Lindsey Bull's paintings explore fleeting and fragmentary instances where reality, illusion and the fantastical merge and shift the everyday into realms of spiritual, ritualistic or psychedelic perceptions. Referencing fashion magazines, occult magazines and film stills, her paintings often depict complicated, dark, idiosyncratic or misunderstood psychologies enveloped by abstract spaces, resulting in images that rest between the seen and the hidden.
British artist, Bull is based in Manchester and graduated with an MA from Chelsea College of Art in 2009. Bull has exhibited extensively throughout the UK and internationally including Italy, Sweden, France and China. Notable exhibitions include Beauty and Sadness, Yellow, Varese, Italy (2015 solo), In Disguise, High House gallery, Oxon (2013 solo) and with Griffin Gallery, London; Transition Gallery, London; Warrington Museum & Art gallery, Warrington; Bloc Projects, Sheffield; APT Gallery, London and UAL Arts Gallery, London. Bull is the recipient of the Motorcade/FlashParade National Open Prizewinner 2011, the Red Mansion Art Prize and residency 2010 and the Associazione Stralis residency, Milan 2011.
Jonny Green (b. 1966 UK) graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters degree in Fine Art (painting).
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 emerging 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.
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).
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.
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.
Dix’s paintings explore associations between communication technology and our desire to communicate. His exploration into Society’s response and subsequent personification of these devices of modern communication describe how we relate to and comprehend technology on a humanistic level, whilst referring to other constructed ‘belief systems’ that foster a similar dual sense of connectivity and community. Dix recieved his MA Fine Art Wimbledon College of Art (2009) and has exhibited extensively internationally since working with UK gallerys and institutions such as Christies, Haunch of Venison, Sumaria Lunn, Charlie Smith Gallery and internationally in Munich, Dubai, Anthens and Paris, . Dix was recently featured in '100 painters of Tomorrow' , Thames & Hudson, 2014 and was shortlisted for the Caitlin Guide 2010. His works has been included in the following collections: Fatima Maleki, Anita Zabludowicz for 176 Gallery, Alasdhair Willis @ Established and Sons Ltd, Royal Collection of Monaco, University of the Arts London and other private collections. Dix lives and works in London.
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.
Orlanda Broom has exhibited regularly in London and Internationally. Her paintings have been selected for curated shows and competitions including Threadneedle Prize, NOAC, BEEP and the RA Summer Exhibition. Most recently her work has been on exhibition at James Freeman Gallery and 'Obsession; Love, Ritual, Collection', a group show curated by Charlotte Meddings.
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.