From April 2016, we will be showing in Central London galleries, at art fairs and online. All the work that we show on the website is stored in our warehouse and available for immediate viewings. If you are interested in one of our artists, please call or email us and we will send you an online catalogue of work that is available to buy.
Ian Robinson’s painting Star Newspapers has been selected for inclusion, and will be published in the Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, showcasing the works of 100 of the most exciting artists from around the world and is a dynamic guide to international contemporary art. Ian comments,
“ Star Newspapers was a commission for the boardroom of Star Capital Partners. The items in the foreground are so-called ‘tombstones’ that stand for key financial deals. I immersed myself in finance and business newspapers from around the globe at the British Library archive and took many reference photographs, although eventually the still life was actually set up in my studio.”
“We are not wholly bad or good, who live our lives under milk wood”
“To begin at the beginning…”
The 3D Circus works are unique new editions and Peter Blake has combined his love of the circus with his characteristic collaged crowds in a 3 dimensional format. The works are inspired by Lothar Meggendorfer’s International Circus – a pop-up book first published in 1887. For his Circus, Blake has put together a central stage collage, which features a line up of unusual people, and an eclectic orchestra sourced from the Artist’s extensive collection of ephemera. In addition, two weird and wonderful audience collages in which the crowds are being entertained by a circus act sit either side of the central stage. Peter Blake’s 3D Circus was produced and published by Dark Matter Studio in 2013.
Portraiture has been prevalent in Peter Blake’s work since the late 1940s. From his images of pop culture icons to his imagined characters, the artist has always explored a diverse array of individuals. A recent series of small, colourful watercolours depicting the faces and torsos of heavily inked men and women, their individual body art, intricately rendered, is again part of a recurring theme in Blake’s oeuvre: the circus, the fairground and the side-show attraction. The skins of these imagined characters have become canvases in themselves – one figure has an image of the Crucifixion emblazoned on his chest, whilst a tattooed woman has the names of the British Princes, William and Harry, etched on each breast. Another’s complex facial tattoos cover the entirety of his face, echoing the masks in Blake’s wrestling portraits. We present a series of 10 signed original prints, produced and published by Dark Matter Studio.
Opening on 14th November and running through until the New Year.