PORTRAITS 29th August – 9th September 2018
29th August – 9th September 2018
Preview: Wednesday 29th August 18:00 – 20:30
The Brick Lane Gallery – The Annexe, 216 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA.
CAROLINE REXBORG | LARI NAMASTE | EYESHOT MAGAZINE | ELLE48 | JOSE ESCOBAR | MIHAELA MIHAYLOVA | SUSI ROOD MCLINTOCK
Portraiture as a genre in art has its roots in prehistoric times, with artists throughout the history of art using portraiture to preserve human likeness for future generations. Portraiture has evolved into a creative genre, with contemporary artists experimenting with a variety of styles and mediums in their presentation of the human form. This exhibition brings together a disparate range of styles, with artists working with a range of techniques, from illustration to painting to sculpture. The Brick Lane Gallery presents an exploration into the genre as a whole, with a selection of artists offering their own interpretation of the human form.
Caroline Rexborg was born in 1991 in Gotheburg, Sweden. She is a self-taught emerging artist, creating art with a mission to empower women to recognize their own strength and power. Her goal is to influence the art world with a strong sense of girl power, hoping girls will be brought up knowing “fight like a girl” means fight like a warrior.
Caroline had her debut exhibition spring 2018 at Zenith Art & Fashion in Miami, Florida.
She recently had her work published in the Spotlight Magazine, a contemporary art magazine by Circle foundation. She will also participate in the Manifesta 12 in Palermo, Italy with Musa International Art Space, continuing to spread her art world wide.
www.carolinerexborg.com | https://www.instagram.com/artbycarolinerere/
Lari Namaste was born and is based in south Brazil. She is a 30 year old visual artist who comes to London to showcase her art. Nature, beauty, power of love and simplicity guide her paintings, always marked by these elements.
‘I’ve been passionate about painting since I was a child. I find in nature, shamanism and in women the beauty of creation and contemplation. Oil paints are my favorite, so I can work and connect myself with the same piece for days. I think art changes the world positively’.
https://www.instagram.com/larinamasteart/ | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChj8OQtOZl7BgIyXMTMs7kg | facebook.com/larinamasteart
Elle48 graduated from Winchester School of Art with a BA (Hons) in Printmaking, She then began experimenting with intricate stencils using paper rather than previously used materials; linoleum or wood.
In 2016 she received a Special Mention in ‘The Kutz’, an annual stencil art competition in Bristol. She was also a finalist in the 2017 Stencil Art Prize held in Australia , a touring exhibition of the world’s biggest, best and more daring artists that use the technique of cutting stencils.
‘My paintings incorporate a street art aesthetic with a fine art approach, giving them a unique painterly quality. Using my own images and models, my work is strongly influenced by my surrounding environment, documenting my every day, characters are usually central along with birds, my other fascination. Painstakingly hand cut, very intricate and often taking months to complete, my paintings are multilayered and heavily worked up, so each one is unique, no two are the same’.
Susi Rood McLintock is a South African multidisciplinary artist. She has exhibited in several solo and joint exhibitions within South Africa. She also received an honourable mention award from the Circle Foundation for the Arts 2018.
‘In these works I have tried to capture the essence and eccentricity of the ancient tribal traditions of East Africa, giving the subjects dignity and compassion. Face painting has a very significant purpose and most tribes remain strict to these customs. The various colours, markings and head-dresses are used to show their passage to maturity, coming of age and of the hierarchy in the Tribes. No man under a certain age may use black as decoration, this is allowed only by the chiefs and respected elders. The colours used on the young woman also all have great significance.
Many have commented on the sadness captured in the eyes of the subjects. This is true in some, however in most of the portraits I’ve tried to capture the whimsical and almost disdainful attitude to the Western photographer. These works need to be seen outside Africa as I feel they show a dignity and exoticism that is on the verge of being lost to the rapid influence of foreign cultures’.
www.susiroodart.com/ | https://www.instagram.com/susiroodart/
Mihaela Mihaylova is a Bulgarian artist presenting her unique portraits made from weaving nylon tights onto wooden frames.
‘The Faces series is a spontaneous project inspired by the different theatre masks used by the actors in theaters in Ancient Greece through to the modern day.
The mask has the ability to create, spiritualize and to attach matter to new personalities, to change the existing ones or recall the forgotten.
The Faces show different forms of human’s physics as well as expressions of mental shapes reflected in certain people’s faces. Emotional and sensual moments can appear on every human skin’.
https://www.instagram.com/misharewithu/ | https://www.behance.net/mihaelamih192e? | https://www.facebook.com/mihaela.mihailova.758 | email@example.com
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