Stage 3 Interim Show

Chelsea College of Art
16 John Islip Street SW1P 4JU London
PV: 3rd March 2016 at 4:30 PM


3rd year Chelsea Fine Art show.

Art Gemini Prize

The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world. In addition, artists selected to showcase will have the opportunity to sell their works in London while supporting a selected charity. ArtGemini Prize 2015 Charity Partner is Kidscape – preventing bullying, protecting children.

2015 Judging panel of art professionals are:
Dr Christina Bradstreet (National Gallery, previously Director of Careers at Sotheby’s)
Zoe Whishaw (Photography consultant, previously Getty Images)
Sajid Rizvi (Founder & Publisher of EAP Group International Media)
Angus Pryor (Head of Art & Design, University of Gloucestershire)
Sarah Ryan (Founder New Blood Art)
Thorsten Overgaard (Photographer & Writer)
Vanessa Champion (Photo journalist & Director PhotoAid Global)

I am really excited to be part of Art Gemini Prize exhibition for the second time, as "Just Stood There And Watched" has been selected from an amazing 956 entries from 34 countries. The finalists’ exhibition will be held at the Menier Gallery between Tuesday 22 and Saturday 26 September. The gallery is situated within the historic Menier Chocolate Factory, minutes from London Bridge, Borough Market and Tate Modern.

Griffin Gallery Open

Open to all artists aged over 18 and working primarily in painting and drawing, judges have selected 99 artworks for the exhibition by 93 artists from over 2,500 submissions, including work from as far afield as Singapore and Japan.

On the judging panel were painter Ian Davenport, Saatchi Gallery Chief Executive Nigel Hurst and Griffin Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry.

I am happy to confirm that "Let Me See" has been selected to be exhibited at Griffin Gallery from the 23rd of July until the 21st of August 2015.

Undercover Exhibition

I am excited to announce a new solo show; Undercover, an exhibition of recent mixed media works at Clarendon Studios.

25th-26th of April, and 2nd-3rd May 2015
12.00-18:00 or by appointment on 07920 487921
Clarendon Studios, 30 Clarendon Rise, London SE13 5EY

Discovery Commission

I have recently completed a commission by Discovery Networks to produce a painting on the 'Great White Wall' in the canteen of their Chiswick office building.

"Forgotten, Lost and Buried" has been inspired by Discovery Channel’s series ‘Bering Sea Gold’ about deep sea divers extracting gold from the ocean floor and by the artists’ memories and photographic images about underwater landscapes.

It is an interpretation of intimate spaces which are partly hidden, partly revealed, where the revealed parts act as gateways to fantasy leading to a covered and invisible reality, suggesting that there is more to discover, a precious secret or a shocking surprise, exploring the possibilities of the materials by way of covering and exposing layers of paint and metal.

The revealed reflective surfaces of the copper foil booklets work as integrated light sources within the structure of the painting. Copper is a link to childhood memories and represents the idealised past. The foil flakes are arranged in a way that they resemble old books, only open to the extent that it would be impossible to read their content. This provokes a constant longing for being able to have an insight of their pages.

However these books are forgotten, lost, and buried, which became the title of the painting. It is a field of treasures once concealed, now found, or the other way.

The work intends to ambiguously talk to two parallel mental dimensions. On one hand to the optimistic ego by way of its aesthetics and on the other hand to the realistic self with its suffocating ‘forgottenness’. This ambiguity creates a sad nostalgia.

White Spirits Exhibition

I will be partcicpating in the show White Spirits at the Safe House 1 in March.

16th-20th of March 2015, 12:00-17:00
(except 18th March: 13:00-17:00 & 20th March 12:00-16:00)
Private View: 19th March, 16:00-20:00
Safe House 1, 139 Copeland Road, SE15 2SN

Frontier Economics Commission

I am delighted to say that my latest commission from Frontier Economics is now exhibited in the reception area at their offices in Holborn.

Hitachi Consulting Commission

Recently commissioned by Hitachi Consulting, my work "Cycles" has now been installed and is overlooking the Thames at their offices on More London Place.

Crash Salon Open 2013

"Infinite Subway" has been selected for the Crash Salon Open 2013 at the Charlie Dutton Gallery, 1a Princeton Street, London WC1R 4AX. The Crash Open Salon exhibition runs from 11th December 2013 to 11th January 2014. Please see the Charlie Dutton Gallery website for more details.

Representational and Abstract Volume 2

Several works have been selected by Bare Hill Publishing for 'The State of Art' art book 'Representational and Abstract Volume 2'. 'The State of Art' is a series of art books designed to connect artists with art lovers, art buyers, curators, gallerists, collectors and the rest of the art world. Bare Hill Publishing was started in 2012 to specialise in the publication of Art Books for individual artists, solo exhibitions, group exhibitions and open exhibitions. Their books are available online in softback and downloadable PDF formats and will soon be available as eBooks from Blurb and the Apple iStore.

'The State of Art' art books will provide a snapshot that represents current contemporary art practice and will present a selection of artists’ personal portfolios as well as provide details of their artistic practice and illustrate their ability to present ideas in a variety of media or alternative artistic techniques.

ArtGemini Prize 2013

"Under Pressure" has been shortlisted for the ArtGemini Prize 2013. The ArtGemini Prize is a celebration to promote international contemporary art for emerging and established artists around the world. All shortlisted artists will be invited to show their works at the exhibition at the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, Conway Street, London, in January 2014.

Wells Art Contemporary Open Exhibition 2013

I'm pleased to confirm that "Excavation" has been selected by the panel of judges for the Wells Art Contemporary Open Exhibition 2013. .

Cork Street Open Exhibition 2013

By far one of the most exhilarating aspects of the Cork Street Open Exhibitions is the surprising synergy and cohesive feel of unity that is achieved in spite of the extremely diverse and eclectic collection of artwork presented in a wide range of mediums.

A selection panel of five jurors viewed nearly 2,000 submissions, distilling the entries to just under 200 artworks. Everything the jury selects after a stringent 2 stage judging process, whether iPad paintings, egg tempera landscapes, resin sculptures or large format photographs is then hung together in harmony, offering visitors an exciting visual symphony.

Not only is the artwork diverse, the experience and reputation of the artists is equally varied providing an opportunity for collectors to purchase art ranging from £110 to over £10,000. A wire mesh sculpture by the well-established David Begbie, may cast its velvet shadow beside the painting of a debuting young artist or an emerging octogenarian.

The first Cork Street Open Exhibition was launched six years ago. The mission was two fold, to give emerging and established artists worldwide a platform for showing their work in the heart of Londons art dealing centre and to raise funds for charity.

There has never been a theme for the August Cork Street Open Exhibition; other than the literal interpretation of contemporary of this time. Artists were able to submit up to 6 entries as long as they were created within the past 18 months.

Exhibition runs 9th - 16th August 2013 Daily from 10-6.

I am delighted to announce that my works "Time for this", "Under Pressure", "Another way to let go", "Let me see" and "Excavation" have been selected by the panel of judges and excited to be part of the final Cork Street Open Exhibition.

The Gallery in Cork Street
28 Cork Street

Creekside Open 2013

Selected by Paul Noble
A.P.T Gallery

"MURAL" has been selected by Paul Noble for Creekside Open at A.P.T Gallery.

Art in Perpetuity Trust
Harold Wharf
6 Creekside
London SE8 4SA