Lonely Planet – Alexander Charriol
A painting about personal exploration, facing your fears and taking risks.
Pinch Zoom – Zandra Stratford
An exaggerated, minimalist detail of motifs; reflex curves, concrete and muted tones, subdued typography reduced to letterforms without context. This work contains almost as a reference the entire palette and trope of related pieces. It exudes a quiet confidence and authority, like the index of a book or an architectural blueprint, from which other pieces are derived.
Mirror Mirror – Gillian Hyland
The photographs are part of an ongoing project called ‘Words in Sight’, the narrative series is inspired by poetry written over the past decade. The pictures are a new perspective on past events, the composition of each image suggests a larger narrative within a single moment, with the emotional expression at it’s core.
Supernova – Richard Hoey
This piece finds its inspiration in the ‘pedra portuguesa’, a hand laid paving formed from hand cut limestone. Supernova is based on the idea of a mandala; a focal point for concentrating one’s mind. The subject reflected on here is impermanence, one of life’s great questions. ‘I took the design of a famous paving stone used in the city of Sao Paulo, which itself is in a phase of ‘disappearance,’ states Hoey.
Copper in Verdigris Orb IX – Mark Beattie
Copper in Verdigris Orb IX is created from one continuous copper pipe with no obvious beginning or end. Made for display either indoors or out, the centre of the piece which remain shiny, as it is both polished and lacquered.
Crowland – Chris Kenny
Crowland is a complex map ‘drawing’ made from collected map fragments which are mounted on pins and so appear to float together in a three-dimensional collage. It is an abstract composition where the elements are not abstracted from nature but derived from the world through the medium of cartography. The title is taken from one piece of map, a little township in Canada called Crowland – it also draws attention to the impression that black birds cover the land.
After Nyne Magazine
It felt only fitting for Claire Meadows, Editor-in-Chief After Nyne Magazine, to take pride of place as our inaugural Curator of the month. Claire’s choices are reflective of her own personality: creative, sometimes quirky, and always innovative.
About each work, Claire comments:
Miss EU at Sink the Pink
It’s not like me to steer away from a political statement and Damien Frost makes his in style in this work. This reminds me of when the Queen wore the famous ‘EU hat’, supposed to be a coded message about Her Majesty’s feelings on Brexit. This work to me is a strong statement on the benefits of cohesion, fraternity and how essential it is to us to fight against the creeping death of a kinder, better world. It’s all in the eyes.
Gold in Silver Orb
I’ve been in love with the work of Mark Beattie for a long time. There’s elegance in his simplicity, balance in his relationships with his materials and something noble in his dedication to stretching the limitations of his craft. His work is fluid, timeless, and strangely moving. This piece is a great example of that.
Stop the Madness
This painting is probably my favourite of Alexander Charriol’s works. There’s infinite potential here to interpret the stories behind both the face of the lap-dancer, and the face of the chap being danced upon. Alexander captures magnificently the malaise and disappointments we experience in our everyday lives. We’re all desperate to achieve happiness….but do we ever truly find it?
Gillian Hyland creates supernatural staged images, presented as film stills or dramatic moments. Hyland’s unsettling mise-en-scene are full of sex and desire, sadness and nostalgia. Narratives that are psychologically evocative – at once sublimely theatrical yet poignant. Hyland describes herself as an image maker and story teller. Her dramatic photographs are based on her own poems, and depict characters in human dramas and isolated emotional situations. Frozen in time, solitary and vulnerable moments are presented in glorious technicolor and timeless sets.
Encapsulating her memories and emotions in poems she then transforms these into images, offering a new perspective. The imagery plays with our notions of nostalgia, and taps into society’s cultural understanding of feelings and beliefs. The composition of each image suggests a larger narrative within a single moment.
After Nyne Gallery will be presenting Gillian’s work at a solo show at Studio 7 in Shoreditch from 1-8 February 2018.
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