Influenced by the sight of diamond mines in South Africa, this space serves as a tribute to the deep feeling of Black loss and self-reflection. As a whole, this exhibit elicits the emotions associated with reminders of how the house always wins. 

The House Always Wins

Derek Fordjour

Josh Lilley Gallery

40 – 46 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EX


Pictured: Derek Fordjour, Rower2019. Acrylic, charcoal, and oil pastel on newspaper mounted on canvas, 183 × 121 cm.