After 15 years in the animation world, Alex has recently made the transition to photography. Commissions for various holiday companies have enabled him to follow his passion for producing landscape images of the natural world. His Antelope Canyon series is currently represented by the art rental company Gingerwhite.
After the flowers and the fruits have gone, it's important not to neglect the husk. The moral is that you must aways stay to the end: to when you have worked your way through the superficially attractive, which first drew your attention, and start to become receptive.
An eloquent, seductive and mysterious beauty appears to span the work created by Barry Grose. These visually rich, large scale paintings often elicit poignant ambiguity for viewers.
Beast & Burden
Beast & Burden are an artistic partnership in set design and sculpture, primarily inspired by food and dining. They examine different possible approaches to food presentation, through engagement with surface, composition and form, particularly working with salvaged materials from food itself, such as bones, skins and shells.
An established artist with over 18 years’ experience, Benjamin Storch works in metal to create fluid, dynamic forms for commissions and exhibitions. Recent projects include works for the Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard, London, and in Shanghai, residential developments in Hong Kong and the McClelland Sculpture Survey, Australia.
Carol Peace’s work is collected across the globe in Hong Kong, Singapore, the USA, Canada, and throughout Europe. Four life-size bronze sculptures were recently installed in Barbados. She has also exhibited consecutively at Glyndebourne and has had solo shows in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain, Greece and Switzerland.
Charron Pugsley-Hill is a British artist who paints with passion and inspiration from her love of nature, animals and the countryside. She has created an initial series of three paintings commemorating the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and significant moments during 1914.
Installation artist Cole Lu (Pei-Yu Lu) studied linguistics, translation and photography in her undergraduate degree in Taipei, Fukuoka and San Francisco. She received an MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in 2014. Her multidisciplinary work investigates language and cinema, combining sound, video, sculpture and electronic forms.
Dale VN Marshall
Dale’s paintings represent a healing journey through physical destruction and repair inspired by dramatic memories. A fine art graduate who has studied and exhibited in the UK and USA, Marshall has recently showcased his first prestigious 3 month solo show at a UK city museum funded by the British Arts Council.
Edward Waite is a 3D cityscape painter. He uses a unique “drizzle” technique to make his paintings stand away from the canvas, bringing the cities he paints to life. He sells work in galleries across the UK and internationally, and takes on private commissions.
London-based artist Eleanor Barreau explores how women are represented in different forms of popular culture, ranging from advertising and men’s magazines to B&W film classics. At times beguiling, yet consistently charming, she creates intriguing, fictitious scenes that heighten the mystery in her sourced imagery.
Eli Acheson-Elmassry works across various media, currently making supple casts, integrating modelled figures, that explore photography and video: “Recognisable but enigmatic, Acheson-Elmassry leads us to a different reality…that is richly enticing yet unsettling…” (Andrew Smith, Bangor University). Her work is exhibited internationally.
Emma Cavell is a UK-based artist creating sculptural mixed media mosaic work. Her style is innovative, communicating subtle energies through diverse materials, observing, reflecting and journeying beyond what is seen. She transforms existing matter into new expression with a desire to channel a sensitivity which captivates and connects.
London-based artist Fani Parali constructs video installations, dreamlike constellations of stages, semi-entities, stories and gestures. Interested in the (un)intended poetry and the dark but funny absurdities that occur in daily communication and conversation, she creates nonnarratives built from flickers and traces that aspire to be illusions.
Francis Minien’s photographs focus on the abstract and are inspired by his travels. His work is a photographic expression of the world and his emotions during these journeys. It conveys his state of mind or the language of his feelings – what he sees when he thinks or what he has been thinking of seeing.
“In the Oculus series, the artist Frank Mann has found his individual expression in which the diversity of forms and their poetic and sensual colour compositions condense into enchanting arrangements.” Dr Ingrid Gardill, Internationale Kunst Heute (2014, p.187). He lives and works in New York.
Gisela Zimmermann makes bright and rhythmic compositions while her inspiration comes from fantasy. Creating broadly flowing, warm, coloured forms the pictorial expression demands that the viewer reflects on the artist’s work’s deep and intimate reality. Her work is strongly emotional.
Harriet Rock is a London-based freelance photographer and a recent graduate from Falmouth University. Boys Will Be Girls is an ongoing photographic documentary series focusing on the drag scene in London. It has been published as a book available online.
Hamburg-based autodidact Heinz Baade looks back on the 40 years of his photographical experience. He has a passion for black and white, attaching importance to clear image construction with sharp contrasts, directness and authenticity. He often combines a documentary and artistic style.
Hugh Dunford Wood
Hugh Dunford Wood one-off Collinos, or collages lino cuts, are exhibiting at The Chelsea Arts Club in late September. He has been developing this new work for aover two years and is now looking for exhibition opportunities and representation. He has been Artist in Residence with The Royal Shakespeare Company, The Globe Theatre and at The Museum of Bermuda Art.
Using symbolism to explore Biblical text, diagrams from scientific hypothesis and visual psychedelia produced by an influx of cultural influence aimed at searching for the “unknown”, her work serves as a catalyst enabling viewers to further reflect upon topics of belief and wonder as intellectual and spiritual intersections between fact and faith.
Hyeyoung Maeng is a multimedia artist, and her paintings, videos and installations have been exhibited internationally. She is currently a PhD student in Contemporary Art at Lancaster University. Her video project explores boundaries between film and painting, and develops an original approach to the presentation of process.
Ineke Vanderwal translates a specific visual vocabulary into her painting and drawing – a way of seeing and inner coherence; the need to explore in a quiet place, the physicality of paint and to search for a vantage point from which to view the world.
“Art is a reflection of the soul, an expression of dreams and the manifestation of desires.” Ukraineborn artist Irina Basalik is inspired by narrative and storytelling. She uses her imagination and dreams to create lively figurative compositions and has been acclaimed as a talented young artist who has found her own identity in the art world.
Ismene King is a BA (Hons) Fine Arts graduate from Lancaster University (2014). With attention to craftsmanship and the use of natural/found materials, she explores the human: the ancient, universal archetype which resides within our bodies, linking us to our origins while we constantly remodel our worlds.
Jason Clarke has bipolar disorder and uses art therapy to help manage his illness. It allows him to empty his head of the dark thoughts and visions that cause him so much pain. Jason draws every day, creating powerful and detailed pictures that give a glimpse into a troubled mind.
Jennifer Gennari is a classically trained figurative artist. She received her BFA from the Ringling College of Art and Design and graduated from the Florence Academy of Art. Shown in galleries in America and Europe, her work has received many awards and publications. She teaches at the National Academy in NYC and works from her Brooklyn studio.
Jennifer Mellish engages with the concept of learning, the way it changes our inner identities in time and projects it onto the human form. Painting with oil, she liberates the subject/person to a state of epistemic ambivalence, balancing representational and abstract in a holistic marriage.
Jin Kyu Ahn
Jin Kyu Ahn is a new media artist and filmmaker. He received both his MFA and BFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). His work has been showcased in Asia, South America, Europe, and North America including at leading film festivals such as Athens International Film and Video Festival.
John S Brana
Inspired by the charm of San Francisco’s neighbourhoods, John S Brana designs jewellery that is flirtatious and intricate with elegant geometric textural elements and clean curves. Handcrafted in aluminium, copper, bronze, gold and silver, his work has been featured by numerous trade and consumer publications, museums and galleries.
Katherine is a Melbourne-based printmaker and visual artist. Intrinsically and instinctively motivated, she abstracts colours, patterns and motifs found in nature, architecture, interiors and textiles, creating images that are layered with textures and random marks; juxtaposing decoration and art; and exploring the notion that art may be purely decorative.
Kirsty Jade Adams
Kirsty Jade is a recent graduate in contemporary jewellery design based in Manchester. Her jewellery work is inspired by restriction, whether it is in the literal sense of the term or restriction within society. Kirsty adds an element of surprise in her work through the use of unconventional materials.
With a background in information technology, Leo Jahaan established his own painting method using a self-developed combination of hardware/software. Utilising this technology, Leo transforms his designs based on archival engravings into precisely painted oil on canvas, plus glass and light art. He currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
Lesley Keen is a digital artist and filmmaker whose creative process combines hand-drawn animation with computer techniques. Lesley uses the moving image to explore abstract concepts and non-narrative structures on themes drawn from fine art, mythology and cosmology. Her current work has been inspired by quantum mechanics theory.
Lorette C. Luzajic
Lorette C. Luzajic is a Toronto, Canada-based artist who uses the phrase “mixed up media” to describe her work. Every technical and philosophical facet of her art is committed to mixed media, redefining the term to include ideas from poetry, art, music and culture, as well as physical materials.
MAKIKO is a UK-based awardwinning photographer and author who has exhibited in Japan, North America and Europe. Educated at International Centre of Photography in NYC, she travels extensively and creates minimalist, edgy landscapes, “found images”, collective images and silhouettes that express her unique view of the world.
Creating within a wide range of media including collages, light objects, sculptures and large-scale installations, Berlin-based Marcel Buehler produces personal and commissioned pieces for private and corporate collections. His GREAT & OK graced the fields of the Rhineland in his native Germany.
In the same way as one recognises the outer forest, there is also the internal forest: the store of living water, the creator of breath and blood, and the protector of the slopes and beauty for the eyes with its trees; it is the last soldier of culture.
“Maria Hinze’s artistic work is an exploration of the medium of drawing, an intermedial analysis of the line and the artistic approaches and attitudes. The potency of the drawing is examined in the transitions between drawn line and actual spatial environment, the creative approach and the social space of action.” Anne Fäser
Maria Emilov Silvestar
Maria Emilov Silvestar’s most recent works continue to explore the themes of personal memories and the many facets of identity. They capture a vivid and vibrant world in which people, cultures and time overlap, as well as the flux of emotions hidden behind the familiar.
Michelle Hansen Dow
Michelle Hansen Dow’s work often features lone figures and strange landscapes – a narrative stalled. Past images trigger further variations in print, paint and collage – layer upon layers – to create a pervasive sense of otherness and dream-like isolation.
Emerging artist Mihee Jeon looks at the philosophical cosmology of the universe through pots and pans, and explores the subtle relationship between us and the universe. In For forging the World, he examines how we can re-create the universe - the moon, by adding some water into the pot.
Miroslava Pavelkova explores the effects of psychological isolation. This involves the photographing of a physically constructed, notional space that has been manipulated with light to create an abstract representation of the evolving negative process of thinking, which distorts the individual’s perception of their direct surroundings.
The Braidbasket is a sculptural painting of women in Lviv, Ukraine. A young lady dressed as a colourful peasant walks off the frame past a bench of frozen observers. Collaged onto the painting's surface is Ukrainian embroidery, embracing both flesh and landscape.
Nicola is a London-based street photographer working in low-light. Her atmospheric photographs lead the viewer through open doorways or up to windows, often catching people at candid moments. She captures the solitary nature of life in the midst of a heaving mass of people in a big city.
Nikoline Hogga is a recent Fine Art graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is interested in exploring the intuitive, finding inspiration and ideas through the process of painting. She aims to challenge the boundaries between the figurative and the abstract.
Hamburg-based photographer Norman Zurke began a passion for photography as a schoolboy using a self-made pinhole camera in the mid-1970s. Since then he has taken thousands of photographs, primarily of port facilities, vessels and industrial complexes. Currently his main focus is colours and structures.
Pauline Bloomfield’s work takes the form of embroidered wall hangings and smaller framed or wallpieces. The fabric she uses include cottons, organzas and silks. Seeking inspiration from African and Indian textiles and Rothko’s paintings, she layers and stitches fabrics to create backgrounds upon which figures are then stitched.
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Paul is a goldsmith, silversmith and sculptor with over 35 years’ experience. He specialises in ‘miniatures’ and is Vice President of Royal Miniature Society for Sculpture & Miniature Artists of America. His continual inspiration of the natural world reflects the finite detail in his work.
Inspired by the stark contours of Bermuda’s distinct architecture, emerging jeweller Rebecca Little designs contemporary, cutting edge jewellery with geometric, clean lines using gold and silver and incorporating precious gem stones for texture. Her bold and sculptural jewellery is exhibited internationally and has won several awards.
“Tectonics and Linear Expressionism: the distribution of mass in space and the flow of forms to express emotion. Sculpture is a conversation; it’s a way of transferring energy and feelings to others. Art needs an audience.” Rudolf Sokolovski is a Canadian sculptor based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Inspired by the complex relationship between order and disorder in Chaos Theory, whereby simplicity gives rise to complexity, the drawings reflect the interconnected universe. The artist will be showing a thread drawing in Discerning Eye 13-23 November.
Sally Dunham creates individually handcrafted ceramic sculptures and wall mounted pieces. The Mister Herbert series aims to capture an essence of the everyday combined with a drop of humour. Her work also includes realistic, yet contemporary, human and animal sculptures formed from a patchwork of clay giving a lively and tactile surface.
Seamus Moran creates organic abstract sculptures from casts of knots from dead trees. With the additional elements of steel, feathers, shells, brambles and leather, his work has a powerful and unsettling presence greater than the sum of its parts, blurring the boundaries between the natural and the manmade.
This sculpture projects an aesthetically competent and didactic nature, thus creating a work that provides a strong statement about ecological and social awareness. The objective for the sculpture, a fractured seesaw, is to demonstrate enlightenment of how our relationship with nature is debauched.
For Sigita Dackevičiūtė a human being is an open and interactive system. Communicating with the interior and exterior environment, The tension of this interaction is the main topic of her work. Activeness (2014) expresses openness to the surrounding world and clenches it as if it were holding on with hooks.
Inspired by her passion for nature, international abstract artist Sonia Bublaitis captures the vibrancy and vitality of life. Through the interplay of colour and light, she embodies the paradoxical nature of life in her work, contained yet limitless, expressing the spirituality of the world around her while challenging observers to connect with each piece.
Thomas W Kuppler
Thomas W Kuppler’s process of experimentation, exploration and constant questioning of the media is driven by the need to both deconstruct the representational character of a photograph and to expand the conventional limits of form.
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Tony’s work is primarily about photographing symbolism through geometric and theatrical observations in artificial spaces that he constructs in his studio in Sheffield. There is clearly a hunger for provocative detail, mixed with the deliberate infusion of sculptural perimeters; all collide to create tension and ambiguity.
Trevor R Plummer
Featured international artist Trevor R Plummer’s Quantum is for sale on Artmajeur for £100 million. It is the world’s first complicated design art to be built with a secret code and locking mechanisms. Set with very rare diamonds in materials that are a billion years old, it is framed in aluminium and brass with four teak wheels.
Ulla is an award-winning Danish-born artist based in London. Her work is found in public and private collections worldwide. Subjects range from colourful female forms to abstract “dreamscapes”, inspired by the cosmos. Her “explosive” cosmic creations – acrylic on canvas – are lusciously layered compositions in vibrant colours or subtle pastel hues.
TROPE is a creative collaboration between contemporary artists Carol MacGillivray and Bruno Mathez. The Anglo-French team celebrates motion as a metaphor for being by breathing life into inanimate objects. The artworks are playful and hybrid, made using an immersive system of concrete animation called the DScope ® where time is choreographed.
Valentina Barrera is a Colombian artist who looks at the reality of forms and circumstances, and decomposes them into modules. She cuts and plays with colours using acrylics and pastels. Her work shows a different reality from what is observed and is guided by intuition, perception and imagination.
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Currently developing new spherical canvases, Will Teather’s compositions shift perspective, both physically and in representation, creating a dialogue between the flat image and sculptural form of the artwork. Supported by Arts Council England, NUA, UAL and Norfolk County Council. Exhibition at Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, 17 October - 17 November.