Simone Webb's work demonstrates a delicate melancholy organic time. Flora and fauna bloom and decay in painterly gestures, arrangements of petals float seamlessly in placid space. A desire for a fluid discourse between solid and gaseous forms manifest in flowers dissected with a blurring of focus. Insect and plant relations play out a perceived cycle of orchestrated pollination, horticultural worship by synchronised anthropods lay in a creeping mandala.
Limited edition prints and originals juxtapose the beautiful with the morbid, offering euphoric moments emerging from stark backgrounds graced with fragile flowers to instances of despondency, often dark in appearance, yet remaining equitably as elegant.
Tenses are enhanced by the unification of traditional and contemporary methods in which the final outcomes are formed. Whilst we often only get to view a fleeting moment of nature, she aims to create something of more permanence that can be observed at any given time. Fusing the past, present, and the ambiguous future of these together highlights the beauty alongside the mundanity that occurs throughout their natural life circle.
British, b. 1964, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom
A’Court’s practice explores the notion of the visual sublime working within painting, collage and drawing, she employs re-imagined landscapes as a trigger for encounter or contemplation.
Classical landscape references are reinterpreted in a new context, rendered in graphite on a variety of surfaces. The form, composition and materiality are meticulously constructed to summon a state of mind rather than a specific location.
Central to the work is an exploration of the human desire for solace in “numinous” experience within a reductionist secular context.
The tension between the precision drawing and the loosely painted ground references different models of art history and alludes to contrasting types of mental attention competing for the same psychological space.
A’Court invites curiosity of ones own mental states. Her own interest has been informed by the ideas of pre-eminent psychiatrist Ian McGilchrist’s in his book “ the Master and His Emissary-the Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World”, presenting his research on the hemisphere differences and the different perspectives they have in constructing our current experience and impact on our society.
(b.1987 London) Appleby's drawings amplify each environment's simplicity and purity with an aim of clarification. These clean minimal spaces offer little information yet have an authority to describe a magnitude. The non-narrative architectural spaces make enquiries of the memory, knowledge and experience of human space. Appleby has exhibited at the Royal Academy, London; The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol; Jerwood Visual Arts, London; Griffin Gallery, London and The Mall Galleries, London to name a few. Appleby is the recipient of the Chateau de Blavou Residancy in association with Forum des Arts, Normandy, July 2013; Meantime Residency in association with The Open West, March 2012; The Arts Club Prize for Finest Drawing, National Open Art Competition Chichester, October 2010; Royal Society of British Artists residency award at The British School at Rome July 2010 and The Haworth Trust Award for Painting 2009. Appleby received her BA Hons Fine Art Painting from City & Guilds London Art School in 2009.
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.
Born in 1991, Antonia Showering lives and studies in London. She holds a Foundation Diploma from Chelsea Art College, a Higher National Certificate (HNC) from Kensington and Chelsea College, a bachelor of art in Fine Art from City and Guilds of London Art School and is currently doing her MFA at The Slade School of Fine Art
Jonny Green (b. 1966 UK) graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters degree in Fine Art (painting).
Jonny Green’s paintings are precise renderings of very imprecise, rather expressionistic sculptures that live somewhere between still life and portraiture. Previously working in a quick and intuitive ‘stream of conscious’ manner, Green’s latest works reflect a shift in practice towards a more labour-intensive journey of building sculptural objects, photographing them and then painting these images in a pseudo-documentary style. By doing so, Green embarks on a transformative process that manipulates and elevates small discarded objects into sculptural combines that adopt a monumentality and hint at anthromorphic personality. Through a process of excavation and metamorphosis, Green's ambigious characters acquire an othernss that is at once flawed, abject, non-specific, unromanticised and mesmerising.
Vasilis Avramidis b.1981 Greece. Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design with an MA in Fine Art in 2011. Avramidis' work has featured in Metro (UK), Sunday Telegraph (UK), Idol magazine (UK), Hi Fructose (LA), Rooms Magazine (UK), Juxtapose Magazine, Yatzer, Beautiful/Decay, Arrested Motion among many other publications. Avramidis was also shortlisted for the Salon Art Prize 2011. His work is exhibited internationally and collected by University of the Arts London and private collectors in UK, Greece, USA, Australia and Japan.
Benjamin Buckley is a London based artist that graduated from Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts, London with a BA in Painting. Will Ramsey, Founder of The Affordable Art Fair selected Avramidis as one of the top ten emerging artist to watch in the Metro, UK (2013).
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.
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.