Our new show ‘Forget-Me-Knot’ opened at Grove Gallery on Thursday 1st June and runs until Thursday 29th July. Featured artist included the iconic Orlanda Broom, Pablo Picasso, David Wightman, Jim Naughten, Christopher Keiling, Crystal Fischetti and Elena Gual.
Orlanda Broom- Orlanda Broom work is currently showing in this year’s 2023 Royal Academy Summer Show. Broom creates lush, tropical landscapes that take the viewer into a dream world. Orlanda’s travels and sights are a big inspiration in her creativity in her works. Large-scale commissions have included the 4x4m piece for the lobby of the new Four Seasons Downtown New York and a large abstract for the Mandarin Oriental in London.
Crystal Fischetti- Influenced by Abstract Expressionism, Fischetti draws on her Cuban and Italian heritage to create visually striking paintings, murals, installations and works on paper. Featured in Harpers Bazaar, Tatler Magazine, New York Times.
Jim Naughten- Wildlife photographer, showing the work of endangered animals of biodiversity loss in his images. Working closely with many charities including the Flora Fauna charity. Showing a combination of fantasy and reality to make us connect more with the environment around us.
Pablo Picasso- Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) Spanish expatriate painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer, one of the greatest and most-influential artists of the 20th century and the creator of Cubism
Elena Gual- Spanish artist whose work presents a strikingly contemporary approach to the traditional genre of portraiture, focused primarily on female subjects. A graduate of the Florence Academy of Art – as well as Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy in London, where she now lives and works – her distinctive style is founded on her classical training, as reflected in the strong attention to light, colour and composition in her paintings.
David Wightman- British painter and printmaker creates paintings and prints of fictional landscapes. The surfaces of his paintings are made from textured wallpaper collaged with a technique similar to marquetry. In 2013, he was commissioned to make a painting for the Pavilion on Brighton’s seafront. He collaborated with fashion label Akris for their Fall / Winter 2014/15 collection. His work has featured in Harper’s Bazaar, The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph, The Financial Times etc.
Chris Keiling- Influenced by mathematically inspired works of Escher and Uglow, Kieling explores the pure language of painting-form, colour, composition-through layered imagery. Solo shows at SotheBEEZ (Solo) Tribes Media, Berlin (2019); Baladi, K49 Galerie, Cologne (2019), Matter, Uli Fischer Galerie, Berlin (2018) and Contrast at The Book Club, London (2012). In 2010 Kieling was the recipient of BarTur photography award and the degree show CAN Audience Award.
Harry Rudahm: Graduated with a First in BA Fine Art in 2019 from Central Saint Martins, where his studies also included a year at the Universität der Künste in Berlin. His distinctive style fuses the classical motif of the reclining figure with a strikingly abstract approach. Inspired by the colour studies of Bauhaus artists. Shown in London and Berlin gallery shows, including the Venco Gallery Edition iii Exhibition, Berlin (2018) and Young Contemporaries, London (2019) which he also curated. In 2020 Rüdham was the subject of a solo online exhibition with Julia Campbell Carter and he initiated the residency, ‘Sit Down, Have a Corona’ in order to support artists during the global pandemic.
Joan Miro: Joan Miro 1893-1983, a Catalan artist that lived-in Barcelona and was a painter, sculptor and ceramists. His works were noted as surrealist but he was also inspired by the Expressionism and Fauvism era. Miro contempt for conventional ways of painting as a way of supporting the bourgeoise society and declared an “assignation of painting” in favour of upsetting the visual elements of established painting.
Banksy: Active since the 1990’s his satirical street and subversive epigrams combine dark humour with graffiti executed in distinctive stencil technique. His works has been subject to widespread interest on the secondary market and has fetched eight figures at auction. Banksy is known for urban interventions that demonstrate irreverent wit and a biting political edge. Enhancing his mystique by maintaining an anonymous identity, the artist has modified street signs, illegally printed his own currency, and illicitly hung his own work in the Louvre and the Museum of Modern Art. A few numbers of his works have sold through his agency Pest Control. Banksy documentary ‘Exit through the Gift Shop’ in 2010 was shown at the Sundance Film Festival and in 2011 it won best documentary feature. In 2014 he won person of the year at the Web Awards.