Imitate Modern is an art gallery in the heart of London which exhibits works by the most inspiring and exciting emerging artists, together with arts most established stars.
We have been serious collectors of contemporary art for over twenty years and use this gallery as a way of passing the pleasure of owning art to our friends, associates and the world. Our private views are fast becoming infamous for being the most talked about and entertaining nights on the art calendar.
Exhibitions range from serious paintings and sculpture, to pop silkscreens and contemporary photography, but our intention remains the same – to help our clients build interesting and enriching collections, and most of all enjoy art in the most engaging way possible.
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Southbank Centre includes:
› Royal Festival Hall
› Hayward Gallery
› Queen Elizabeth Hall
› Purcell Room
› Saison Poetry Library
Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968, it is an outstanding example of sixties brutalist architecture and is one of the few remaining buildings of this style. It was designed by a group of young architects, including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron. The Hayward Gallery is named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council.
Arts Business Initiatives, as its name suggests, was designed to bridge the gap between talented artists without opportunities to get exposure to buyers and galleries, and businesses and organisations that have not considered the positive social, aesthetic and ethical values gained in the process of helping and showing the works of these artists.
In a post-recession world, the ABI mission is to inspire the private sector to fill in the void in giving artists opportunities as the public sector continues to push away.
Clarendon Fine Art is dedicated to the presentation of the finest national and international artists, introducing exceptional contemporary art to established and emerging collectors.
The Clarendon Fine Art portfolio has been curated with today's discerning collector in mind. The galleries have commissioned and acquired a superior range of original paintings to cross a wide spectrum of styles and genres and is proud to include many of the most highly-regarded artists from the international arena, including Danielle O’Connor Akiyama, Sherree Valentine Daines, Christian Hook, Fabian Perez and Jeffrey Pratt
We have three galleries, please contact your local gallery for enquires:
46 Dover Street
Tel: 020 7499 0947
11 High Street Marlow,
Tel: 01628 472 795
33 Oakdene Parade,
Tel: 01932 863 442
Tel: 01543 624990
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01543 624990
Email: [email protected]
Queen Mary 2
Tel: 01543 624990
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La Galleria is available for hire on a weekly basis, situated in the ideal central location for your London exhibition or event. Located in the Royal Opera Arcade on Pall Mall, La Galleria and the R.O.A Gallery are only 5 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square. The arcade is the oldest in London, and is in very close proximity to many Art and Cultural institutions such as the National and National Portrait Galleries, Christies and Southeby's Auction Houses, the Royal Acadamy of Arts and the Mall Galleries.
For more information on the venue and current events and exhibitions, visit www.lagalleria.org http://lagalleriapallmall.blogspot.co.uk/
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Carroll / Fletcher supports established and emerging artists whose work transcends traditional categorisation, using diverse media in order to explore socio-political or technological themes. From rising talents such as Constant Dullaart, Mishka Henner, and Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, to interactive installation artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, award-winning filmmaker John Akomfrah, and the computer art pioneer Manfred Mohr, the gallery represents an international range of artists who use interdisciplinary research and broad means to produce work that reflects on and provides insight into contemporary culture.
Established in 2012 by Jonathon Carroll and Steve Fletcher, the gallery has quickly emerged as a leading platform for contemporary art with an emphasis on multimedia and new technologies.
The gallery presents solo shows by represented artists as well as providing a test bed for younger practitioners and artists not previously exhibited in the UK. To date, the gallery has hosted several group shows with invited curators, as well as talks, film screenings and live performances.
As part of our digital presence, Carroll / Fletcher Onscreen is an online cinema showing dynamic curated weekly screenings of experimental and artists' film, scheduled to complement the gallery's programme.
Specialists in works by Andy Warhol, Bambi, Banksy, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring, Robert Indiana and Roy Lichtenstein.
With a huge inventory of works available to view at our 2 storey gallery space in the heart of London it's well worth a visit - we have everything listed on our website and more!
Located in the heart of Fitzrovia, London, Gallery DIFFERENT presents contemporary painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography and mixed media from BRITISH and INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS. DIFFERENT is committed to showing INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ART including work from both established and emerging artists.
As well as presenting a dynamic schedule of exhibitions and events in the spacious Percy Street Gallery, DIFFERENT collaborates with other galleries worldwide to promote and curate exhibitions for its artists.
The Gallery acts as a venue for interesting events and exhibitions.
Contemporary Ceramics Centre is a retail gallery showcasing the best of British studio ceramics. Situated opposite the British Museum, the gallery has an annual exhibition program featuring national and international artists.
With a regularly changing display, it is always possible to see and buy a wide range of work from functional tableware to individual collector's pieces.
Founded in June 2011 by Ian Rosenfeld and Dario Porcini, rosenfeld porcini gallery occupies a prime location in the heart of the dynamic gallery district of London’s Fitzrovia. With 3,000 square feet of gallery space, rosenfeld porcini has a strong international outlook committed to showing contemporary artists from around the world, and draws upon the distinct yet complimentary backgrounds and expertise of the gallery’s two directors with an innovative exhibitions programme.
Rose Issa is a curator, writer and producer who has championed visual art and film from the Middle East for more than 30 years. She has lived in London since the 1980s showcasing upcoming and established artists, producing exhibitions with public and private institutions worldwide, and running a publishing programme.
Through curating numerous exhibitions and film festivals, she introduced Western audiences to many artists who have since become stars of the international scene, including: Chant Avedissian, Ayman Baalbaki, Shadi Ghadirian, Monir Farmanfarmaian, Bahman Ghobadi, Hassan Hajjaj, Farhad Moshiri, Abbas Kiarostami, Rashid Koraichi and Nja Mahdaoui among many more.
As well as holding exhibitions at her own project space in London, Rose Issa collaborates as a co-curator with private and public institutions such as the Beirut Exhibition Center (2010-11); the Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool (2010); Tate Britain, London (2008); the European Parliament, Brussels (2008); the State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow (2007); the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg (2007); ING Bank, Geneva (2007); the Victoria & Albert Museum, London (2006); the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin (2004); The CCCB (Contemporary Cultural Centre), Barcelona (2003); the IFA - Institut fur Auslandsbezeihungen (2002-3), Stuttgart; the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (1996-1997); the Barbican Art Centre, London (2001, 1995); and Leighton House Museum, London (ongoing, since 1992). She also advises and lends works to public and private institutions, including the CAB Art Centre, Brussels (2013); the Boghossian Foundation, Brussels (2012); the Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane, Australia (2009); Paul Klee Museum, Bern (2009); Belvedere Museum, Vienna (2009); The British Museum; the Imperial War Museum; The Museum of Mankind; the Victoria & Albert Museum; The Written Art Foundation, Wiesbaden; The National Museums of Scotland; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; The Smithsonian Institution (Sackler/Freer Gallery and National Museum of African Arts); the World Bank, Washington DC; and The National Gallery of Jordan. Rose Issa was a Jury member for the National Pavillions at the 50th Venice Biennale (2003) and sat on the Jury for the Arab British Centre (2013) and MOPCAP (the Magic of Persia, 2013).
Founder of the publishing unit Rose Issa Projects and Beyond Art Production, Rose publishes monographs and comprehensive catalogues addressing the current concerns and trends of the visual arts scene from the Arab world, Iran and Turkey. Recent titles include: Maliheh Afnan: Familiar Faces (2013); Nermine Hammam: Cairo Year One (2012); Raeda Saadeh: Reframing Palestine (2012), Farhad Ahrarnia: Canary in a Coal Mine (2011), Ayman Baalbaki: Beirut Again and Again (2011), Selma Gurbuz: Shadow of My Self (2011), Omid Salehi: a Photographer’s Journey Through Iran (2011), Fathi Hassan (2010); Parastou Forouhar: Art, Life and Death in Iran (2010) and Maliheh Afnan: Traces, Faces, Places (2009). Rose has also co-published the two major overviews on contemporary photography from the Middle East: Arab Photography Now (with Kehrer Verlag, 2011) and Iranian Photography Now (with Hatjie Kantz, 2008).
Film from the Arab World and Iran
In 1982 Rose Issa launched the first-ever Arab Film Festival in Paris and worked with the Delegations Etrangères at the Cannes Film Festival (1983-1985). For a further 26 years until 2008, she curated Arab and Iranian film seasons in Britain and abroad. She was special advisor to The Berlinale (2003-2007); the International Rotterdam Film Festival (1996-2002); the London International Film Festival (1987-2003); and The British Film Institute (1988-1995). She also curated Arab and Iranian film seasons at The National Film Theatre (“Hollywood on the Nile”, 2003; “Art and Life: The New Iranian Cinema”, 1999; “First Arab Film Festival”, 1987); the Barbican (“Unveiled Lives: Women and Iranian Cinema”, 2001; “Melodramas, Comedies, and Mysteries: North African Film”, 1995). In addition she curated a season of Iranian films for Britain’s Channel 4 (2005) and collaborated with them on “Cinema Iran”, a series of documentaries on Iranian cinema. She also realised the documentary, “Moving Pictures: Tunisian Women Film Directors”, for BBC2 TV (1995).
Our exhibitions change regularly.We show mainly British contemporary art work by a wide range of artists, including prints, paintings and sculpture.
Our Business Art Service provides art for businesses, a full corporate service and a hire scheme is available.
Store Street Gallery is situated in fashionable Bloomsbury in a beautiful tree lined street within easy reach of the British Museum. The gallery represents and promotes both established and emerging contemporary artists from the United Kingdom, Europe and further afield. The work on display covers a broad range from figurative to abstract in both painting and sculpture. Store Street Gallery is always looking for more new and exciting talent to exhibit and welcomes submissions from artists.
Established in 1994 in the thriving area of London's Fitzrovia, The Coningsby Gallery has become renowned for its dedication to outstanding contemporary fine art, illustration and graphic art. Collaborating with both emerging and internationally established artists, the gallery showcases a diverse range of fine, bold and innovative applied arts across the board. Unique about The Coningsby Gallery is that it coincides with Début Art, one of the world’s leading agencies for visual communications artists. This provides the opportunity to promote and exhibit a selection of the world's finest artists, such as Alex Trochut, Gabriel Moreno, Dave White, Jon Burgerman and Alan Kitching, both artistically and commercially.
Based in London (Fitzrovia), Richard Saltoun Gallery specialises in post-war and contemporary art. The gallery has a special interest in conceptual, feminist and performance artists that emerged during the 1970s and seeks to re-establish and promote artists working in that period.
Since its foundation in 2008, Richard Saltoun has organised both solo and group exhibitions and has participated in art fairs in the U.K. and internationally. In conjunction with Ridinghouse, Richard Saltoun has also published a number of monographs on British artists.
Richard Saltoun represents the estate of artists Helen Chadwick, Ed Herring, Bob Law, Tony Morgan and Jo Spence.
Running a programme of changing visiting exhibitions from Africa, Asia and the Middle East combined with the permanent rotating selection from SOAS's own collections on display in the Foyle Special Collections Gallery and with a Japanese influenced Roof Garden, The Brunei Gallery, SOAS makes a stimulating haven in the heart of London.
The National Print Gallery is located in the modest drawing room of a house in Fitzrovia. It is a concept, not a marble edifice. In April, 1997 art dealer and organiser of The Contemporary Print Show, Clive Jennings, realised that very few original artists prints could be seen in the national or provincial art institutions, and organised a Symposium entitled “Towards a National Print Gallery” at the Barbican Arts Centre. Sadly, fourteen years on, the situation has not changed enormously, and prints are still largely marginalised and misunderstood by the art establishment,
Great artists have always considered prints an important part of their oeuvre. From Durer to Goya to Picasso to the Chapman Brothers, but it is still very rare to see prints on display in the Tate or The National Gallery. The National Print Gallery deals on the secondary market in contemporary prints and also publishes new editions. It has all the facilities that a visitor might expect in a major public space, but in a vastly reduced size. These include an Exhibition Space, Permanent Collection, Project Space, Library, Archive, Friends Room (the sofa), Internet Centre (the macbook) and of course a Cafe, Cloakroom, Gift Shop, Information Desk, and an Audio Guide (a vintage walkman). The National Print Gallery is a moveable feast and has organised exhibitions at several London Venues.
The National Print Gallery is proud to be associated with the forthcoming exhibition by Darren Coffield, Masters of Reality, at:
Pertwee Anderson & Gold, 15 Bateman Street, London W1D 3AQ.
April 12 - 30, 2013. Open Mon - Fri: 11-6; Sat: 12-5
In their exploration of the themes of celebrity, identity, the function of representation and how we perceive each other, these works subvert the viewer's instinctive faculties for reading human features to create some of the most stimulating and provocative portraits of recent years. Initially the eyes and the brain struggle to interpret the information that is presented in reconfigured format, prompting a personal reassessment of one of the most basic and instinctive human reflexes: the ability to read another human face.
Coffield explains: "There is now an excessive exposure to faces in the media. We see in the media faces that have been idealised, manipulated and touched up. When viewed, the face creates in the mind a kind of Orwellian doublethink. We know that we are viewing a manipulated 'untruth' and yet we hold the image to be true, a notion of beauty to obtain or aspire to. The face has a strong social, cultural and historical role. An inverted face is not only difficult to recognise but repositions our sensitivity to the spatial relationships between human features. Here, facial features become strange constellations of communication, whilst new facial recognition patterns emerge."
These works are not a simple, formulaic inversion of the features, but a sensitive reinterpretation of the physiognomy. Like any intelligent portrait they have a dynamic aesthetic, individually tailored to reflect the personality of the subject. Even in their reordered state, the features retain the character of the sitter - muddled features, that hang down like a bizarre veil. Some are famous and iconic celebrities, who are instantly recognisable by their pose, and the viewer is lulled into a false sense of security by the shape of the head or a familiar hairstyle; others are obscure actors staring out from forgotten publicity stills. It is impossible not to become enmeshed in the process of identifying the subject.
In the 175 years or so since the invention of photography, the function of the painted portrait has evolved from its purpose as accurate documentary representation to a more fluid, interpretive role. Technology has progressed but it is facial recognition, the way in which our features are arranged, that still forms the basis of digital and security systems. We intuitively identify faces from birth, expressing ourselves and monitoring others by the slightest change of expression. We interpret any two random circles with a line underneath as a face, the ubiquitous "smiley" for example. It is these primeval conventions that Coffield questions and reinterprets to great effect.
Critic David Sylvester, known for his championing of his close friends Alberto Giacometti, Francis Bacon and Lucien Freud, and described in his Guardian obituary as "one of the finest writers on art in the second half of the twentieth century," described Coffield as "Another of those magicians who (probably without knowing) know how to imbue pieces of matter with light".
In the early nineties Coffield worked closely with Joshua Compston on the formation of Factual Nonsense, a gallery in Shoreditch that became the centre of the emerging Young British Artists scene. The list of participants reads like a Who's Who of young British art, including: Matt Collishaw, Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sarah Lucas, Gavin Turk, Jessica Voorsanger, Gillian Wearing, Sue Webster and Tim Noble. A new book by Coffield about this exciting period in British Art, "Factual Nonsense: The Art and Death of Joshua Compston" is to published in the UK in 2012.
Darren Coffield was born in London in 1969 and studied at Goldsmiths College, Camberwell School of Art and the Slade School of Art in London. He has exhibited widely in the company of many leading artists including Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Patrick Caulfield and Gilbert and George at venues ranging from the Courtauld Institute, Somerset House to Voloshin Museum, Crimea. Coffield was the only artist to be shortlisted for these three major UK Art competitions in 2010: The John Moores Contemporary Painting Prize; The BP Portrait Award at The National Portrait Gallery and The Threadneedle Prize. His work can be found in collections around the world. Coffield lives and works in London.
"The Stately Aquariums of England"
1 - 13 December, 2011
The National Print Gallery is proud to present The Stately Aquariums o f England by David Ferry. This is a stunning new suite of prints that explore an imagined collision of two very different worlds: the commercial efforts of the asset rich, cash poor aristocrats of the 1960’s who grudgingly opened the doors of their ancestral homes to the great British public; and the desire by aquarists to furnish their fish tanks with increasingly bizarre and inappropriate aquarium ornaments from the human world that bear no relation to the natural domain of fish. In Ferry’s luscious images, bemused fish navigate a strange under water kingdom where state rooms adorned with fine tapestries and paintings are furnished with submerged London buses, and pirate galleons are becalmed in the drives of turreted stately homes.
Fish fanciers consider their hobby to be a creative pursuit, the piscine tenants of their fantastic environments bec oming moving elements in a work of art. Ferry has celebrated this conceit and gently acknowledged both the kitsch world of “aquarium ornaments” and the upwardly mobile aspirations of the creators of these miniature environments, a fantasy world in a tank bubbling away on the sideboard. The scale of the images also suggest an alternative interpretation: a sci-fi future in which England is submerged, and giant mutant fancy fish swim freely through the deserted rooms of our great houses. His medium of montage is both a physical and an intellectual pursuit: the interventions he makes in the images, and the juxtaposition of unlikely and disparate aspects of our culture to deconstruct the notion of British national identity and heritage.
Ferry’s Book Arts and Printmaking create a very individual footprint in contemporary art, and bear witness to th e influences of John Heartfield and the classic photomontage tradition. The creative process starts with his defilement of existing books (over 20 in as many years), usually tourist guides from the innocent post war years of the 1950’s and 1960’s, which he deftly subverts using highly selected donor material. In this case, the re-titled “English Aquariums in Country Houses in Colour” whose 28 colour plates Ferry defiled with piscine interlopers. (This unique book was purchased by The National Art Library housed in the Victoria & Albert Museum, for their permanent collection, earlier this year.) Ferry explains, “The search for donor material is part of the process of creative recycling, adding a new ingredient, a cycle of change and appropriation”. These ideas are then completely rebuilt, reworked and re-interpreted to inform a capsule collection of original prints that convey the spirit of the unique book.
Ferry has exhibited extensively in the UK and throughout the world, including solo exhibitions in Berlin, New York, Poznan and Seoul. His work can be found in public and corporate collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Ashmolean, Oxford; Art Institute of Chicago; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He is a past recipient of a Pollock / Krasner major award, and a new seat as Professor of Printmaking and Book Arts was created for him at the Cardiff Metropolitan University earlier this year.
Hanmi Gallery is a uniquely positioned platform for the dialogue between Asia and Europe, constantly evolving in the global arena of contemporary art. Since Hanmi Gallery in London first opened its doors in 2010, it has established itself as a major exhibiting space for predominantly Asian artists. In contrast, the Gallery’s Seoul premise dedicates itself to exhibiting an exclusive selection of works by British and European artists. Hanmi Gallery is devoted to link Eastern and Western artistic practices and exhibiting modern and contemporary art to an international audience.
Working with both emerging and established artists and curators, Hanmi Gallery has a particular commitment to new media and interdisciplinary works, showcasing and fostering visual culture that reflects contemporary art trends.
Due to upcoming major renovations on Hanmi Gallery’s London premises, the site has been running a successful programme of Interim Exhibitions. All the shows respond to the sites raw, stripped-back state with often site- specific installation works. This gallery setting offers artists and curators an opportunity to engage with a unique space. Hanmi Gallery provides a conceptual and physical laboratory for artistic trials and experimentations in a central London location. The space has become a hub for creative thinking, inspiring artists and spectators to see the space, and the art within it, in a new way. It allows them to explore how the site resonates with an artistic endeavour, and the effects that it has both spatially and psychologically.
Since the gallery’s inception, the building has hosted a variety of important exhibitions. Highlights from the programme include the Interim Exhibition ‘Situated Senses 01: Inclined Angles’ curated by Jay Jungin Hwang. The project unfolded with two distinct solo exhibitions of contemporary Korean artists, Shan Hur and Soon-Hak Kwon. Each artist showed the coexistence and collision of contradictory states in the spaces of daily life, and the interrelationship between a sense of distance and space originating from the psychology of visual experience. The works outgrowth was generated from a penetrating observation about the space during the preparation for exhibition. Other notable Interim Exhibitions include works by the artists Leonard Johannson, Shezad Dawood and Yingmei Duan. The gallery will celebrate its 40th Interim Exhibition in November 2014.
The inaugural exhibition of Seoul’s premise will be ‘Patrick Hughes: Reading Paradox’ (27 September- 20 December 2014), and will be focused on the artist’s Reverspective technique.