Miguel Sopena on show at the Lovely Gallery Open 2017 Exhibition

Miguel Sopena’s painting ‘The Valencia Series: The Old Town I’ (acrylic on linen, 92x73cm) has been selected to feature at the Lovely Gallery Open 2017 group exhibition. The Valencia series is inspired by Miguel’s home town of Valencia, in Eastern Spain. Miguel has explained that the series is ‘a free interpretation (rather than a literal translation) of the sights, sounds and textures of the town’ and that he only works on the series when he is physically in the city, since, as he explains, ‘the connection between the source material and the work suffers when I am back in my usual working environment in London’.

Miguel is a theoretical physicist who changed direction to train as a classically trained figurative painter but has recently developed an abstract and semi-abstract strand of work inspired by themes such as memory, identity, a response to the immediate environment, and a dialogue with the painting materials themselves. Miguel grew up in Valencia but is now based in London. His work, CV and contact and other information can be found on his website, www.miguelsopenaarts.com. The Lovely Gallery (www.thelovelygallery.com) is located at 140 Sydenham Road, SE26 5JZ in South London and exhibition hours are Thursday-Sunday 12-6pm. The Open 2017 exhibition runs 6-16 July.

Birth of a Cyborg

Hallidonto was recently invited to take part in a technical demonstration of Googletilt, an innovative virtual reality drawing software package.
By using his continuous line technique, he created a visual representation of a cyborg which was then transformed into a sculpture using the latest 3D printing technology. Hallidonto is in talks to bring my upcoming “Birth of a Cyborg” project in collaboration with Virtual Futures and Hobs Studio’s . Hob’s studios is the largest 3D printing bureau in the UK, Hob’s are proud to continue their tradition of collaborating with innovative artists, having previously worked with Grayson Perry and Antony Gormley. Virtual Futures Salon, a loose collective of artists, writers, cultural theorists, technological entrepreneurs, philosophers and filmmakers who meet at regular events to share their work and insights through a techno -philosophical lens

Hallidonto is presenting this project brief on Thursday 13th July at the Austrian Cultural Center. As I am looking for funding and potential gallery collaborators for the project. The image is the first the prototype Drawing-sculpture I did for a tech demo at Hobs Studios, this piece was featured at my recent solo exhibition at Joseph Fine Art. The links below are Hallidonto in action using Google tilt and Hob’s Studio.

My upcoming VR project:

My Hob’s studio tec demo and VR drawing into 3D print:

Dubai based Michelle Angela Jenkins celebrating Art Dubai

Raffiné Beauty Salon and Dubai based Canadian Artist collaborate to celebrate Art Dubai
– salon creates nail art inspired by Artist Michelle Angela Jenkins-

13th March 2014, Dubai – UAE – Raffine Beauty Salon has collaborated with Dubai-based Canadian artist Michelle Angle Jenkins to mark the upcoming Art Dubai 2014. Recently launched in Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, Raffiné Beauty Salon will interpret Michelle Angela Jenkins work titled JOY, into nail art. Working closely with Michelle, Raffine’s nail artists have created artwork to celebrate the art season allowing art lovers an opportunity to wear art throughout March and April and view some of Michelle Angela Jenkins artwork at the salon.

A graduate from the University of Toronto’s Teachers College (OISE), Canadian Artist Michelle Angela Jenkins lives and works in Dubai. She has exhibited her works in over seven countries, including Dubai where she has showcased at several locations over the years. Art has been a focus and passion for Michelle throughout her studies and as an undergraduate at the University of Windsor, she had the opportunity to use different mediums such as metals and clay however painting with acrylic has proven to be her preferred medium. The collaboration with Raffine Beauty Salon is the first for Michelle – the translation of her artwork into nail art is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy her art.

“ This is an exciting project for me; I have never had an opportunity to work with nail artists. Unraveling the emotional of my creation onto this form of art piece is incredible. Working with the Raffine artist allowed me to understand the challenge of small space like the nail. The experience of inviting someone into the interpretation of my work was very personal. From your hand to my heart may we continue to connect our dreams and cultures through art” said Michelle Angela Jenkins.

“The Dubai art scene is thriving and as the Art Dubai is celebrated we wanted to bring this new age idea of interpreting art of artist into nail art. Our nail artist has been working closely with Michelle to ensure that every emotion and true passion is reflected on the final product. This is a great opportunity for art lovers to wear art and we are looking forward to welcoming them to Raffine” said Cheryl Vaughn, Director of Raffiné

Throughout March and April, visit Raffine Beauty Salon, Sofitel Palm Jumeirah, to view Michelle Angela Jenkins’ exhibition and have your own personal nail art done to celebrate Art Dubai. For booking call 044556636. Enjoy Raffine Beauty Salon.

About Raffiné Bauty Salon
Raffiné Beauty Salon, located at Sofitel The Palm Resort and Spa, The Palm provides quality and professional care for customers who they lavish with an array of treatments to fulfill one’s heart desires. The beauty salon offers services ranging from Hair styling, Extensions, Coloring and Highlights, Hair Nourishing, Botox and Keratin Treatments, Art nails, Manicures and Pedicures, Hottest Makeup Styles , Galvanic Spa II collagen rejuvenation for hands and face, Waxing and threading.
Fourteen years of experience and continuous effort in the field of hairdressing and beauty around the world were really enough to make Raffine Beauty Salon, the fruit of devotion ready for customers to experience.

Matt Greenwood at Falmouth University Degree Show

Matt Greenwood (Artrooms 2017 Selected Artist) will be exhibiting for his Degree Show at Free Range this Thursday (23 June) at The Old Truman Brewery in London.

Having recently graduated from Falmouth University, he will be showing his most recent series “Field Work” alongside his University cohort in which they have formed a collective under the name BRIK – for the event.

Private view starts at 6pm onwards.

 

BRIK

Hailing from Falmouth University, cast out on the south shores of Cornwall, BRIK consists of a grouping of 64 young photographers all standing in the same position, looking in different directions. With work that moves across disciplines, BRIK explores all corners of photography, while still holding steadfast at its centre the medium’s unique power, beauty and controversy. Feet firmly placed on the ground and a long neck putting our heads in the clouds, our work is both a creation and an observation, forming new and neoteric ways of seeing and representing the world around us. We see the relationship between ourselves and our surroundings completely involuntarily, seeping into our unconscious and affecting our judgment, steadily evolving.

 

 

Details:

The Old Truman Brewery

91 Brick Lane

London

E1 6QL

 

 

The show will run from 23rd June to 26th June 2017, 10:00am- 4:00pm.

Private View is Thursday 22nd June 2017, 6:00pm- 10:00pm.

 

 

Photo House “On a Journey”

Le Dame Art Gallery is proud to announce the first edition of its Photo House Photography Competition. We are excited about opening the doors to the most popular form of visual media, photography. The aim of this international competition is to extend our art gallery collection to include a brand new photography section. Having been scouting emerging artists over the past  four years, our Contemporary Art Gallery in London, wishes to offer all talented photographers the chance to show their unique vision of communicating ways of seeing the world.The Photo House Photography Competition gives all participants the opportunity to have their work judged by a jury of experts; win prizes and be included in the London exhibition. The first 15 pictures shortlisted by the jurors will be showcased in our London gallery from the 1st of November to the 2nd of December 2017. “A photograph is worth a 1000 words” as we know, and we believe Photography is Fine Art. Be part of this competition and share your vision. It will be a great honor to include your contribution.

‘On a journey’ is the theme for the PHOTO HOUSE 2017.

Once in a lifetime, we have all embarked on a journey, an exotic trip or holiday. An adventurous expedition, as a necessity, a means of escape or the only way out. There is also our daily commute alone, in a car, or on a crowded train. Travelling is the dimension of movement triggered by the unstoppable search for something new, or unusual. It also represents self-exploration of our inner thoughts and hopes, which may be faced with both excitement and fear. Photographers are invited to capture the emotions which go beyond the immediate experience of travelling, to include the diverse worlds which conflict and coexist simultaneously in modern life. All visual interpretations of these concepts are welcomed. Documentary and conceptual, as well as storytelling and abstract.

The Competition is curated by Lichena Bertinato and organised by the Board. Images will be selected by the Judging Panel.

15 artists will be selected to be part of the Photo House Collective Exhibition at Le Dame Art Gallery. Read more…

Celeste Prize 2017, 9th edition

The international art prize which rewards the work of emerging and
mid-career artists, builds careers and brings recognition by art
curators and gallerists.

Show your artwork directly to jury curators and Fatos Üstek, chief-juror
of the prize and acclaimed curator of London’s Art Night.

The Jury
Fatos Üstek, chief-juror of Celeste Prize 2017
George Clark, independent curator and filmmaker
Ovul O. Durmusoglu, independent curator
Rozsa Zita Farkas, Arcadia Missa
Attilia Fattori Franchini, independent curator
Anna Gritz, Kunst Werke Berlin
Nav Haq, Muhka, Antwerp
Harriet Loffler, Norwich Castle Museum
Louise O’Kelly, BlockUniverse
Ilaria Puri Pure, Contemporary Art Society
Filipa Ramos, Art Agenda, Vdrome
Emiliano Valdes, Museum of Modern Art, Medellin
Ben Vickers, Serpentine Gallery

23,000 € cash prizes + 12 group shows with partner art galleries.
Project Prize, 4,000 €
Painting & Drawing Prize, 4,000 €
Photography & Digital Graphics Prize, 4,000 €
Video & Animation Prize, 4,000 €
Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize, 4,000 €
Super-Young Prize, 3,000 €

DEADLINE to enter is 30th June 2017.

Find out more:

53 artists will be selected for the final exhibition at Bargehouse, OXO
Tower, London, 6 – 8 October 2017 during Frieze week.

Entry fees:
50 € for a single work
90 € for a project (up to 10 works)
30 € for a single Super-Young work, under 26 years

Celeste Prize 2017 is organized by Celeste Network.
+39 0577 1521988

From the Artrooms Fair to Le Dame Art Gallery

American artist Brian Huber and the elegance of natural patterns

Le Dame Art Gallery is delighted to present American artist Brian Huber in his first UK Solo Show. Brian’s work is based on the abstraction of landscapes, architectural elements and the impact of man on the natural world. Raised in New Orleans, Brian was influenced not only by an unconstrained culture and the rhythmic motions of blues and jazz, but also an environment where hurricanes could change or destroy everything in minutes.

Brian transforms landscapes and man made forms into something new.  His pieces represent physical changes on a grand scale —anything from the construction of a beautiful building to the devastation of a man-made disaster.

Brian cuts and manipulates giant sheets of acrylic paint to create the distinctively sculptural texture of his pieces. The constant change of light and shadow alters the color and pattern of his creations, breathing life into them.

The show will present the Braided and Circle Back series investigating the way we consume reality, playing with light and shadow on wrought ironwork found throughout New Orleans. An abstracted interpretation of the braided rivers and glacial moraines of the Denali Alaska landscape is the focus of Braided.

In January 2017, Brian was among the 70 artists selected for the Artrooms Fair, gaining recognition among collectors and galleries. He recently was shown at the Los Angeles Art Fair and the Palm Springs Art Fair and has an upcoming solo shows in San Miguel de Allende Mexico and Mexico City.

Le Dame Art Gallery is proud to invite London’s art lovers to discover the ultimate elegance of Brian’s works.

The exhibition will run until the 3rd of June 2017.

For more information please email contact@ledameartgallery.com