Jess' work explores what it is to be a human being, motivated by a need to make sense of the world. Littlewood creates digital collage constructed from found imagery based on her vast digital archive, relfecting a growing database of creative possibilities. Her latest landscapes act as testing grounds exploring the nature of humanity, playing host to discoveries, rituals and civilisations, an amphi theatre of human experience. The sublimity of the natural landscape renders the human objects within it trivial and transitory, highlighting our fragile and temporary existence and exposing our weaknesses. Based on a never ending need to clarify why and how we are here, Littlewood's practice investigates the ways that throughout time humans have understood the world by creating belief systems. Littlewood explores the imagination, the mysterious, human frustrating, wonder, knowldege, validation and yearning meaning and how this can be exploited to gain power. Jess Littlewood graduated with a BA Fine Art from Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2010. Littlewood's work has featured in Tatler Magazine (UK), Fad, We Occupy, Mint Magazine, Amelia's Magazine, Distorted, Protein and Deerbrains to name a few. Please see Profile PDF for more details.
David Wightman (UK) achieved an MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2003 as the youngest graduate at the age of 23. While still at the Royal College of Art, he won ‘Young Artist of the Year’ at the Hunting Art Prizes. His selected solo exhibitions include Redux, 10 Gresham Street and Halcyon Gallery (2014), Hero, commission for House Arts Festival (2013), Paramour, Halcyon Gallery, London (2012), Homage to Loreleia, Berwick Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland (2011), Secret Name, Sumarria Lunn, London (2010), Behemoth and Other New Paintings, Cornerhouse, Manchester (2009). In 2010, he was awarded the Berwick Gymnasium Arts Fellowship - a six-month residency in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland funded by Arts Council England and English Heritage. In 2013, he was selected by the curator of House Arts Festival, Mariele Neudecker, to make a site-specific painting for a disused pavilion on Brighton’s seafront. The commission was funded by Arts Council England. Most recently Wightman has collaborated with the fashion label Akris for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection. Wightman's work has featured in Harper's Bazaar, The Guardian and Telegraph. He lives and works in London.
Mexican born, Nottingham based artist, Geoff Diego Litherland graduated from Goldsmiths University of London in 2012. Litherland was selected fof the Catlin Guide 2013, won the Saatchi Surreal Showdown 2012 and the prestigious Warden's Purchase prize from Goldsmiths. He has also been selected for the John Moores 25 Painting prize at the Walker Gallery in Liverpool and won the Nottingham Castle Open in 2008. His works features in international public and private collections.
Anouk Mercier’s drawings rely heavily on the nostalgia of Romanticism to depict melancholic worlds, undefined by time or space. Combining fragments from 17th and 18th Century landscape etchings as well as references to Victorian postcards with her own mark making she confuses the boundaries of what is ‘real’, giving her works a dream-like quality and inviting the viewer to follow the paths of the fantastical landscapes depicted. Presenting the continuous search for escapism through the portrayal of a fragmented, yet beautiful ideal, Anouk’s work also explores the mysterious, the abysmal and the uncanny that often lurks behind idylls.
Anouk was born in Paris, France and completed her BA (hons) Art and Visual Culture at the University of West England (UWE) Bristol. Anouk was the recipient for the Contemporary Artists Explore Printmaking Bursury, supported by the Arts Council in 2013 and the ART Magazine ' Emerging Artists Award' 2011. Her work can be found in the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Collection.
Suzanne Moxhay’s works moves fluently between real and illusionary space, between the idealized and the dystopian environments. Her latest work features broken down interiors, creating hybrid spaces that merge inside and out, juxtaposing the intimate and the undomesticated and take on the quality of an empty stage set. Sourced from photographs, prints in old magazines and painted elements, fragments are physically collaged and constructed, re-photographed and digitally manipulated, creating space between the original material and the staged or theatrical. Moxhay’s world is at once familiar and uncanny, and as with film, requests the viewer embarks with a suspension of disbelief. Moxhay is a print fellow of the Royal Academy Schools, recipient of the Florence Trust residency 2008 and was shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2008. Moxhay’s work has been featured in Art World Magazine, The Guardian and The BBC Culture Show.
Through the iconography of Sri Lankan and Southern Indian temples Reginald Aloysius explores ideas surrounding globalization, emigration and the destruction of tradition, both directly or indirectly through development and modernisation. The juxtaposition of soft pencil drawings of Hindu temples romantically and fantastically looming out from the undergrowth and free flowing paint create dense layered compositions that captivate and allure. These icons of tradition and worship are then scraped, with paint applied in the grooves as stark reminders of modernity. These linear etchings are in fact airline flight paths, alternatively migratory routes, mapped onto and scarring the images threatening the certainty of national identity in a shifting, increasingly nomadic transnational global culture. Aloysius recently participated in the Colombo Biennale 2014. Previously, Aloysius was shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011 and has featured in Time Out, The Huffington Post and Dazed Digital.
Greg Eason graduated from Norwich University College of Art in 2009. Greg was selected to exhibit at the AAF Recent Graduates’ Exhibition, London (2009), and has since exhibited in various group shows and art fairs in London, and internationally, including New York City, Brussels, Glasgow, Leuven, Amsterdam and Singapore. He has also held solo shows in the UK and the USA. Please see Profile PDF for more details. Please contact us to enquire about commissioning work.
Vasilis Avramidis graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design with an MA in Fine Art in 2011. Will Ramsey, Founder of The Affordable Art Fair selected Avramidis as one of the top ten emerging artist to watch in the Metro, UK. Nicky Wheeler (March 2013), Fair Director of the Affordable Art Fair selected Avramidis for 'How to buy tomorrows Damien Hirsts', an article on investing in emergin art in the Sunday Telegraph, UK (March 2014). Avramidis was also shortlisted for the Salon Art Prize 2011 and he and his work has appeared in the Metro (UK), Sunday Telegraph (UK), Idol magazine (UK), Hi Fructose (LA), Rooms Magazine (UK), Juxtapose Magazine, Beautiful/Decay, Arrested Motion among many others. His work is exhibited internationally and collected by University of the Arts London and private collectors in UK, Greece, USA and Japan.
Sandra Erbacher's practice is informed by a concern with the in-between space. By activating marginal objects, materials, sites and signs, her work animates the interstitial to explore, test and question the hierarchies inscribed in space and the mechanisms at work in its construction. By adopting tools of repetition, multiplication and re-contextualisation as a means of undoing and fragmenting she is able to create a discontinuous space where multifarious connections and readings may be formed and established definitions and systems of knowledge are questioned. Please see Profile PDF for more details.
Eddie Villanueva’s often large-scale installations and paintings are investigations of ‘site’ as a place that contains simultaneously existing human histories, some hidden or only evident by trace fragments. For Villanueva, not only are sites compilations of worn surfaces, but collections of varied and at times conflicting intentions. They do not necessarily follow a linear progression of development, and their forms and histories are continuously erased and re-written.
Eddie Villanueva (b.1983, Milwaukee) received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2005), and an MFA from the University of Wisconsin Madison (2012). His work was featured in SCOPE, Miami (2012); Global Positioning System, the School of Visual Arts, NYC (2012); North American Graduate Art Survey, the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, Minneapolis (2011), and the Wisconsin Triennial, the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (2010). He is the recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant (2012).