It is the visual game playing that goes on that makes Whishaw’s paintings unmistakable. He has a lasting fascination with visual language and no matter what the scale or subject he is invariably involved with different degrees of representation together with allusions and illusions that are constructed to tease our perceptions. They can be unsettling. They are paintings which on the face of it might suggest cheerful expanses of the natural world but do in fact convey a sense of unease. Unnaturally lit and dreamlike they are edgy pictures that can harbour darkness and an element of threat or uncertainty.