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Gabriel Fine Art proudly presents   UNITY IN VARIETY III

 

             30 ARTISTS                                                               2 VENUES

The third group exhibition at Gabriel Fine Art highlighting the power and wealth of diversity in art today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us to see the best art from a huge range of artists. See new paintings, photography and mixed media work. Experience kinetic sculpture and see the latest in contemporary art and craft from around Britain and the World.

 

 

Artists on show:

 

Elena Barbiero

Vince Bridgman

Andres Canovas

Klaudija Cermak

Alison Chaplin

Maria Cristiani

Paul Czainski

Mark Edmonds

Marcel Garbi

David Knight

Sabine Kussmaul

Lola Lonli

Flora Malpas

Sonia Martin

Simon Meiklejohn

Rosa Migliardi

Nicolas Mousette

Shavkat Muratov

Leon Nolan

Curtis Radclyffe

Nicola Rowley

Robert Stuart

Olga Ketling-Szemley

Andrzej Szymczyk

Julie Windler

Emily Carew Woodard

Paul Wuensche

Yoyne

Joan Taltavull

 

 

Dates: 27th March - 11th April

 

Open: Tue - Sat

10am - 6pm

 

 

at    GABRIEL FINE ART, 20 Carlisle Lane,

Cottage 2, Old Paradise Yard

Public Opening: Saturday 28th March 2 - 6pm

nearest stations: Lambeth North, Waterloo

 

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at   4 Garden Walk, EC2A 3EQ

Private Show:

Friday 27th March 6 - 10pm

nearest station: Old Street

 

                                                RSVP info@gabrielfineart.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

                                       

 

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ELENA BARBIERO

 

Artist/children's illustrator and Emotional Freedom Therapist therapist, oil pastels are Barbiero's poison of choice with which she creates strong, vibrant scenes.Her characters are taken at times from fairy tale lore or from her ever-growing arsenal of strange creatures, children who see the world the way all adults should, or people who live in distant worlds. She also produces portraits, watercolour cards and imagery to touch the heart and spirit.

 

Barbiero's background is probably not typical – art school, gallery experience and so on: she in fact studied classics in secondary school and Politics at university. That was in Florence then though, and nothing could keep her from drawing. This artist's aim is to come from a place of healing and serenity with the art she produces: it’s her intention that my paintings carry the energy of joy and freedom she expresses when producing them. She feel inspired and full of energy and ideas when  looking at a beautiful piece of art, and her hope is that her work can carry that joy and healing into people’s homes.

 

VINCE BRIDGMAN

 

With his background in graphic design Bridgman specialises in detailed watercolour paintings. He creates intricate patterns formed of simple geometric structures, and which allow for accident and randomisation. Bridgman about his work: “I've developed a process of drawing and painting that is part controlled and part random. I create intricate patterns formed of simple geometric structures, and which allow for accident and randomisation. When I start applying colour to a pattern, the process of ordered randomisation is repeated, with each mark being an independent decision, but referring to the colours and shapes around it. The whole operation is highly detailed, extremely labour-intensive ...and completely absorbing. The results are entirely abstract, although they seem to refer to patterns, geometry and forms seen in nature; not surprising, as nature is itself is a form of ordered randomisation. “

 

ANDRES CANOVAS

 

Canovas is a London based Spanish artist with a BA in Painting from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Saint Isabel of Hungary in Seville. His professional journey took him through Art Teaching, Theatre, Window Display and Visual Merchandising. Canovas about his work: “My current work explores the duality of perception and reality in a process that moves from observation to objectification through various phases. I focus on humble subjects with their imperfections and impermanent qualities which convey both my Spanish heritage and also unfamiliar philosophies and aesthetics such as Wabi-Sabi. Each piece is split into two levels to enhance its paradoxes and physicality. It is then placed purposely behind glass as a reflection of the digitalisation of everyday experience: our own reality seemingly coming from behind a glass screen.”

 

KLAUDIJA CERMAK

 

Klaudija Cermak is a post-production professional with over 20 years experience working on high-end commercials, broadcast programmes and feature films. Cermak about her work: “I started painting in November 2013 to escape, to archive and to rebel. My work ranges from dreamy landscapes filled with nostalgia and melancholy to conceptual art that is concerned with human condition. They are either a refuge from or a battle against the contemporary nihilistic post-modern life. The raw, seemingly unfinished and often minimalist pieces of work using acrylic on canvas, created in the night, after work, reflect a sense of urgency to tell the story of the unseen and, increasingly, untold, while also being an escape from the immaculate, photorealistic and perfectly polished digital artworks of my day job. “

 

ALISON CHAPLIN

 

Trained at Walthamstow Art College Chaplin has been painting consistently throughout the years and has exhibited her work widely within the UK. Encouraged by her growing  reputation, twelve years ago she became a full-time Artist.  Her paintings are in several private collections. Chaplin about her work: “I have always lived in close proximity to Epping Forest and have enjoyed drawing and painting the trees. The forest landscape paintings are oil on canvas and in painting these I am exploring  the texture of the foliage and the effects of the light shining through the leaves and the shadows cast on the forest floor. My aim is to transport the viewer into my world; all the paintings are views local to me and chosen because of their range of colours and the interest that the changing light effects brings. “

 

MARIA CRISTIANI

 

Maria Alejandra  Cristiani is an Argentinian-based commercial photographer. Through her series “Road of Mandalas” she explores the spiritual side of the reality and duality of the Universe. She has widely exhibited her work around the globe including both the South and North America and (now) in the UK.

 

 

PAUL CZAINSKI

 

Paul studied Fine Art at Leeds College of Art and Goldsmiths College, London. Straight out of college he met and worked with the top interior decorators of the time. He became (and still is) the most sought after specialist trompe l'oeil artist, muralist, and specialist decorator. More recently Paul has begun to spend more time on his individual studio work and his collaborative ventures with his wife Chris, including, making films, performance and installations. He is inspired by pattern, decorative effects, chiaroscuro and the fantastic. In his paintings and drawings he is able to tell a story or bring to our attention the hidden beauty or excitement of the mundane. He works in virtually any medium, from charcoal, etching and drawing through to oils and acrylics. He is equally at home with large scale and miniature works. Much of his work has been  for the celebrated interior decorator Nicky Haslam although he also works directly with clients and other interior decorators.

 

MARK EDMONDS

 

Mark Edmonds is an emerging artist who channels his life’s experience and knowledge into creating work that highlights the issues he is passionate about. The themes of Mark’s paintings are often premeditated and decided prior to the application of paint. Imagery will be conjured at the base layer in the form of various shapes and textures. Paint is subsequently applied in an expressive manor, using meditative techniques, some documented by those who practice ‘automatic drawing’. A combination of paint and varnish is then used to reveal the hidden esoteric patterns within.

 

MARCEL GARBI

 

Marcel Garbi is a Spanish artist born in Buenos Aires . The son of a painter, his father was his first teacher and mentor in Drawing and Painting. During his school years he studied Piano and Drama at the Conservatory. At University he went to study Musical Composition at the UCA where he realized after three years that he didn’t want to become one of them. It was then, in a Theatrical experience in Buenos Aires as Actor and Musician that his life turned around as an adult and where he found an important figure inthe director Roberto Villanueva. His first works as a Graphic Designer at a small agency combined with Cut out classic Animation in an independent group opened the door to ten years working as an Illustrator for the big gest names in Advertising & Editorial in Barcelona doing mainly commissioned hyper realistic work. A study of Photography was accompanying that process for research and became an important tool. Marcel Garbi has been in London since 2009, and is now working on Ink and Watercolours on Japanese hand - made paper.

 

TIM HOLLINS

From his studio based in the Old Paradise Yard, Tim Hollins creates sculpture for exhibition and to commission, for indoors and outdoors, in a variety of media. His aim is to draw attention to the timeless in a world where time is everything, and to create work that feasts the eyes, tempts the hands to explore and, above all, engages the mind and heart in a continually fascinating exploration of form.  Tim’s work is held in private collections in the UK, France and Belgium. Venues where my work is or has been exhibited include: The Affordable Art Fair, LondonThe Sheridan Russell Gallery, LondonThe Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon TyneVictoria Fearn Gallery, CardiffNewnham Paddox Art Park, Warwickshire, The Art Academy, London Milldene Sculpture Gardens, Moreton-in-Marsh Chelsea Arts Society.

 

 

DAVID KNIGHT

 

After finishing his degree at Loughborough College in 1985 David started as a resident artist at Christ’s Hospital School, West Sussex and it was here David learnt to balance his time between painting and teaching. Art as education is highly important to David and his experience at Christ’s Hospital School formed the foundations of 30 years of teaching. David has exhibited his work alongside John Hoyland, Alan Davie, Albert Irvin and John Walker. Artist about his work: “The paintings and drawings should be regarded as visual sensations, none have any direct intentional reference to ‘figurative’ subject matter, all are ‘abstract’. Music is a useful analogy. Despite being physically intangible music is very real, emotions, feelings and senses are given a form and structure which communicates directly to us. The paintings and drawings aim to be pure in the same sense. Marks, colour, and surface, stimulate the intuition and are gradually animated within an autonomous image. Through this organic approach lyrical ‘forms’ become held within a space of atmosphere and light independent of literal associations.”

 

 

 

SABINE KUSSMAUL

 

Sabine Kussmaul studied Fashion Design with Fine Art at Fachhochschule Pforzheim, Germany and at Pratt Institute, New York. Kussmaul later gained a PGCE in Further Education from Sunderland University. Kussmaul has previously worked in the Fashion industry, as an illustrator and a lecturer in Art & Design.  Kussmaul has exhibited work in galleries in the UK and abroad, with several pieces currently held in private collections. Kussmaul produces work which ranges from small drawings and prints to large scale mixed media pieces.

 

LOLA LONLI

 

Lola Vyacheslavovna Lonli is a Russian painter working in the style of Russian cosmism. She is a member of the Artists Trade Union of Russia and The International Federation of Artists.

 

Lonli about her work: “From the early childhood I felt that all things and nature have inner content. I watched and tried to understand, what is it like? Feeling that everything around me is alive and filled with mysterious energy, I was aware that this energy is fairly distributed everywhere. And I knew how this energy looks like and saw it in dreams and just with my eyes closed. So I tried to express it in my drawings. I take subjects for my paintings from ancient legends, real life and my dreams. Music has always been of great importance for me; it seems that I have not worked out a single painting without listening to the music. It helps me to achieve creative meditation; so I choose the music according to subject and energetic content of the particular painting. Sometime it is possible to achieve such deep concentration that without noticing the work itself I just feel how the energy contained in environment around me is transferred to canvas through myself.”

 

FLORA MALPAS

 

Born in North London Malpas studied History of Art at the University of Cambridge and Goldsmiths College. Having graduated in 2013 with first class honours she has set about establishing herself as a fine artist, exhibiting in six group exhibitions in 2014 and invited to feature in leading queer magazine Diva in September 2014. Having already gained recognition from The Fine Art Collective for her portrait Father I in 2012 she is now focusing on developing her painted and printed portraits. Malpas about her work: “Fascinated with portraiture but lacking real life models to work from I collect dolls and ceramic figurines from antiques shops and markets and use these as the models for my paintings. Working in oil and acrylic on canvas I aim to capture the individuality and personality of each figure. For me these depictions act as third hand portraits paintings based on models, based on life.”

 

 

SONIA MARTIN

 

Martin is an award-winning London based artist painter. Her work is held both in private and public collections in the UK. The artist about her work: “The work conveys a tension between interior worlds and exterior reality. The beginning of a painting can be a word, phrase or something seen,which I then develop through sketches and drawings, into imagined compositions. The figures are in situations at the moment of something happening, or of reflection or realisation. Figures present themselves to the viewer in their vulnerability in  hope of acceptance, or for explanation. The settings – windows, doors and passageways can suggest memory/the past, or escape/freedom.  The boundaries are blurred between inner and outer experience.”

 

 

SIMON MEIKLEJOHN

 

A qualified mechanical engineer Simon trained under a traditional apprenticeship scheme in Hereford and studied fine art in Cleveland. Combining disciplines he achieves a balance between artist informing engineer and engineer informing artist. As well as his own collection of original sculpture Simon has a broad portfolio of architectural and domestic steelwork, and his own range of garden braziers under the design name Simic. His specialist knowledge has also gained him prestigious contracts with national galleries and museums, including the Royal Institute in London and the Riverside Museum in Glasgow.

 

The artist about his work: “Art performs many subtle and dramatic roles in our society. It is a varying and multifaceted thing, and its forms overlap, compliment and sometimes oppose each other. It is so varying because we who produce it are so. I am not one fixed and constant thing, I have different heads, moods and motivations that influence my work. Of these many forms I see  areas that I move between. There is a whimsy, a humour and a child like playfulness, that sometimes takes the lead. In it’s way I feel it is very important, we should not be too grown up and serious all of the time, we should have moments of silliness and be acquainted with the child’s innocence and purity, I think it is important for perspective and scale, and indeed mental health. There is also what I might refer to as pure art, that is, the pursuit of beauty, in all it’s aspects; form, colour, texture, movement and sound. These are the things that enrich our lives, quietly in the background, they ask nothing of us, they force no agenda. They are the glimpses of beauty that are caught in the corner of your eye. They are the tranquillity that you do not realise you are watching, while your mind is miles away, either dealing with a problem or being momentarily and happily vacant. And then there is that cherished, that controversial, emotive, noble and ignoble thing we call fine art. I define it; if definition is necessary or possible, as art that wishes to impart meaning, topic or emotion. It is a mixture of the whimsy and the pure, with politics and philosophy, propaganda and advertising, psychiatry, psychology and sociology, ideology and humanity. It is discussion and argument, postulation and ridicule, it plays on emotion, it questions concepts, it underlines and highlights, it is moot. In this last area is my passion, in this area I am most complete, every aspect of me is encompassed here, as an artist, as a maker, and as a human being. This is where I explore my concerns, my frustrations and my observations, but this would not be possible in isolation, without the level and balance of the other areas I also occupy.”

 

ROSA MIGLIARDI

 

Italian born artist Rosa Migliardi, studied at Filippo Palizzi Istituto D'arte, Accademia della Moda, Naples and Chelsea College of Art. Migliardi has been actively involved in various exhibitions and commissions, selling paintings and sculptures in: Holland, Brazil, Hong Kong, Prague, USA, London and Italy. The artist about her work: “I am obsessed with the cells signals of living entities. The starting point of everything. I am intrigued by how, why and what for, we all became forms for a short journey on the road to decay. I try to portray the way I see the whole, a bit out of focus and multiple layers, dreamlike images. It's difficult for me to talk about art. I can only say that effects me on a visceral level, simply a human instinct from within. I feel art, it has been haunting me since I can remember, this urge to express myself freely, a way of communicating my ideas. My job is to express myself and in that process to learn a bit more about the self, the surface of my work is not an objective space to express conceptual ideas, composing my pieces is not an intellectual, premeditated activity but an affective one. I feel compelled to examine where I fit into all of this. Is it even possible to know that?”

 

NICOLAS MOUSETTE

 

Nicolas Moussette was born in 1972 into a family of French and Polish artists.  It is only after long and various studies (history, languages, international relations, environmental management) and a rich life of work experiences (from tourist guide or sales manager in Paris to photography studio manager in New York, humanitarian project manager in Bangladesh, reserve army officer in Kosovo, waste management data collector in London, flight manager in Africa...) that Nicolas realised his vocation is in art. Nicolas dedicated himself to art since 2011, when he established himself as a sculptor. Nicolas has exhibited works in Paris at le Grand Palais, the Carrousel du Louvre, having a permanent exhibition in Everarts Gallery until September 2014. He had pieces presented at Rossini Auction House, and participated in Paris 6th District Artists' Workshops open doors. Nicolas also exhibited in France in art fairs and galleries in La Rochelle, St Cyr sur Loire, La Chartre sur le Loir and Dammarie, with a permanent exhibition at the Abbaye de la Clarté-Dieu. Since October 2014 Mousette has been regularly exhibiting his work at Gabriel Fine Art in Waterloo.

 

SHAVKAT MURATOV

Shavkat is a London –based artist sculptor, a graduate from the Art Academy in Moscov, Russia. In 2003 he was awarded an RBA from the The Royal Society of British Artists Sculpture. Since December 2014 he’s been extensively exhibiting his work at Gabriel Fine Art in Waterloo. The artist about his work “Majority of my pieces have grown from the notion of the universality of life and order within varying forms of life, has no real variety only differing levels of disorder or discontinuity. All living things have, by definition, their own energy and although they involve great structural variety of form, movement and energy are the essence of being. I have attempted to bring forms to their structural minimum and reconstitute the individual parts into collective in order to bring the universality of being from the collective unconscious into the consciousness of (those who interact with the works) the viewers. ”

 

LEONARD NOLAN

 

Leonard Nolan has been producing glass artefacts for nearly two decades, honing his passion and expertise within the medium during that time. He has continually developed his techniques, using refined contemporary solutions from the Italian tradition to achieve a high level of craftsmanship, and with that resist mass production. The designer has remained committed to creating limited edition and bespoke pieces to the highest quality, in the form of lighting, furniture, decorative glass panels, skylights, mirrors, tabletops and glass objects. Leonard Nolan has designed and created several private commissions over the last 20 years in private homes, restaurants, hotels, yachts jets and public spaces. Some examples include the production of over one hundred square meters of decorative glass windows for a private residence in Islamabad; decorative glass windows commissioned for a Renzo Piano studio in Paris, an installation in the main guest area and a selection of lighting and glass tableware in the restaurant of the Grand Hotel in Rome. Nolan created a stained glass ceiling of fifty square meters for the Minerva Hotel in Rome, glass mosaics for the Alexander McQueen store in London, and was commissioned to restore many important medieval stained glass windows in cathedrals and churches throughout Italy, including Orvieto Perugia, Arezzo and Siena, and several archeological class finds displayed in the Vatican Museum. Glass, sensitive to light, has always been a unique material for creating luminous atmospheres. Awareness of transparencies and colour, and the constant search for new surfaces result in a high quality of light that will be spread throughout an environment. Irregular surfaced fragments of glass used together create unique lighting. Glass, transformed at high temperatures, rich in colour & brightness, is a unique material for the production of important items & objects of common use.

 

CURTIS RADCLYFFE

 

Curtis trained in film and photography and for many years worked as a film director. He is a graduate of the Royal college of Art with Ba (Hons) Photography and MA in Film. He conceived and directed two commercial feature films. Radclyffe about his work: “Slowly my passion for stills photography has returned and now I found my way back into the art form. I'm interested in evoking the nonliterate, the resonances between, above and below. “

 

‘A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened’ – Camus.

 

NICOLA ROWLEY

 

Nicola Rowley is a British-born artist painter. She graduated from the Wirral Metropolitan College in 2002 with a First Class BA Honours Degree in Fine Art. She has been fortunate to have been successful in a number of competitions: including'Not the Turner Prize', Wirral Spring Art and Photography Open Exhibition, 2nd Prizewinner at the Grosvenor Museum Open Exhibition, and was also invited to exhibit at the Grosvenor Museum exhibition 'Face Value - Portraits in Public and Private'. She has exhibited in many exhibitions including the Mall Galleries, London, and have works in both public and private collections. The artist about her work: “My art is about connections and relationships: the connections between and within people, the relationships between light and dark, colour and tone. I am exploring how emotions and intimacy can be portrayed. I work in oils and in ink and respond to them in different ways: in oils I build up layers over time to express emotions within relationships. In ink I use line and tone in order to express emotion in a more economical way, completing the image in one sitting. In my ink works I am trying to explore form with minimal expressive marks, in oils I am more interested in exploring colour and tone to create drama.”

 

ROBERT STUART

 

Robert is an emerging self-taught artist, who went professional in February 2011.  He has sold a number of pieces to private individuals, including several commissions. A self-taught artist, in 2012-13, Robert attended a course at the Prince’s Drawing School. In July 2012, he took a residency with Wycombe Environment Centre, where he has studio space, and teaches. “I am figurative artist for whom image making starts with a mark.  Whether the mark is formal (a straight line, say), or abstract (a smudged haze of charcoal swept across the page), here is a base for exploration, a hook to catch the web of imagined possibilities. At first tentative, my marks explore the surface, teasing and testing the options. As the picture emerges, the marks get stronger, throwing up new and unlooked for ideas.  New tools and different marks are sought as the image collaborates in its own production. The figures that emerge from this process have a spiritual or elemental quality; the character might be an angel or the embodiment of the wind.” Says the artist about his work

 

OLGA KETLING-SZEMLEY

 

Olga Ketling-Szemley is a collage artist. Her works often explore the principle of mosaic, translated onto paper and mixed -media on canvas. Olga has developed an original technique, achieving an effect of vibrating colour and surprising three-dimensionality. The pictures, ranging from abstract to figurative testify to a constant search of form of expression and to diversity of artistic interest. The artistic language of her mosaics is unique and poetic, reflecting the experience of travel as both displacement and spiritual adventure. As a globe-trotting artist she poses questions about fate, agency, and

exploration. The works mirror the artist’s belief that artistic craftsmanship and search for aesthetic pleasure still matter nowadays, perhaps more than ever... She was born in Poland to a family of artists. Her home, always full of artists, art critics and students has been her own Academia before she went on to study for a masters degree in Fine Art in Cambridge. The Polish-born artist has exhibited internationally, in Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Algeria, England, France and India. The artist about her work: “As an artist I explore the playful dimension in art and creative life of an adult. I developed an original technique of collage, involving both recycled and hand-coloured paper and small multi-shaped magnetic canvasses attached to large steel-backed surfaces, to allow the audience to play with my artwork by moving the smaller elements on the surface of large canvasses, exchange them between individual artworks, add and subtract. My art plays with art-historic and curatorial narratives, portraying art as play. My skills include printmaking, mosaic, paper collage, mixed media installations, working in front of camera and with large audiences, event organization and simultaneous/consecutive interpreting.”

 

ANDRZEJ SZYMCZYK

 

Polish – born sculpture artist Szymczyk have studied both in Krakow, Poland and the Newcastle University and graduated

with an MA Degree in Fine Arts- Faculty of Sculpture. After his graduation he moved to London and joined Bow Arts Trust in July 2013 where he has his sculpture studio. Since 2010 Szymczyk has been regularly exhibiting his work in Poland, Germany, and the UK.

 

The artist about his work: “My sculpture is founded in hyperrealism in human and animal forms which I then blend  with varying degrees of expressive interpretation. Careful study and deep analysis of the anatomy of every subject I sculpt enables me to recreate the subtlest tensions of  musculature and movement, and to articulate my vision with high levels of accuracy. This  deep understanding of physical characteristics gives me the ability to manipulate and  create something new, rather than recreate the reality. In doing so, I strive for my  sculptures have an emotional impact on the viewer, to call to mind memories or tell stories,  as if each has its own spirit that is emerging from within”.

 

JULIE WINDLER

 

American-born Julie Windler has been an award-winning Functional Potter since 1972. The artist about her work: "Each piece of my pottery, by sight and feel, reveals a real part of me. The shape, weight, and feel of my work have the imprint of my hands and the tension or peace I was experiencing as the pottery was formed.  The overwhelming emotion experienced in making my pottery is pure joy.  If you listen very closely, when holding my work, you may hear an Italian tenor singing opera as that IS the music of my art.  A few special pieces are wetted with my tears as I was struggling to make sense of the sickness of a loved one, or perhaps my rage at the unfairness of life. The lines of my fingers are always present. My pottery is like holding my hand as you experience the feel and depth of my work: ..AND the color. Oh, the glazing:  the magnificence of the colors is like viewing a distant galaxy in the night sky, or an exploding nebula formed a million years ago.   The unique glazes not only reflect my mood, but the final color and appearance speak to the creation of firing at high temperatures: not unlike the tremendous heat and color pallet from an exploding star somewhere in a distant world.   The color, brightness, and texture of each piece are as unique as each person who would enjoy it. To experience my pottery, to hold it, to see it, and to own it is really sharing a part of me.   I gladly share this, along with my love, to all who would pass my way."

 

 

EMILY CAREW WOODARD

 

Emily Carew Woodard was born in Truro in 1984 and grew up in Cornwall. She studied illustration at the London College of Communication, graduating in 2008. Emily currently lives in West London and works as an artist and designer from her studio in Waterloo. Her client-list ranges from The Times to Alexander McQueen; her work has featured in London Street Art 2 by Alex MacNaughton (2007) and she has exhibited in many group shows, alongside Rachel Whiteread CBE and Sir Peter Blake.

 

 

PAUL WUENSCHE

 

Paul Wuensche is a London-based figurative artist. He has had several solo shows in London, as well as exhibiting in numerous group shows including the BP Portrait Awards, The Discerning Eye, and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Although he works on portraits, nudes and still lifes in his studio, he also paints outside throughout the year. He welcomes portrait commissions and has painted people from all works of life including the author/illustrator Jan Pienkowski, the actor Jotham Annan, one CEO, one CIO, a poet, a faith healer, a very handsome beagle called Woody, and a 3 year old girl called Kaia. The 'humble still life is one of his great interests; a world in which the artist can lose himself in light and colour. He is also fascinated by the personality of objects and the way they seem to embody human qualities.

 

 

YOYNE

 

Yoyne (Piotr Nowak) is a London-based multidisciplinary artist. He is a graduate of Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design (SAPU) and he also completed Furniture Restoration Course at London Metropolitan University.

Yoyne about his work:” I tend to translate my perception of the world into colours and forms and then place them onto various objects, which this way become ‘canvas’ of my paintings. These paintings then can tell multiple stories; it all depends on the viewer which story is told. Apart from using ‘traditional’ canvas I tend to ‘recycle’ and use old pieces of furniture, mirrors and fabrics to paint on them. This way my art, my painting also becomes an ‘object of everyday use’. I believe that this world of colours can reflect emotions and memories – it can create new feelings and can heal – it’s a creative surge that can engulf you once you start to explore, feel and respond. It all depends on how you take it.”

 

 

JOAN TALTAVULL

 

Spanish-born Joan Taltavull is both a designer and an artist. Due to the grotesque characters which appear in his work resulting from the multiplicity of influences such as constant research of new effects on paper and canvas, he does not fall into any artistic categories. The artist about his work: "On the one hand, my work is an analysis of the contemporary times in which I live, presented in grotesque fashion to force the viewer to reflect on the world. We live in a world devoted to presenting things in an aesthetically pleasing way, and I believe that this often leads to a loss of integrity. On the other hand, my work is concerned with the psychology of people and objects and the impact that this has on them, hence the themes of neoplasm, thinness and twisting. Coming from the world of graphic design and fashion, illustration has led me to develop more focused techniques in the digital and stamping worlds, hence the use of layered collages with digital prints, flat areas of colour and, of course, drawing. The creative process is always implicit in the final work, trying to show dimension lines, unpainted parts, notes, sketches and pieces of tape. Dealing with human attributes using such everyday techniques becomes a very spontaneous process that can act as a mirror to the soul of the beholder."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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