We are delighted to be participating in the 30th Edition of the London Art Fair.
17 - 21 January 2018. Stand G32.
We will be showing work by;
Stephen Farthing RA
David Nash RA
Wednesday 17 January: 11am – 9pm
Thursday 18 January: 11am – 9pm
Friday 19 January: 11am – 7pm
Saturday 20 January: 11am – 7.30pm
Sunday 21 January: 11am – 5pm
Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing market.
Presenting leading British and international galleries alongside curated spaces Art Projects and Photo50, the Fair invites collectors and visitors to discover works by renowned artists from the 20th Century to today.
Julian Brown – A fast rising painter, who has been selected for prestigious awards, including John Moores painting prize in 2016. His joyful visual kaleidoscopes are inspired by nostalgic visions of the 1980s and his particular love for the folk art from his Polish heritage – the paper cut out craft tradition of Wycinakni.
An influential participant in the project Paint Britain, his solo show ‘Future Islands’ featured in Yantai Art Musuem, China 2017 and in a group show ‘Contemporary British Masters’, which is on tour to Artall Gallery Nanjing and Jiangsu Art Musuem and Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, China until January 2018.
Stephen Farthing RA – Eight times prize-winner of the John Moores painting prize and current Chairman of the Royal Academy Exhibition Program, Farthing is a considerable and influential contemporary British artist. Two works, along with specially made associated prints, from his new series Museums of the World will be premiered at the London Art Fair. It features interiors of well known public and rarely seen private museums from around the world and probes the role of collections, collectors and the spaces we use to display them. The whole series can be seen in March 2018, at the gallery and private museum of Simon Draper, co-founder of Virgin Media and avid collector of contemporary British art.
Nicola Green – Nicola Green’s Bate Bola, recently returned from the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, create a flamboyant carnival community that has roots and legacies dating back to the time of colonial slavery. Carnival represents the merging of European, South American and African identity, the re-imagination of power structures and the subversion of racial identity.
Green’s exploration of identity and difference builds on the themes explored within her acclaimed project In Seven Days… which has been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Library of Congress and exhibited at Candida Stevens Gallery and the Whitworth Museum.
Alice Kettle – Internationally renowned, textile artist Alice Kettle exhibits for the first time at London Art Fair. It is a timely moment to view work by one of Britain’s genuine artistic pioneers, as she emerges from a 15 year retrospective and comes back into the public eye with a new series Thread Bearing Witness, for Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester in 2018. Kettle’s art with thread is unparalleled, influenced by her studies with Terry Frost, Mali Morris and Constance Howard. Today her beautiful, bold, often large-scale work, which tell eternal stories, continue to demonstrate exceptional and innovative artistic endeavour. Many public collections and important commissions of significant work hold Kettle’s work.
Irene Lees – An inspiration to women artists, Irene trained at the University of the West of England when she turned 60. Now in her 70s, her drawings have toured the UK with the Jerwood Drawing Prize, she is a regular teacher and speaker at TATE St Ives and winner of the Fine Art Award with the SWA. Her work is politically initiated with deeply felt issues, both visually exquisite and beautifully executed. Using archival ink she tells modern and historical stories about subjects that range from the Turner Prize winners from 1984 – 2012 to the history of under wear. Her response to the Boko Haram kidnappings drawings can be seen at the London Art Fair.
David Nash OBE RA –A new work on paper by David Nash OBE RA, generously made for the gallery’s autumn exhibition, Good Nature can be seen at London Art Fair. The exhibition was a subject close to Nash’s heart; a celebration of our planet, its beauty, its fragility and the essential part we all play in preserving it. This limited edition pastel stencil print accompanied the featured sculpture, Fire Carved Holly. Nash is an eminent contemporary British artist whose work has featured in many solo exhibitions in the UK, as well as garnering a distinguished international reputation for his distinctive work. In 2016 he was winner of the Charles Wollaston Award and he remains an influential figure for contemporary artists and sculptors today.
Olivia Stanton – Stanton is a skilful contemporary British painter who has an authority with her canvas to create abstract works with confident colour and controlled form. She enjoyed a solo show with Jonathan Clark Fine Art in 2016 and a retrospective at Candida Stevens Gallery in 2017. Her work is admired for its sophistication, generally inspired by landscapes where Stanton has lived in France and the UK. Several works from her over 40 year artistic career can be seen for the first time at London Art Fair. Art critic Andrew Lambirth commented of her work that her “understanding of colour used both descriptively and decoratively, accounts for the strength of her work…she has a real feeling for paint”.
Nicola Bensley – whose portrait of Maggi Hambling on the studio floor got down to the last 120 for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Three of Nicola Bensley’s recent photographs, Maggi Hambling on her studio floor, Recline and Leap, Westbourne Grove are all in the Winners Gallery and awarded Honourable Mention in the International Black & White Spider Awards 2017.
Almuth Tebbenhoff - Working between Pietra Santa in Italy where she sources and carves the highest grade of marble and her studio in London, this year Tebbenhoff installs work at Chester and Salisbury Cathedrals and has shown her breakthrough cubes with Pangolin London and Candida Stevens Gallery, Chichester.
Lawrence Dicks - After identifying early in his art training that sculpture would be his medium, Lawrence has been loyal to exploring natural phenomena, cellular structure in particular, and slowly exaggerating by deconstructing the repeating patterns into strange, tactile yet somehow simple objects. David Nash once a hero of Lawrence has through the recent gallery exhibition, Good Nature, become mutual admirers and friends. We show his stone and bronze work at the fair.