11th April – 28th April 2013
Tom Howse’s paintings are a mythological investigation into the sources of understanding and the quests we take to comprehend. He sees a distinct gulf between the world’s knowledge and his own understanding – the paintings being products of absurd and inadequate attempts to make sense of the world. Howse monumentalises figures or objects to bestow them with a greater power, for example in the ‘Big Faces’ works his figures act not only as a surrogate omnipotence but also as a self-admonishing reconciliation for his perceived inadequacies. Howse’s paintings evolve on the canvas provoking questions and uncertainty. Colour and paint work as a language to evolve an image beyond a physical depiction to produce exciting, mysterious, raw and primal work.
For more info please visit the High House Gallery.
Forming Words is based on how form and structure can be inspired by text. Flow has asked selected artists to create new work based on a piece of writing of their choice, from poetry to a letter to lyrics. Whether it is the shapes, lines and curves which letters create that inspire the work, as in vibrant wall pieces by Debbie Smyth that motivate the work. Or simply the fluidity of the writing, artists exploring this theme express the diverse approaches and outcomes this one theme can manifest.
Artists include: Jonathan Boyd, Gary Breeze, Tabea Dürr, Clare Goddard, Clare Hillerby, Mimi Joung, Alyssa Dee Krauss, Aino Kajaniemi, Hanne Mannheimer, Susanne Matsché, Enya Moore, Cecilia Levy, Bethan Lloyd Worthington, Matthew Raw, Debbie Smyth, Jessica Turrell, Ingeborg Vandamme, Sophie Wiltshire, Buddug Wyn Humphreys.
On Show until 17th May 2013. For more info please visit the Flow Gallery
The World’s Local Nomad, Heat-treated perspex (size and colour taken from HSBC London building façade) and vinyl-covered plinth (colour selected from branding material) 150 x 130 x 100 cm, 2012
‘In this piece the words ‘local’ and ‘nomad’ are intentionally juxtaposed to reveal the contradiction of the logic of global capitalist expansion as the endorsement of an extraterritorial colonialism. The colours and utopian slogans of corporate branding bring to mind the reductive aesthetics of constructivism and suprematism, which rehearse the institutional fate of the avant-garde.’
Natasha’s sculpture features in New Order, British Art Now at the Saatchi gallery with 17 other UK-based young artists, from 26 April – 9 June 2013.
12 April – 29 April 2013
For his solo show at Nancy Victor, Geoff will present new elements to his ever- expanding alternative universe, in the form of spectral octagonal landscape paintings and a map of an uncharted world engraved onto animal skins. Geoff’s work explores the tension between the natural world and its grasping appropriation by human influence. It draws from traditional genres of painting together with the rusty surrealism of science fiction and the fantasia of abstraction to create a parallel world.
Space Ship Earth (window no.2) Heaven Go Easy on Me, oil, gesso on linen, 100 x 100 cm, 2013
For more info please visit Nancy Victor Gallery
Nina Fowler’s dynamic show ‘It’s Just My Funny Way of Dancing” showcases eight large scale black chalk drawings depicting two females figures embroiled in a lively brawl. The remarkable images capture split second stills from the 1939 film Destry Rides Again, featuring the enamoring Marlene Dietrich. Concurrently portraying great movement with immaculate stillness, the pieces feature intricate detail and illustrate Fowler’s remarkable draftsmanship skills.
On show at 18 Hewett Street until Sunday 31st March. See more of Nina’s work here.
21st March – 27th April 2013
Jethro Buck’s fascination with the ancient art of Indian miniature painting is core to his work. It is not only the beauty and fine workmanship that has captured his imagination, but also the fables and mysticism that has created such rich and exotic art for hundreds of years. FREEFALL is an exhibition of 30 paintings that blend East with West. Incorporating his own expression, narrative and scale, to the form and decorative style of classical Indian miniature painting, Jethro Buck studied with classical Indian miniaturist master Ajay Sharma and has composed a body of contemporary paintings inspired by the experience of his journey to India, a country both ancient and modern.
More info at Art Jericho
Hyunjeong Lim, Journey to the British Museum, 2011, charcoal on canvas,157 x 330 cm
Oblivion is a group show by postgraduate students at Central Saint Martins and their response to the theme of Oblivion. Featuring work by Aga Tamiola, Alexander Williams, Alexandra Pace, Christine Donnier-Valentin, Fedor Toshchev, Ghazaleh Avarzamani, Hyunjeong Lim, Ines Tavares, Jean-Paul A. Moreira, Ksenia Burnasheva, Lara Morrell, Louise Beer, Marianne Morild, Matthew Humphreys, Nikolas Ventourakis, Noemi Niederhauser, Sam Taylor, Seungwon Hong, Serena Porrati, Shinji Toya. Curated by Lara Morrell, Nikolas Ventourakis and Sam Taylor
Private view on the 7th March, 6.30 til late. The show is on until 10th March, 2-6 pm at 17-20 Parr St, Shoreditch, London, N1 7ET
Bill, (h) 140 x (w) 140 x (d) 9 cm, Pencil + mixed media, 2013
British writer, Barry Miles, took the original photograph this drawing comes from of William Burroughs in his Duke Street, St James, home in 1972. Miles states that he and his good friend Bill were enjoying a “somewhat drunken” evening in together as the slight blurring of the image suggests. This photo hangs in the living room of Miles’ home.
Carla’s Mum, (h) 125 x (w) 91 x (d) 9 cm, Pencil + mixed media, 2012-13
This image is taken from a passport booth photo of Carla Borel’s mother Jen. She was a dancer in Las Vegas during the 60’s and later moved to Paris where she danced at the Moulin Rouge and was to meet Carla’s father. Carla is photographer and uses only black and white film; she keeps the original picture hanging on her living room wall. Continue reading “‘Intimate Strangers’ with Nina Mae Fowler at Art13, London”
Hyunjeong Lim, Landscape with pomegranate, Oil, chalk on canvas, 30x30cm, 2013
February 26th to March 1st
A Homage To A Leak features 5 artists from Central Saint Martins including Hyungjeong Lim, Andreas M. Georgiou, Iori Endo, Patricia Pisanelli and Taki Kitada. The works deal with the subject through different perspectives, physically and conceptually, considering relations between material and support, pictorial manifestations or political questionings. Continue reading “‘A Homage To A Leak’ with HyunJeong Lim
at The University of the Arts, London”
Eleanor Watson, Priority Seating, Oil on canvas,30 x 20 cm
Watson’s current paintings are concerned with the ergonomics of rooms which are not designed to be lived in. Working with images from a variety of sources, she uses collage to make rooms which are evocative of both the highly aspirational images of glossy interior magazines, and theatre sets. They deal in absences – leaving some objects minutely detailed and others blank. Continue reading “Eleanor Watson & Ben Bridges
at the GX Gallery, London”