The seven best contemporary shows to see in London right now

Ben Luke, The Art Newspaper, October 5, 2020
'Matthew Krishanu’s paintings hum with atmosphere, reflecting memories of his childhood—Krishanu grew up in Bangladesh with a British father and Indian mother—and exploring colonial legacies. But they push and pull between this rich subject matter and the abstract qualities of the paint and stripped-back, unorthodox compositions. Faith is a key subject in this show: in Mission School (2017), what appear to be Asian schoolchildren are sat in front of a small reproduction of Leonardo’s Last Supper. We see clearly the reaction of just one child: a remote detachment, perhaps even reverie. As in so much of Krishanu’s work, the scene is pregnant with ambiguity: what is real and what imagined? Is this nostalgic recollection or subtle social commentary?'