Sculptor Adam Warick Hall caused a stir at the last FLUX Exhibition, selling two of his incredible works before the doors even opened. FLUX Exhibition is delighted to welcome him back to the next event at Chelsea College of Arts in April 2018. Read about his work and inspiration below:
Self taught or art school?
My mother was a sculptress, she carved in wood and used clay so I used to learn a little from her as a child but after leaving school I undertook a specific Fine Art Foundation course at Ravensbourne College in Kent and the completed a specific Sculpture Degree course at The Winchester School of Art.
This included a Term and a bit at the HDK (Hoch Schule der Kunste) in Berlin. I then went on to work as a sculptor in Shepperton and Pinewood studios for Film and TV where I learnt to work with an amazing array of different materials.
FLUX Exhibition is delighted to be exhibiting the striking work of artist Fraser Renton at Chelsea College of Arts 12th – 15th April 2018. Read about his work and inspirations below:
As far back as I can remember I have always had a love for linear geometrics and colour field paintings. I see the world we live in a place full of linear-geometric constructions with enhanced colour vibrancies. My fascination for both these art forms has inspired me for many years, from great artists such as Piet Mondrian, Wassily Kandinsky, Ilya Bolotowsky, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. I feel that many of the works from these fine artists represent some of the most intellectually fascinating and visually stimulating geometric and colour field art ever conceived.
I love abstract in all forms but Digital, Geometric, Hard Edge and Minimalist are what fascinates me the most. Colour field plays a huge part in my experimentation and creation. Focusing on multiple colours, sharp lines, three dimensional shapes and multi layered optical illusions, I prepare my visions digitally, using colour fields and multiple layers, before transferring these creations to ‘one-off’ original pieces. Using acrylic paints on canvas, birch-ply or aluminium surfaces, for me there needs to be an edge to the works, whether that be using gradients, texture or subtleties in the colour. For works that are resin coated, this extra element protects the finished pieces from moisture, heat and physical stress.
‘Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’ in its flesh as a financier by day and artist by night, Mihov has developed a hobby that has seen his works placed in front of hundreds of thousands at the London Tube, LA’s Grand Union Station, Forbes Magazine, and galleries from London to Beverly Hills.
Bulgarian born, London settled, Mihov has developed a flair for art as a balancing act to his other life in the square mile. Having started first to ever paint a mere 2 years ago with no prior training, his development has been an exciting journey to witness, encouraged by one of his former banking MDs who was his mentor. Shy of public appearances, he would rather let his art talk about itself.
Thank you to artist Pedro Sousa Louro for capturing the Wimbledon Art Fair and congratulations on selling all your work displayed at the event! There is still time to visit.
25 YEARS OF UNIQUE EVENTS
This November, Wimbledon Art Fair returns for its 25th anniversary with over 150 artists, designers and makers. Formally known as Wimbledon Open Studios, this is the same prodigious event with a new name to reflect the browse and buy focus of these twice yearly art fairs. This is a truly unique event on the arts calendar and is one of the only free entry fairs in London.
Every visitor is given the rare opportunity to step inside the hidden world of the artist. Over four days, you can walk into paint splattered private working studios and meet the artists and makers behind some of London’s leading contemporary arts and crafts.
Arrives in time for Diabetes Awareness Month
British contemporary artist, Imbue has unveiled his latest work, a piece entitled Always the Real Thing, inspired by the artist’s own struggle with Type 1 diabetes.
Always the Real Thing explores imagery of the Virgin Mary and global brand Coca Cola, with the idea emerging during a particularly difficult bout of low blood sugar. “I envisioned a coke bottle, floating above me like the Virgin Mary,” says Imbue. “It seemed like a very valuable image to capture through my work.” The artist later sketched the image down, and has since forged this initial kernel of an idea into a striking statue, pressure cast with a tinted cola brown resin.