ART IN MIND
29th May – 8th June 2014
Preview: Wednesday 28th May 6pm- 8.30pm
The Brick Lane Gallery, 196 Brick Lane, E1 6SA
BALI SANGHA-JENKINS | DIMITRA VIVELI | MARIA APARICI | MITSUSHIGE NISHIWAKI | NAWAR HAIDAR |
PATRICIA BONET | PAUL VYSE | RITA MANCESTI | ROSIE KAVANAVOCH
This exciting new exhibition offers an insight into best and brightest of modern art, with abstract forms, remembered figures, urban landscapes and colour explosions in an eclectic showcase of contemporary talent. ART IN MIND displays a broad collection of work in various media from acrylic and oil paintings, through to etchings and textiles pieces, stretching the imagination and encompassing most of the predominant themes in art today. We are proud to present a group of artists bringing creativity together from across the four corners of the globe… from Australia to Japan, Syria, Greece, Spain and Swtizerland back to London and Leicestershire… with the warm and lively cityscapes by Rita Mancesti (from Switzerland), through to the captivating inner-city scenes of Paul Vyse (from London) in juxtaposition to the bright buoyant abstracts by Dimitra Viveli (from Greece) and the magical illusory patterned textiles of Rosie Kavanavoch (from London) we offer a vibrant taste of international art at its most unconventional and evocative.
We hope to impress and attract a wide audience, stimulating debate about what art can be, where it is going next and the expression of inner meanings and realities through representation, whether abstract or figurative. By unveiling the emotional power and engagement through art in all its forms, we hope you enjoy the exhibition and welcome feedback or comments for our artists.
We cordially invite you to join us at the opening of ART IN MIND on Wednesday 28th May from 6pm – 8.30pm
Bali Sangha-Jenkins (from Leicestershire) or (BALI) is well known Innovative, Expressive Artist, selling and showcasing her Art worldwide. Her Art is increasing popular with a high cliental of Art Collectors who buy her Art as a future investment for the innovative style it portrays & vibrancy to capture deep emotions. Her Bespoke Art is in high demand, which in return earns her regular commissions from Corporate & Private clients. Bali has been on the BBC Radio speaking on her Life and work as an Artist. She has showcased at the New Walk Museum, Casa Batllo Gaudi Museum in Barcelona, De Oude Kerk Cathedral in Amsterdam and Celebrity 'Stars on Canvas' in Mayfair, London. KJ LOVE Kollection is a series of paintings expressing “Rebirth”, unconditional Love without limitations & Pure altruism.
“Love that is Pure & True, Love, without a reason to love, Free from sins like a rose that blossoms”
Dimitra Viveli (from Greece) is based in Athens. Her work is an active exchange between visual art and idealistic philosophy, seen as a process of revealing the semiotics and hermeneutics of a reality that is equally physical and imperceptible. The dynamics of the unseen is of primary interest to the artist. In both her philosophical and artistic work she seeks to unravel the scenery underlying the illusions of the senses and explore how its immense potential can fuel and nurture new forms of creativity, which can transform the individual and collective motivation, thought, feeling, and activity, thus redrawing manifested reality. In this second part/collection of her negotiation of the myth of Andromeda, entitled ANDROMEDA LIBERATED, she seeks to trace the reality transmutations that come about after sacrifice has been cancelled out, giving way to unaltered truth and beauty to flourish and reign.
Maria Aparici (from Spain) as an adult artist is always looking for concepts of controlled symbols, and packages them with her sensibility in various artistic media, in accordance with her state of mind or esthetic perception. With her particular taste, she demands rights against abuse, either hatefully, sadly, or celebrates happy events powerfully and vigorously. She searches for the simple and direct symbolism of a child to transmit the concepts of liberty. With humor, she does without the irony and cynicism of the adult. Her fresh human figure (one brush stroke) is simple and innocent and as absurd as one of a child.
Mitsushige Nishiwaki (from Japan) is a self-trained etcher. His early travels in charge of European business for a Japanese industrial company, followed by postgraduate studies in graphic design in Arizona and work as a graphic designer in NYC, inform his singular, humorous images of Europe and the USA created back home in Tokyo. He created an etching image for The Chocolate Museum London 2013 and looks for an opportunity to create advertisements for other companies. He has also exhibited in France, London and New York previously.
Nawar Haidar (from Syria) taught with the Faculty of fine arts in Damascus, and gained his Masters fine art 2009. He has exhibited in, Syria, Lebanon, Thailand, Turkey, Georgia and London. For him painting is the moment of unconsciousness and the recovery of shock and love and knowledge in one moment. It is the realisation of the contrasts in which we live and he tries to draw with the pure spirit of childhood.
Patricia Bonet (from Spain) was born in Rambla in 1974. She was educated in Fine Art graduating in 2003. She went to the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain where she won the Award for Best Academic Record. From 2008 to 2009 she worked as Professional Specialist in Creative Design. She also has a Teaching Diploma. Her previous solo exhibitions have included the Kalon Gallery, Dionís Bennassar Art Gallery, the Sea Interpretation Centre, Bancaja Hucha Hall and the Calduch Exhibition Hall in Spain.
Paul Vyse (from London) is a UK Graphic Designer and artist. He graduated from Canterbury College of Art with a degree in Graphic Design in 1988. Since then, he has done a variety of design work; property brochures, corporate identities, advertising... before breaking into magazines. Three years as designer on Marvel Comics’ Doctor Who Magazine were followed by three years on Inside Soap magazine, before he reached the post of Art Editor on IPC’s What’s On TV magazine, for 13 years. He is now a freelance designer and artist, devoting more time to his painting. His most recent solo exhibition was at the Reading Room Gallery in Soho. He has also exhibited at the Attic Gallery in Swansea and the SpaceLife Gallery in Hackney and held his first solo exhibition at The Refinery bar on Southwark Street in London. He says that he has always drawn and painted – done lots of published illustration work – but only in the last few years has started painting on canvas properly, something he has always wanted to do... his work tends to be inspired by life around him – people caught unawares, or in relation to their surroundings...a kind of ‘reportage’ painting.
Rita Mancesti (from Switzerland) was born in Geneva in 1970. After 25 years of paintings, she published her first monography in 2013. She has taken part in 25 exhibitions, in Geneva, Davos, St-Moritz and many other places in Switzerland. 300 of her paintings are in private collections across Switzerland, Germany, France, U.S., South Africa, Israel, Netherlands. About the City slice concept she says: City slices are part of a European trip full of contrasts and light. Rita Mancesti captures and isolates in her mind the cities’ monuments and people, these few things that help us recognize a city in just a glance. The Swiss artist then adds some humour based on her own emotional experience.
Rosie Kavanavoch (from Australia) born in 1985, is best known as the dark force of nature behind KmØssed, which comments upon interconnected space between art and fashion through her multi-disciplinary practice as photographer, collagist and designer. Kmossed: Spider Bite Equals Dizzy Head is Kavanavoch’s first collection of wearable artworks, inspired by the duality and deceptiveness of love. In these images lies a relationship. A sensory, intangible tempest in an indeterminate realm where emotions dictate an unending search for meaning, mystery and miracle. A BYO of the self, spilling over into the other; the rise, fall and ache that charts its fateful course. These works draw us into the all-consuming nature of love, the shifting relationship between the object and the subject of desire. Like Rorschach butterflies, these evocative images split the nature of obsession into shards of kaleidoscopic beauty. All is fair in love and war.
For more information on ART IN MIND or to become a future exhibitor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org