ART IN MIND | SEPTEMBER 2017
ANDY LEE | GENNARO CORVO | GINTARE DUOBA | HATTY BUTLER | MARIANNA PASARET | MELISSA HIEBERT | ROSTISLAV ROMANOFF
We are pleased to present the new edition of ART IN MIND, featuring works of 7 UK-based and international artists. From the works of Marianna Pasaret presenting intriguing mixed-media drawings to Hatty Butler’s expressive portraits and Gennaro Corvo’s fashion illustrations, this exhibition is an exploration of possibilities in contemporary art.
Rostislav Romanoff was formally trained by his mentors Wendy Barber and the late John Hinchcliffe. At the beginning of his artistic journey, he found a new way of communication, expression, and the ability to capture feelings and thoughts with the help of nature. This renewed understanding has given Rostislav a dynamic outlook on life which is reflected in his work. He uses art to capture the curiousness and unorthodox composition of nature through body and spirit. He uses what he describes as ‘an internal camera’ to capture the peculiarities of the world around him, wherever he is and at key moments in time.
Gitta Duoba is a self-taught artist. Originally form Lithuania, she lived in London for over 20 years. The artist paints mainly from her imagination. She expresses emotions, senses and feelings through colours, shapes and textures. As someone who struggles to express herself verbally, Gitta’s paintings allow her to express her feelings and opinions.
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Hatty Butler is London-based artist. After graduating from Bath school of art and design with a BA in Fine art she continued to pursue her passion for painting. Hatty’s work is about people. Exploring their vulnerability, capturing an honest and exposed resemblance, creating a vivid and forceful image. Her works portray and question emotions and experiences behind each face. ‘I make decisions about my work based upon how I am feeling. I know a piece has been successful when it has challenged and confronted me, it comes together as a whole and is energetic and commanding,’ states the artist. She choose to use oil paint for its qualities, it is malleable, thick and creates an incredible texture. I have exhibited in London, Bristol and Cheshire, recently winning the Royal arts prize ‘peoples choice award’.
Marianna Pasaret is originally from Mexico but has been living in Austin, Texas for the past two
years. She moved to Austin after attending Parsons, NY so that she could continue her art studies. Her style developed in the last two years when she began combining intricate ink drawings with digital and acrylic techniques. The majority of her inspiration comes from her dreams; she makes quick sketches from memory. The artist always had an interest in the link between science and the forces we can not see like (what some people may call) souls and emotions. She sees her artwork as a study of the inner vs outer “us”.
Gennaro Corvo is an Italian artist currently based in London. Having previously studied costume
design, Gennaro is interested in fashion illustration. The portraits on show are studies of female
beauty, capturing emotions of fear and love. He has previously exhibited in Capri in several art
exhibitions related to fashion. Gennaro sais about his art, ‘for me the eyes are mirror of the soul and they can say a lot even without words. I do like to express intimate and remote expressions,
emotions and feelings.’
Andy Lee is a freelance artist based in Bedfordshire. Andy has been wildly passionate about drawing since before he can remember. ‘I am inspired by many things; like people, famous and non famous,animals, fashion and objects in general,’ he says. ‘I am also very interested in the many forms of modern popular culture, from celebrities and media to fashion and art. Art wise I’m mainly drawn to the more graphic, expressive types like cubism, futurism surrealism, caricaturist and pop. Behind a lot of these works there is a serious, often dark message, but there is always a sense of fun to the work and I strongly believe that life should be fun and be enjoyed!,’ he adds.