Contemporary Painting 29th September- 10th October
29th September- 10th October
Private view: 29th September 6pm – 8:30pm
Selwyn Midgen @selwyn_midgen
“You turn a corner. There is a surprise awaiting you. It is the shapes, colours, shadows, buildings and people, or, the lack thereof. This stirs something inside that triggers the desire to capture the moment that creates the Art .It is personal but, also to enable you to convey those emotions to others. My work is about the shapes, colours and emotions I feel.”
David Schab @davidschab
David Schab (owned by Dawid Schab), b. 1973 in Rybnik, Poland for 10 years he has been living and working in Bristol, Great Britain. He studied Law, a graduate of Political Science at the University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland, a graduate of Painting at the Faculty of Painting in the studio of prof. Włodzimierz Karankiewicz at the Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa, Poland. He has been dealing with oil painting since 1999.
The preferred technique is oil on canvas and dry pastels on paper. David’s works are characterised by very rich and bold colours, strong contrasts and the play of light and shadow, which brings to mind the fauvist style and expressionism. David is strongly influenced by painters such as Matisse, Gauguin, Jan Szancenbach and David Hockney. The subjects of the works are mainly still life, landscapes and portraits. Participant of many individual and collective exhibitions in Poland, Italy and Great Britain. He sells his works to collectors all over the world.
Elisabeth Lopez @elisabethlopezart
I obtained a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona as well as a Master’s degree from the Metafora School. I was drawn to the healing properties of art therapy; in particular, its effects on the elderly and children who have suffered from chronic diseases. Since then, I have elevated the visual experiences of my artworks through personal circumstances. My works are mysterious and continuously transforming. Now, my work oscillates between the figurative and the abstract to facilitate a constant and patient balance. The paintings evoke movement and energies, which accentuates the process, rather than the end result of each artwork. Evasion and freedom are the cornerstones of my technique.
Chanterax has developed a very particular and recognizable style. Her expressive capacity elects her as an elegant Pop portraitist, choosing to create works with which she comes into harmony and which she feels she can best interpret, a rare characteristic that implies an awareness of herself and the investigate research of the other. Her painting is charged with energy, characterized by dynamic forms and a certain expressive abstraction, and supported by a strong palette, bold and vivid colors, daring contrasts and dazzling light. Chanterax’s compositions are increasingly detailed and dynamic. Each of them is a choice that concerns shape, cut, color, drawings. Her artwork can be found in Galleries (Paris, Zürich, NewYork, Milan, Brussels, and March 2021 in London) and in private collections all across the world. She is an awarded artist.
Livia Papiernik @liviaembroidery
Livia Papiernik is a Franco-British textile artist pushing the boundaries of how we view embroidery in contemporary art. She studied traditional hand embroidery at the Royal School of Needlework and recently completed a Masters at the Royal College of Art. Her practice merges painting, patchwork and embroidery to create work that is bold, colourful and intricate.
Her most recent collection of work explores current social, political and personal issues with humour and colour. Topics around mental wellbeing, which are often hard to discuss, are made more accessible through her dream-like depictions of a parallel world. The quarantine significantly increased an overwhelming feeling of insecurity and anxiety throughout our society. Livia confronts these insecurities by re-narrating the world around her. Taking inspiration from her everyday life, the objects around her and her home, she creates portals to access these emotions and evoke a sense of escapism.
Charlie Robb @charlierobb.art
Born in Lancashire, England in 1995, self-taught artist Charlie Robb is known for his vibrant abstract expressionist paintings that distort and challenge perceptions of colour and space. Robb’s painting career began as a therapeutic act for his mental health, a cause about which Robb is deeply passionate. His work has not only featured in Vogue, Tatler and GQ magazine, and been exhibited in London galleries, but has also raised money for mental health charities and helped spread mental health awareness. His work is known for being vibrant and colourful, but also deeply personal and often with a story or sense of humour behind the piece.
For Robb, painting abstract expressionism is a form of channeling everything personal and experiential to him: creating forms through sheer will of expression, using paint like language to describe a stream of consciousness. He works extensively to experiment with his style in the studio, and around London. Robb approaches his paintings not only with a love for colour, but with a story to tell, and with a sense of humour.
Adeline Timis @greenadeline
Adeline Timis was born in a small Romanian town in the northern Carpathian mountains and moved to the United Kingdom in 2013 to pursue her art career. Adeline received a BA in Fine Art from the University of Bedfordshire in 2016 having previously studied Printmaking at the University of Art and Design, Cluj-Napoca.
Adeline is a Visual Artist and Shaman. Following a feminist path, she is using her own experiences with the world to show social, mental and physical states of the spirit portrayed in her artwork. While the physical body is silenced, censored, tortured, destroyed and disrespected in a hypocrite 21st Century, the ether body is gaining more knowledge, ascending towards a new Dimension.
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