Blackheath's own Van Gogh. Vibrant brushwork and astounding colours depict the rugged French landscape along with circuses, sunsets and storms
Basia paints expressive works which include portraits, landscapes and industrial scenes of dockland and riverside views of Greenwich where she lives and works. Her paintings are much in demand due to her bold and bright colours.
Paula's work interrogates issues and attitudes within the apparantly mute presentation of imaculate images of places and situations. Her current work looks at the interior architecture and workings of the European Union headquarters in Brussels.
Memorabilia and magic-filled cases, boxes and frames. A taste for the bizarrely nostalgic with a sense of the macabre. Dolls, effigies, altarpieces and tableaux transformed through Sue's singular imagination.
A celebration of the work of Ti Parks whose breadth of art practice included performance, scupture, print-making, assemblages, site specific work and installations. Born in the UK he made his reputation in Australia where much of his work resides in National collections. His work was seen all over the world including representation at the Venice Biennale (twice).
Martin's work records the impact that humans have had on the landscape and on our surroundings. Abandoned buildings, overgrown stones and industrial workings speak of the underlying narratives of past places and of the people who lived and worked there.
Much loved Greenwich-based artist whose distinctive and original, often humourous, work uses strange topographical viewpoints to give us a fresh look at London landmarks and the people who frequent them. His immense skill as a painter and print-maker are widely admired.
Makila's work revives old crafts from her native Congo-Brazzaville, where palm nuts were used to make jewellery. She reclaims the shells to show their beauty. In doing so her goal is to create sustainable jobs for the local artisans.
PAINTINGS AND PRINTS
Terry's work often centres around a figure either standing alone or situated in various imaginary places. The works evoke thoughts about who we are, the way we appear both to ourselves and to others and what we feel about the places we live, have lived and spent our dreams and waking hours.
PAINTINGS Charles's work occupies the borderline between the abstract and the representational. It has intention in its making but also leaves the viewer space to form thier own associations. His various concerns cross fertilize. The landscape becomes a wounded body; natural forms co-exist with cultivated environments; natural history is conflated with the history of art. These are small but complex works revelling in the textures of creation.
Willow produces sculpture fabricated in brass and steel which give people the chance to experience the surprising beauty and emotional power of mathematical concepts in material form. The abstract idea is discovered as a physical presence in the material.
'THE ASCENT OF MAN' is drawn from an ongoing multi-year project, Charles has designed a collection of tapestries which reproduce the iconic cover art of culturally significant texts drawn from popular science, philosophy and fiction. Rendered in thread, the book jackets lose focus, becoming digital whilst wryly recording the diligent craft of their production. Time which might have been better spent reading.
MIXED MEDIA PIECES
Margaret Proudfoot weaves together several strands of recent work, reflecting her concerns with networks, history and intricate processes. Dissected and reconstructed maps feature alongside hand-made barbed wire and fences. Works that mark the centenary of WW1 evolve into explorations of borders and boundaries in current times.
‘ROOM IN A ROOM’ displays Dinah Prentice’s lifelong practice of exploring the concept of bringing together fragments. Whether fabric, canvas, text or paper in the form of collage, she sutures together materials that have otherwise been fractured or divided. This piecing together of materials became the root of a lifelong commitment to a radical feminist enquiry as an alternative approach to the avant-garde art historical canon. This WHITE BOX exhibition coincided with a retrospective of Dinah’s work at the University of Birmingham, Rotunda Gallery, Aston Webb Building.
UTA HARING is a german painter and printmaker whose work engages with the conjunction of fleeting impressions with solid and architectonic structures. Often working in series she has explored images of the buildings of London and of New York whilst her latest series works from the visual impact of landscapes and structures as percieved through the speeding and blurred windows of a train.
Intricate and spare, the relief prints from RA contributor Sasa Marinkov often use monochrome land and cityscapes to explore the expressive dialogue between light, space and form. Marinkov reveals universality in her artist's gaze.
Vivid and exciting, Annalisa Colombara's joyful and colourful paintings arise from her time as the British representative at the International Egyptian Biennale 2017. Darting fish and endangered corals suffuse her pictures of the teaming life and hope contained in the Red Sea.
Eleanor Durbin is fascinated by the extraordinary unexpected shapes and textures of things, whether natural or manmade, that have been effected by a long passage of time or sudden violent upheaval. Her original source drawings also undergo modifications and changes throughout the printmaking process and this provides a continuing fascinating journey for her, of unexpected discoveries.
“William Austin is a young contemporary artist who started life in the world of street art and is published next to Banksy in the book ‘London Street Art Anthology’. William has since moved his artwork to hang on the inside of walls. William’s work retains the excitement and fun associated with street art with a move into the world of miniaturisation. Creating tiny worlds of intriguing, unique and often humorous stories. You are invited to create your own narrative within the work, witness a moment captured and get lost in a diorama of delight."
Award winning artist Victoria Rance, looks at the connections, real and mythological, between humans, animals and nature. She creates tiny detailed pewter sculptures and sets them in tableaux scenes. The mythological character ‘Loki’ is a key figure in this group. For Rance, Loki is a mischievous shape-shifting figure, part human, part hare. She sees her motifs as a way of honouring our precious declining wildlife, as well as being a helpful counter to the conflicted and binary splitting of current world views. Complicating the binary by introducing a third element these talismanic objects create the sense of a positive cycle, with rebirth, fertility, and play embraced within them.
Exploring our relationship with nature, Kit's art fuses the pastoral and surreal. He follows in the British romantic tradition of the neo-romantics of the 1940s and Samuel Palmer. While primarily known as a printmaker, he also makes collages and paintings.
Alexander Pemberton moved to Greenwich in 1993. He paints from life, mostly on and around the Thames. When he finds a subject with potential he works at the location over time (sometimes years) often making different versions. The river compels him as a subject, where an aim of his work is to fix in a measured, organised way what is fluid and chaotic.
Varessa Vargo graduated from the Royal College of Art. Her work is concerned with the graphic possibilities of the means of communication: letters, epistles, logos and signifyers. Printing techniques are the means as well as the inspiration of her current work which uses old compositors printing blocks, beautiful objects in themselves, to produce layered and textured images that extend the the coming together of inks and paper beyond the original intention of the letterpress blocks.
Angela Verdon has been a professional ceramicist since her graduation from the Royal College of Art. Her current work is formed from the whitest and most difficult to work porcelain into abstract pieces of sculptural beauty which arrive at their final form through inventive permutations of forming/moulding and casting. The results are exquisit explorations of negative and positive shapes and spaces.
The paintings in this exhibition use the Dorset coast as their starting point. I have often observed the drama which gathers amongst transitional passages of the landscape; linking the land to the sea.
Margaret Higginson refuses to see stone as concrete. To her, stone is malleable, like glass. It begs to be touched and twisted. Yet, the texture and surface of her chosen material is restricting by its very nature. It is the site of that push and pull, that sense of confusion and complication, where ‘Convolutions’ is born.
Scarth’s paintings involve an interplay of colour, geometric pattern, and loose, free line. This has evolved through a three-stage process involving drawing, collage, and painting. The compositions are not predetermined, rather they are the product of the shifts and changes made in response to the processes involved in each phase.
PRINTS AND PAINTINGS
Trained in fine art and contemporary dance Richenda’s work is based around the figure, in gesture, poise and the occasional glance. Drawing is a great passion of hers and it is through this daily process that subconscious ideas are developed before being made into a print.
After twenty-one years working largely as a print-maker Sally now has returned to painting and has been working in oils and acrylic, some figurative, but more recently, abstract shapes and colour with gardens and landscapes in mind.
Katharine Honey studied painting and stained glass at Wimbledon School of Art, later becoming interested in the making and designing of modern jewellery. Working mostly in silver and using semi-precious stones the work emphasises colour and texture, sometimes within an abstract form.
Angela's prints explore and celebrate the infinite visual opportunities presented by the natural world. Landscapes, seascapes and huge skies are favourite topics and she is fascinated by the ever changing effects of light at different times of the day, and as the seasons progress through the year.