the exhibition 'ORDA' of the latest paintings.
lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.
portraits that sit at the blurry boundary
between fine art and graffiti.
graffiti or urban art language allows her to
update, renew and challenge the conventions of
painting, though her rendering of female
subjects are inspired by Renaissance era
portraiture. It also references digitised mass
production and a futuristic post-human world,
populated by perfect-looking female cyborgs. The
result is a series of brightly coloured
large-scale paintings, evoking the street, art
history and the future.
has painted walls all over the world, including
a large-scale mural at the 55th Venice Biennale
in 2013, she does not consider herself a street
artist. Operating within the framework of ‘urban
contemporary’, Liversage may have incorporated
aspects of street art into her practice –
considerable scale, a predilection for working
outside and the custom of tagging - but she
trained as a fine artist and painting is her
committed pursuit. She is a dedicated fine art
painter. She is faithful to Renaissance
standards of portraiture, working within the
established canon, taking into account the very
same compositional considerations as da Vinci or
Piero della Francesca. She makes modern-day Mona
Lisas with intriguing eyes and full-lipped
smiles. Her source material is skimmed from
social media networks – real women looking the
part that is expected of them.
- the exhibition 'The Sum of Our
Parts' of the latest
Jamie McCartney is an English sculptor, trained at Hartford Art School, USA, where he graduated in 1991. An artist hard to define. “I blame my degree in Experimental Studio Art... I’m still experimenting”. He admits to being a sculptor but shuns any closer definition. “I make things”. This mock belies a strong character with a definite je ne sais quoi... A maverick, a self-confessed enfant terrible and what he makes is causing a stir.
McCartney began his career running his own forge, making abstract animal sculptures in steel. He subsequently moved into sculpture, prop making and special effects in the film industry. Jamie worked on films such as Blackhawk Down, Charlotte Gray, Around the World in 80 Days, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Casino Royale.
Bastide - the exhibition "The
Force Of The Gesture" of the latest
Claudie Bastide, is an international artist having lived in a number of cities including Paris, Brussels and Mexico where she ran a fashion-design studio. Back in Paris she spent
10 years collaborating with a French fashion icon-Pierre Cardin. She fell in love with the arts, and had her first solo exhibition of characters made out of chairs back in 1996.
Claudie enjoys using brushes and colours to express the very and unspeakable depth of her feelings. She expresses herself in an abstract, geometrical way, looking for harmony of shapes and colours. Claudie is particularly fond of oil painting for its exhilarating scents and vibrant colours, so much so that, she would happily cover herself in the stuff! Claudie also recently got into digital photography manipulation, and is without a shadow of a doubt an all round artist!
Claudie has received several honour prizes for her works and has exhibited in many cities including Paris, Geneva, Berlin, Barcelona. Many of her sculptures and paintings are in private collections. Claudie currently lives and works
near Montpellier, France.
- the exhibition 'History’s Traces' of the latest artworks
by the artist.
Gamal Meleka, born
in Cairo, is based in Milan. His extensive
studies at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera and
his unique talent have allowed him to become one
of the most acclaimed artist in contemporary art
in Italy, Egypt and several countries in Europe
and Middle Est.
The encounter of the
two inspiring cities strengthened into a
powerful and sensitive artistic philosophy that
pervades his canvas collections, performing
It lies in Meleka’s
ability to play his harmonious melody to the
rhythm of his traits. His straight and rugged
lines conflict with his tender lines that appear
from behind the sudden hissing and the bold
scratches of his spatula.
He fulfilled the
goal of creating a contemporary icon permeated
by the questions of modern human being together
with the development of modern figurative art.
The Sphynx epic, guardian of civilization,
thrives among contemporary complexity, keeping
alive the roots of humanity and inspiring the
performance virtuosity of Meleka.
- the exhibition 'Only You Can' of
the latest paintings by the gallery new artist.
"Images possess a
power that doesn’t need words, a magical energy
that touches the soul, feeding the hunger and
curiosity of human nature.” - Mine Zabci
Expressionist: Based in the UK, contemporary
artist Mine Zabci is renowned for her abstract
expressionist work, exhibiting both in the UK
and abroad. A graduate of Fine Art, Mine
describes herself as a spontaneous artist.
Spontaneity is critical to the artist’s work.
She does not sketch beforehand or have a
preconceived idea of what she will create fast
preferring to let inspiration take over and
guide her hand. Using a variety of techniques
and mediums including hand paints, pallet knives
and clothe, Mine believes in the freedom of
artistic expression that cannot be restricted to
particular techniques, timescales, plans or
styles. She believes that images without words
fulfil the desire of “human nature to create its
own mysteries when exploring the unknown, the
unseen and the unspoken."
- the exhibition 'The Climes Are A Changin' of
Mel Smothers current series of work is a return
to sculpture invoking climate change and art
history. Climate change has become real for him.
He was first evacuated from The Florida Keys in
2016 for Hurricane Irma. And last year he was
evacuated along 20,000 others in a day, the
entire mountain city of South Lake Tahoe in
California, when the Caldor Wildfire turned
toward them. He combines art history with
materials he collects from climatic change
He is an American contemporary artist born in
the west coast of the USA in 1947. He evolved as
an artist in the Pop Art America during the 60's
and 70's, working alongside his contemporary
Andy Warhol and Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud would
later become Smothers’ University professor and
a forefront figure of the American Pop Art.
Smothers is well established in the USA with
having held numerous exhibitions, featured in
museums and gallery collections, participated in
art fairs and art projects. Smothers has been
exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Chicago,
Los Angeles as well as Brussels, Monaco,
Singapore, Berlin. Solo, group, public art
commissions in NYC, Miami, Chicago, and San
Francisco. MFA University of Idaho.
In 2006 he was honored with selection by
Cooper-Union to exhibit in the Emerging Artists
of the Year Exhibition in New York City. Mel has
a hard to find studio on the shore of Lake
Gromicho - the
exhibition 'Wondering If' of the latest
Natália Gromicho was born in Lisbon, Portugal. At the
Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa, she studied painting and went on to
graduate from Intensive Painting at the private ArCo School of Art in
As an Expressionist artist, Gromicho’s work is often
concerned with perception and reality. Her canvases are as energetic as the
Lisbon streets with desiccating slogans and sunset red riots, and it is easy
to see the personal influence of this bright chaotic city. Painted lines
scrawl over deserted pastel buildings, the ubiquitous graffiti contrasting
with the multiple layers.
The recurring image of a headless and armless female
mannequin verges on the surreal, and within this metaphysical framework
Gromicho paints with an anything-might-happen wildness. Her paintings are
slowly piecing together a philosophical mosaic- and with more and more in
demand, her unique vision only gets clearer.
Having participated in more than 70 solo and group
exhibitions, the artist has already represented her country in Italy,
Brazil, Miami and Australia. Her works are now in several private and
institutional collections worldwide.
the exhibition 'Abstract Spirit' of the gallery new artist
Allan Storer devoted
seven years to academic studies and postgraduate
research in fine art and theory at Chelsea
College of Art and Kings College.
Art is the tool of
Allan’s professional practice and through
education and psychotherapy has underpinned his
working practice in community theatre, mental
health and complex needs .
Based in St. Ives
and London, he is a member of the Federation of
British Artists, the Hesketh Hubbard Art Society
and the St. Ives Art Club.
A published artist
in the National Collection Public Catalogue
Foundation of Paintings sponsored by the BBC,
Allan has exhibited with the Royal Institute of
Oil Painters in the Mall Galleries London,
museums and public art galleries.
the exhibition 'Countless Shades' of the latest paintings.
Hani Mazhar was born in Iraq in 1955 and discovered painting in
his early years. Finding it nearly impossible to freely express
himself in the Iraq that was taken over by Saddam Hussein in
1978, he eventually moved to London. As an improvisational
painter Mazhar explores the world around him - from the use of
red and black he saw in Japan to painting ideas from Sufism.
The artist considers his self-expression to be able to convey a
message, saying that ‘the visual has one language, and it is a
small world." Perhaps art will never have an impact on a
political world, ‘but we have to say something… we cannot all
just wait to be controlled. We cannot see something, and feel
something, and not express ourselves the way we know best."
Hani Mazhar's work features worldwide in private collections in
Japan, Germany, Spain, England, Mexico, Colombia, Syria, Lebanon
Tcholaria - the exhibition
'Space Of Music And Love' of the latest
Tcholaria was born in 1959 in the small town of Ochamchiri on the
coast of the Black Sea in Abkhazia, Georgia. During his school days,
his teachers noticed his exceptional talent and suggested that he
apply to the prestigious Art College of Sukhumi. Tcholaria spent the
next three years there studying under the guidance of artist Givi
Guergaya. After completing his studies at the College, Tcholaria
moved to Leningrad to study at the University of Arts named after
Tcholaria became one of the first artists in the Soviet Union
who earned a living by painting portraits in the street. During
Gorbachev’s Perestroika, Tcholaria was noticed by the owner of
Cenacolo Gallery in Piacenza, Italy. Intrigued by Tcholaria’s
talent, the Italian art dealer offered to collaborate with him, the
start of an artistic venture abroad. In Italy he had his first solo
exhibition, soon followed by shows in Greece, Belgium and
Netherlands, along with auctions and art fairs. Among other
commissions, he was asked to paint two four-meter long murals for
famous ocean liner, the Queen Mary II. In 2009 he won the gold medal
for his aerographics on the latest Volvo C70, exhibited at the
Millionaire’s Fair in Moscow.
the exhibition 'Coloured Air' of the latest
Italian artist Maurizio Camatta is an extraordinary presence in the
contemporary art world. As an Abstract Expressionist his use of
colour appears haphazard, provoking an emotional response in the
viewer. These are dust explosions, rockets blazing through the
layers of atmosphere, rainy skies and steamed up windows. There are
fireworks imploding in the damp fog; stars bursting and dissolving
into Northern Lights. The paintings have an oddly meditative quality
to them, allowing your mind to drift off over Turner-esque skies to
better places, completely absorbed…
Linardi - the
exhibition 'New Era' of the latest
Born in Buenos Aires in 1971, Giuseppe Linardi moved to Follonica at
a young age. He attended the Art School of Grosseto and went on to
study at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence.
Although the first phase of the artist’s work was devoted to
hyperrealism, his technique has now developed into a more
spontaneous style. The paintings evolve through techniques of
dripping paint and are enriched by unusual colours and resins. The
series is entitled ‘Paintings Decoded’, using the metaphor of
Linardi is a versatile artist who, in addition to painting, creates
installations and sculptures.