Christopher Dear is a bold expressive artist who follows his own rules. After being asked to leave art school for his lack of conformity Dear has gone on to forge a successful career doing what he does best – being himself! Dear began art as a profession in 1995 and is now in his 21st year as an artist and more recently a fashion designer. Dear has exhibited widely in galleries, music events and public spaces all over the world.
Dear’s style developed from his early career within the music industry. He produced large-scale artworks for music events and to this day his style works in tandem to music providing a multi level experience for the viewer. His work is strong in impact with the abstractions full of vibrant colours and often adorned with gold leaf adding to the reflective and illusionistic qualities.
We are delighted to show Dear’s incredible work and are looking forward to his exhibition next month in Shoreditch London.
Scottish artist Kirsty Whiten is known for her extraordinary skill in creating often disturbing and arresting works. Now the artist is wrapping up a self started and hugely successful Kickstarter campaign to create a unique limited edition hard cover book. Wronger Rites – The Quing of the Now Peoples will contain a collection of Whiten’s own work, drawings, water-colour and oil paintings.
Wronger Rites will be released in August 2016. Wronger Rites depicts a set of imagined rituals performed by the Now Peoples and overseen by their gender-queer priestess, the Quing.
7th May to 31st May at Arusha Gallery, Edinburgh
Ilona Szalay’s oil and resin on wood paintings trace a path through a world of conflict and power play, a place of rigid hierarchy and fierce competition. Using concise visual language the work explores notions of vulnerability and beauty, dominance and submission, violence and control.
Now Szalay’s new paintings are shown for the first time at Arusha Gallery in Edinburgh in “Queen of Swords” opening Friday 7th May 2016.
Interview by Fashionel
In 2016, among other interesting stories and interviews, Fashionel will present a cycle of talks with successful and creative worldwide Macedonian expatriates around the world. The names of some of them may not be as established in our country, but their hard work and success that has been achieved beyond these limits is a strong reason for discussing with them and introducing them to the domestic public.
A few days ago we visited the “Osten” gallery in order to get acquainted with the artist Gordana Vincic. The gallery is currently hosting her solo exhibition “Intuitive confession” in which (you can see a part of her)30 drawings being exposed; images of women, in combined technique (charcoal, pastel and ink) on paper.
For 20 years Gordana has been living and working in Sweden. She was born in Skopje, a place where she always returns to with great love. In 1998 she graduates from Social Work and Policy studies at the renowned University of Lund. After her graduation she starts to deal with psychology, and enriches her career with a 15-year leadership experience in several areas.