Gray’s Art Gallery Presents FLUX At The Rag Factory
16-18 Heneage Street
London E1 5LJ
18th -22nd Feb 2015
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Mark your calendar as Gray’s Art Gallery announces the first FLUX Exhibition at The Rag Factory, just off Brick Lane, London, February 2015
Gray’s Art Gallery is an exciting new venture aiming to bridge the gap between artists and buyers, bringing contemporary art to a wider audience and actively seeking collaborations, commissions, and fantastic venues for exhibitions. The first event ‘FLUX’ will be held in February 2015 and will showcase a group of 70 exceptionally talented contemporary artists. FLUX will be a visual feast of art, sculpture, live graffiti and performance. (more…)
Marcela Montemayor was born in 1990, in Monterrey Mexico. She is an artist that is inspired by hyperrealism, music and her need to awaken the senses, especially taste. The work that Marcela creates spreads a basic joy with a vibrancy of colour and a pop art impact. Her work hits your senses and takes you back to the joy you felt as a child when given your first Ice Cream Sundae! The colour, the delight of a treat and the overwhelming need to taste the sweetness.
Working from her home in Mexico Marcela has found her style and a way to communicate through her art. Her message is to depict the ‘feeling of desire by sight, although the taste is not activated, the viewing pleasure you can endure the feeling of desire through images of food that are visually very attractive.’ Marcela exhibits throughout Mexico and is looking to exhibit internationally. We are sure Marcela will reach her ambitions and look forward to her bringing her work to London. Thank you for talking to The Palette Pages. (more…)
McAlpine Miller is an incredible artist with a unique style, layering upon the media misconceptions of celebrity and modern culture he creates bold work that mixes brilliant fine art techniques with pop art illustration. His work is a combination of styles mixing realism and surrealism to great effect. Utilizing comic imagery to depict ‘fading memories and future hopes’ he uses imagination and skill to produce work that is exceptionally compelling whilst tackling the issues of culture and society. Influenced by Renaissance art he adds a surrealist and contemporary edge to work that uncovers issues and highlights the obsession with skin deep beauty so prevalent in popular culture. McAlpine Miller is certainly making his mark and has achieved an impressive CV which includes being The Savoy Hotel’s artist in residence. He has exhibited widely worldwide since 1991 including many solo shows and has been featured on the BBC and publications such as Vogue and Fine Art Collector. His latest exhibition Mirror Mirror at Castle Galleries layers images of celebrities and supermodel-esque women over kitsch cartoon characters such as Donald Duck, Tom & Jerry, Dandy and Captain America. “My paintings show how beauty is only skin-deep and how we tend to hide behind this façade, when in reality we need to uncover our real issues and discover ourselves. My art is like a mirror to society –in private we’re ourselves, but in public, we’re veiled by many layers we put up.”
It’s no wonder so many people have Miller on their one to watch lists, he’s considered an artist to invest in an artist of today who will be remembered tomorrow Thank you so much for sharing your work with us, art with power and impact that has left us wanting more. (more…)
Karolina Albricht was born in Cracow, she went on to study in both her home town and Holland and now lives and works in London. Karolina is making her mark on the art world with her unique style and incredible depictions of the realities and surroundings of humanity. Themes of her work include self conflict, the balancing act of desire and meeting your aspirations and the constant battle of self-control. Depicting the energy of someone and the elements of experience is at the forefront of her figurative work, she is able to portray the extremities of a decision and the blurred boundaries that extend into a ‘submit or self-destruct’ existence. Controversial themes such as suicide are tackled head on with two levels from contrasting angles one intimate and one reflective.
‘The intimate portraits act as close-ups of deep-rooted emotion that is prevalent in this subject. The reflective pieces convey the contemplating mood of landscapes, reflecting beauty and allure of death upon nature.’ Karolina Albricht.
Karolina has been exhibiting since 2006 and is now represented by London galleries. We were very happy when Karolina agreed to our interviews, we really wanted to feature her work, art that we love and are very excited about. We urge you to follow Karolina on her artistic journey. (more…)
Robert Fitzmaurice is an artist who lives and works in Reading in the UK. Creating work that does not fit a conscious style he leans towards lyrical figurations. His art is focused on three themes; single standing figures, figure groups, and figures in landscape/seascape settings. Robert creates work that is bold, expressive with dramatic use of colour and form. We were drawn to his work and loved his use of subtle lines and texture. The depiction of ideas and feelings that he produces is emotive and impactful with a style that displays his individuality. Robert’s work is often influenced by family and the senselessness of humanity. He has a need to unite pictorial, physical and psychological dimensions within his incredible work. Robert has been exhibiting widely since studying for his degree in 1981, bringing his vibrant work to a captive audience. Robert brings a free and powerful presence, he depicts the very essence of the figure, the gestures and abstracted narratives in a beautiful and captivating way. This is work that will trigger your memories and inspirations, work that requires a lingering moment, a depth of thought and an inquisitive eye. Thank you so much Robert it is such a pleasure to feature your wonderful art. (more…)