Abstract Art | 22nd June – 3rd July
22nd June – 3rd July
Opening Night: 22nd June, 6:00 – 8:30pm
10am – 6pm Monday to Friday
12 – 6pm Sunday
Renate West – www.renatewest.com
From jewellery apprentice, jewellery designer, BA (Hons) Art & Design, T-Dip, psychotherapist, art therapist to professional artist. Renate’s paintings, although starting with an idea, always leave room for spontaneity which plays a vital role in the work. Her inspiration is guided by factors like post war years in Germany, traumatic life experiences, people, society, nature, and most of all emotions. Renate has a preconceived idea; once started the aim is to let go, dig into the subconscious, and achieve freedom from confining principles and establish an equal partnership between emotion, expression and working with the medium, allowing the moment to dictate the development of the painting.
Tina Baggesen – @ti_baggesen
Danish artist educated as Constructing Architect. For the last three years I have studied at Den Ny Kunstskole (The new art school) in Odense, where I live. I have painted and made drawings for as long as I can remember.
My inspiration originates from my feelings. I consider my paintings a visual interpretation of my soul. My process starts with black and white basis, the black representing the pillar of life. Black is for me a sophisticated and elegant expression.
My motto is “don’t think, just paint”, I strive to let the intuition be guiding for the rest of the process, leaving room for the viewers own interpretation of the work. Technically I mostly use strokes made by different sized spatulas, as well as water floating techniques.
Louise Knowles – www.louiseknowles.com
“As I explore abstraction in my practise, I am aware that life is a series of abstract experiences. Our brains try to rationalise every situation, some which are simply irrational.
Experiencing change, turns your world upside down in both positive and negative ways. It is easy to become chaotic in an already full life, juggling things.
To express feelings and communicate through a medium of colour and texture has been an important tool for me. Putting paint on surfaces gives me the time to think and deconstruct my reactions to certain events. Colour has always been a part of my process and creating textures and depth through the layering of colour, allows the observer to witness the stages.”
Agnes Florko – @agneflorko
“Changes” and “Keep Moving” are among her first abstracts, aiming to represent constant movement and the cyclic nature of life. By using traditional and non-traditional painting techniques, Agnes has continued elements of her signature style by creating nature inspired abstract pieces mixed with floral elements.
Mixing acrylic with resin, ink and other polymers features in much of her work, where no medium is too reckless, and no colour is too bold. Agnes strives to find perfection in imperfection. Here this can be seen in the irregularities in the circles and seemingly chaotic use of colour. Agnes believes that this allows her work to liberate the viewer from the conventions of everyday life and to see deeper into the work and themselves.
Marinna Oxenham – @artbymarinna
Marinna is an interior artist who previously studied Fine Art at A Level and continues to study at Sunny Art Centre in London. Art has been her main passion from a very young age, and she has always had a strong desire to create.
Abstract art especially appeals to Marinna as the outcome is never fixed during the creative process. Her influences come from nature, home fashion and landscapes. Her aim is to bring colour, space and people together in a serene way. Her signature style incorporates layers of soft neutral colours, complimented by a signature black accent.
Marinna is currently working as an independent artist, focusing primarily on bespoke acrylic paintings. She offers a complete bespoke service, making the whole process from start to finish an enjoyable one. Marinna spends every spare hour perfecting her craft, exploring new techniques, and creating new styles.
Anoop Mistry – @mistry_art
The subject of Mistry’s work is synonymous with the process. Exploring the properties of paint, resin, solvents, inks and pigments the media in part makes the subject as well as the substance of his work. He manipulates the physical properties of the media to create tension between chaos and order. His fascination with the physical properties of media reflects the impetus of some of his work, the scientific world.
He draws influences from the natural sciences, the cosmos and nature. This includes desire lines the curves of organic forms and combines them with both microscopic and macroscopic views of the world. His process involves liberating the paint from the brush forming a free and direct art in which abstraction is the language. He makes the pigment dance within the medium and often against the solvent of adjacent media.
His process is ceremonial, instinctive and dynamic. He reacts to the media very quickly, moment by moment, second by second. Deciding what to leave and what to manipulate. In this way he creates his individualistic pieces.
Brigitta Nagypál – @abstract_pattern
Hungarian born self-taught artist living in Ealing, London. I use a primary colour palette straight from the tube and scatter them around in building blocks like geometric shapes, just like the LEGO toys. These vibrant colour patterns automatically transport the viewer into a child-like fantasy, a safe and happy place where you can set your imagination free.
The collection of these paintings is called Childhood Games: inspired by the memories of Hungarian board games and games from the 1980s during the socialist regime (I used to play these with my sister and brother: ‘Gazdalkodj Okosan’, ‘Tetris’, ‘Babylon’, ‘Jenga’, ‘Amoba’); infused with my graphic design skills and passion for bright colours.
MJ Kasiarz – @mj.kasiarz
“Art is not created in solitude. It lives and breathes in the monotony of every day. The ordinary can accomplish excellence despite its flaws; order can be realised through randomness; and a craft can be made whole by putting together its fragments.”
A multimedia artist and textile designer. Glasgow School of Art graduate who believes that to achieve perfection, flaws must exist.
Sustainability in surface design must be celebrated. Therefore, art is defined by reusable objects and materials.
At the centre is love of materials, processes, textures, colours, quality, and craft.
Using post-production mill waste, upholstery, scraps, recycled paper, trims and seconds materials, a sustainable making process is developed which can be applied to embroidery and print techniques to create surface design that reimagines waste into new embellished textiles and abstract pieces.
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