• DEC 07 to DEC 18
    Group Exhibition
    CONTEMPORARY PAINTING 8 - 18 December 2016

    Category

    • Group Exhibition
    • Contemporary

    Dates and Opening hours

    DEC 07 to DEC 18, 2016

    Open Monday to Saturday 10am - 6pm & Sunday 12pm - 6pm

    Vernissage: Preview: Wednesday 7 December, 6:00 – 8:00pm

    Event Location

    The Brick Lane Gallery

    The Brick Lane Gallery | 216 Brick Lane | London | E1 6SA
    London
    United Kingdom

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    Information

    CONTEMPORARY PAINTING
    8 - 18 December 2016
    Preview: Wednesday 7 December, 6:00 – 8:00pm
    216 Brick Lane, London

    ALI AL-EZZI | HITHAM SAID | JOANNE LAU | KLARA GUNNLAUGSDOTTIR-LUCAS | MINJOO KIM | NATASHA MITCHELL | PAUL WHITEHEAD | STEVE MARTIN | VICTORIA MOSCHINI | YEGAN NAIDOO

    The Brick Lane Gallery is thrilled to present CONTEMPORARY PAINTING a new exhibition showcasing different styles and approaches to painting. Today the landscape of contemporary painting is particularly strong and encompasses artists embracing abstraction as well as figuration, as Korean artist Minjoo Kim or Paul Whitehead, whose small-scale canvases mirror traditional painting techniques depicting scenes of the urban life in London. Completely different are the abstract works of Klara Gunnlaugsdottir-Lucas and Ali Al-Ezzi, with bold colours, powerful brushstrokes and innovative painting techniques; respectively inspired by nature and emotion, these two artists manage to create harmonious combination of colours and forms. Oscillating between figurative painting and abstraction are the works of Victoria Moschini and Natasha Mitchell with vivid colour palettes and surreal figures. Influenced by studies of film image composition and layers of photographical filters, Steve Martin depicts Californian inspired scenes. Painting is not only about creating images with paint and brushstrokes, but is also seen as a therapeutic action and as a conveyor of emotions and feelings. Joanne Lau’s positively charged paintings reflect on sentiments of love, joy and happiness. Similarly, South African artist Yegan Naidoo creates escapist scenes to inspire the viewers and provide a space for hope and de-stress from daily preoccupations. Another exhibiting artist, Hitham Said finds artistic inspiration from ideas of the subconscious and the soul.

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