LANDSCAPE & CONTEMPORARY PAINTING EXHIBITION

LANDSCAPE & CONTEMPORARY PAINTING EXHIBITION

18th – 29th April 2019

Preview: Wednesday 17th April 18:00 – 20:30

The Brick Lane Gallery, 216 Brick Lane, E1 6SA

GUIDO CORAZZIARI | HELENE AWAD | KEVIN TURTON |
STACY HARRISON | ANCA STEFANESCU | IAN FIFIELD | LONNY RAMS |
| ADELE RILEY |

 

Guido Corazziari Guido’s artistic work is a continuous journey towards different styles and ideas, paying high attention to digital computing manipulations i.e. warping, whirling, overlaying and above all – colour. During his creative process he shifts from the computer, to brushes and canvases. His favourite themes are icons consumed by mass media. For example models, actors, commercial brands and cartoon characters, all blended with confidence and irony. The composition emphasizes unexpected linguistic and aesthetic connections. The result is a mix of Abstract and Figurative Art, which fits into Pop-Art style with a stronger charge of humour and conceptualism. “To make it short these artworks could be called, using an English/French neologism, “trash chic” meaning ‘smart-garbage’ but also “trés chic” signifying very smart.”

https://www.gcorazziari.com

 

Hélène Awad Hélène currently lives in New York City. She has a BA in History of Art and an MA in Art Therapy. “I am interested in the dual aspect of our existence and expressing this dichotomy visually using signs and symbols. The fluidity and translucence of water colours allow me to formulate my search as images of becoming expressing our transient nature.”

https://www.instagram.com/helene_awad

 

Kevin Turton Kevin started painting in 2000 after deciding to go part time from his main career as a graphic designer and is self-taught. At this time he was living in Snowdonia National Park where he was interested in capturing the relationship between rock, water and light using resin on block, which gave a hard solid appearance suitable for the landscape there.

In 2008 Kevin relocated to Norfolk to paint full time professionally, changing his medium to acrylic on deep box canvas to give a softer appearance to reflect the different landscape he was now experiencing.

The wild coast of North Norfolk and more recently, Gran Canaria now mainly influence Kevin’s work.

The works show the landscape or details within, in a unique contemporary abstracted style. He uses bold acrylic textures and deep transparent glazes to reflect and refract light and colour from different angles to enhance the illusion of ‘being there’ moving through the landscape.

https://www.instagram.com/turtonartist

www.turton-artist.com

 

Anca Stefanescu ’The Use of Time’ is part of a larger series entitled ‘Out of The Body.’

Anca does not equate the body with a separate form or spirit but only as a means of communication. “To communicate is to join and thus have unlimited power and wholeness through extension. The body seems limited by its form but the love from within extends outward simply because it cannot be contained.”

https://www.ancastefanescu.com

https://www.instagram.com/anca.f.stefanescu

 

Adele Riley Adele Riley is a self-taught artist, based in the Cotswolds. Adele is formally trained as an illustrator and has become a practicing artist in the last two years. She enjoys working with acrylics and mixed media. This collection of work represents her passion for nature, in particular the woodlands near her home and the coastlines of Devon and Cornwall, where she travels and paints regularly. Adele has a fascination with light and her objective is for the painting to connect with and speak to the viewer. She loves to experiment with a variety of media, and this influences the eventual style of the final product!

https://www.adeleriley.com

https://www.instagram.com/adelerileyart

 

Ian Fifield Ian is a self-taught artist living in Somerset painting in oil on canvas. His subject matter varies from cityscape, landscape and coastal views or occasionally figurative and wildlife. Ian has just recently exhibited at the Bath Art Fair and will soon be showing locally in Somerset. In November he will also be exhibiting at the Chester Arts Fair.

https://www.instagram.com/ijfieldart

https://www.ijfieldart.co.uk

 

Lonny Rams Lonny usually makes things that she would hang on her own walls. “Work that is pleasant to look at and pleasant to work on. Otherwise, why would I do it? It has to flow fluently and spontaneously.“ She often starts with an idea without any sketches and paints straight onto canvas. She uses lots of acrylic paint, few colours and some extra gold to brighten it.

Lonny uses themes like simplicity, slowing down, spaciousness, serenity, quiet, nature, and harmony. She adds small messages in his paintings as a little booster, which often encompasses great wisdom. His art doesn’t necessarily have to raise questions.

“I sometimes experiment with perspective. According to Hockney, “perspective is suffocating. It doesn’t make space, it limits it.” I like to use this as an excuse to work in 2D, but with a horizon. My work is powerful, simple, linear and balanced. I don’t make it too difficult, which is who I am. I put things into perspective, enjoy what I have and be happy. If everyone were happy and content with what they have, the world would be a better place. Balance as opposed to discontent. I’m probably too happy, normal, laid back and un-tormented enough for a Dutch artist… But I am anyway!”

https://www.lonnyrams.nl

https://www.instagram.com/lonny.rams

 

 Stacy Harrison In her “Flower Series,” Harrison captures complex emotional realities with minimal details, distilling the human experience. The three pieces of the series depict: exhilaration, laced with trepidation; loneliness, muddled with hope; and unappreciated generosity. Harrison substitutes flowers for humans to transcend race, gender, and judgement so that she can transport the viewer directly to the universal human emotions her art conveys. Harrison has been painting for 10 years and currently lives in Seattle, Washington, United States.

https://www.instagram.com/@artsignedstacy

 

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