MASTER CRAFTSMAN JAMES VIRGO SCULPTOR
Virgo came from an engineering background. When he left school at 16 he went straight into foundry work learning how to make sand castings in a small foundry in South East London. Over the years he worked my way into management working for a couple of larger foundries.
In 1999 Virgo decided to start his own creative casting business making work to clients specifications and also designing and casting his own unique products. His designs come from life experience, a sight, a smell or even a piece of music that inspires him in his designs. Virgo has a story for every product idea he has ever made.
#FLUXExhibition is so excited to announce David Booth MRBS to Summer FLUX at the prestigious Chelsea College of Arts. Booth will be creating in his unique impactful style a site specific installation.
Booth works on producing a challenging response to material, space, and context. He enjoys responding to the challenge of site-specific projects.
Booth selects processes which require him to make decisions intuitively and instinctively, trusting, evaluating, disrupting, destroying, and constructing. This immersive process consciously and unconsciously absorbs him during the creation of the work. Booth draws on references to growth, journey, escape, time, combining this with transformative use of the material as reference to re-invention, often exploiting the natural association of his chosen material to strengthen the context of the work. Producing the aesthetic of organic movement, fluidity, repetition, layers. Sculptural materials have included 45000 balloons, 100000 beermats, and linoleum.
#FLUXExhibition is proud to announce Sue Munson as an exhibiting artist. Read more about Sue below:
I am a Mixed Media Artist whose work shows an experimental and emotional response to the environment in which I am living.
During the ’80s I lived in Canada and the United States, and on my return to the UK I studied Textile Art and Design at Guildford College (Danesfield). After graduating, I found working on canvas was far more exciting and spontaneous than creating on fabric.
It was during the early nineties that I started exploring mark making as an art form.
#FLUXExhibition is so happy to announce the superb artist John Hobbs to his 2nd FLUX Exhibition this time at The Chelsea College of Arts. Read more about Hobbs below:
I’m an artist living and working in South London. Largely I paint producing abstract work and portraits. I use oil paints on canvas and also draw and make paintings on paper. In addition I work with wood and have also made tables with a painting as the table top. I sometimes incorporate found objects, both wood and metal. I also source beautiful vintage picture frames which I refurbish and use to frame works on paper.
‘Be Magnificent. Walthamstow School of Art 1957–1967’
William Morris Gallery
9 June 2017 – 10 September 2017
Private View: Thursday 8 June, 7 – 9.30 pm
The William Morris Gallery in partnership with arts agency Create will present a new exhibition that reveals the history of the Walthamstow School of Art, which cultivated some of the most influential creative talent of the 1950s and 1960s. Thanks to support from National Lottery players, ‘Be Magnificent. Walthamstow School of Art 1957–1967’ will present original work created by students and tutors during their time at the School, as well as personal testimony, photographs and archival material, film, music and ephemera from the period. Made possible by a grant of £84,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the exhibition will include works by leading names in art, fashion, music and film who studied and taught at the School including Pop Artists Sir Peter Blake (b.1932) and Derek Boshier (b.1937), musician Ian Dury (1942–2000), filmmakers Ken Russell (1927–2011) and Peter Greenaway CBE (b.1942), and fashion designers Celia Birtwell CBE (b.1941), Marion Foale (b.1939) and Sally Tuffin (b.1938).