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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.