The project focuses on how suffering arises in a person and traces its roots into memories of childhood and youth. The photographs are intentionally vague and open to allow the viewer to search for their own interpretation or relate to certain emotions. They provoke questions without certain answers to emphasise how memories fade and warp over time. This fallible construct is the base for our feelings and perception of the world around us which thus is in constant change — potentially leading to feelings of tension and ambiguity. We never truly are, but merely exist in an approximation in between our past experiences and those still to come.
'Sabbatical' - Sometime in late 2006 I bought a Moleskin journal and a small selection of Tombow pens from a store on Tottenham Court Road in London. Nearly ten years later I rediscovered these supplies at the back of a drawer in my Bangalore studio and felt bad I had never used them – there and then I started working, and from the first few quick and spontaneous drawings this series took shape.
László Gábor Belicza
'My father and me worked in a lumberyard. We laid down a huge poplar on the field, and we chopped it up. It fell apart afore our eyes. My sister’s son was four years old when his father died. Every faces of my family expressed the fear of something absent. All of us felt the loneliness, but there was a close bond between us. The wood in pieces seemed like the tragedy of my family. It fell apart like us. The whole never will be entire. Constant farewell and the act of moving on is reflected in childish existence.'
These are all acrylic on canvas, 9” x 12” inches (except for Four Chairs), and depict chairs I’ve encountered in my travels. A young girl who saw these remarked, “you make the ordinary beautiful!” Yes, that is the point.
My name is Yoyo Miyoko and I am an illustrator living in London. Currently I am taking experience with metallic colored pencils on dark paper. I love drawing portraits, fashion and botanical illustrations.
My name is Liam dobbin, i'm 23 years old. I currently live in cambridge Ontario, a small sleepy town. Fascinated with ethereal landscapes, intimate portraits and vernacular snapshot photography. I like to keep things organic and let things happen on the way, staging and overthinking is to be avoided. I am currently working on a follow up series for romantic void that I worked on in 2012.
I am inspired by the exploration and language of life, the little and big moments that resonate with me. My work often involves anthropomorphic animals and objects as a way of storytelling from a humorous and charming perspective. I also love graphic designs and writing, which I tried to incorporate in my life as often as possible.
My works are always about connection, emptiness and fullness. I am interested more in forms than subject and I like to see shapes that are unseen at first look. Usually i work manually and then i retouch digitally.
The Useful Remnants release is a music concept album touches on a subject of seemingly useless belongings which are becoming valuable when one have to suddenly leave them. Field recordings and musical compositions for this project have been produced in a framework of the Artist-in-Residence Programs at Kunstnarhuset Messen in Ålvik, Norway and Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, Austria. The album was released in a strictly limited edition of 10 pieces. Every piece is packaged in a different transparent case, containing the cassette tape, handmade cover and drawings set made on an expired photographic paper.
I’m interested in explore the relation between spaces and the human body, assuming situations of ruin, deconstruction, abandoned places or even landscapes, and presenting them has final composition for the spectator to explore and take advantage of new paths and realities. This way, my artistic path is directed to a crossing of situations between a reality that is familiar to the human being and another that exists after a manipulation of the same through Drawing.
László Gábor Belicza
Juan Rodriguez Morales
Mireille Es Paechberg
15 Oct - 5 Nov
Lexigram - Samantha Donnelly
Samantha Donnelly explores the fluidity of representations, specifically the shifting relationships between the physical object and the photographic subject.
15 Oct - 18 Nov
BIBI DAVIDSON | The Girl in the Red Dress - solo exhibition
My work inhabits an alternative, through-the-looking-glass universe I use as an escape from my history. Focusing on the fluidity of identity, the characters within my work are allegorical representations of the chaotic and unsettling realities of my life as a child. The girl in the red dress stands in as my alter ego and as a symbol of my inner turmoil.
7 - 30 Oct
Do Be Do Be Do…
SIM SMITH is pleased to announce a new performance event and installation by British artist Jonathan McCree and choreographers from New Movement Collective.