START Art Fair, Saatchi Gallery
Preview September 9, 2-6pm, 2015
Public View September 10-13 ,11-6pm, 2015
We are delighted that LIANE LANG has been selected by fair director Niru Ratnam to participate in the curated solo section 'This Is Tomorrow' at the second edition of START Art Fair 2015, held at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Specially commissioned works from the Saints series will be shown together with a video piece.
Liane Lang’s new series of photographs refer to the stories of female catholic saints and martyrs. Rich chromatic hues, attire and insignia reference their aspects in the history of religious sculpture and painting. Hinting at narratives and patronage, the images oscillate between the macabre and humorous, beautiful and disturbing, not unlike their medieval forbears. The images were taken in buildings designed by Gothic Victorian architect Augustus Pugin.
Artists at the Library Club
Spring 2015 Re-Hang
We are delighted to be placing the work of Ben Cove, Jonathan Trayte, Dan Pasteiner and Liane Lang in the exclusive new venue Library Club alongside other selected artists in collaboration with Art Naked.
The Library holds a prestigious location opposite the English National Opera on St Martin's Lane, close to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery on Trafalgar Square. Within its fully remodeled premises, designed by 19 Greek Street, Library's uniquely designed interior conjures a rarefied atmosphere of old world charm within which to set the best of contemporary art. The club encompasses bars, lounge areas, restaurant, whiskey and wine room, private function rooms, terrace and en-suite accommodation.
Library’s soft launch took place in late May 2014, in advance of an official opening in June that year. Since the first, ARTNAKED has been working as Art Directors, Curators and Cultural Events Programmers for this exclusive private venue, incorporating independent and gallery-represented artists, in addition to a host of unique cultural events.
In Conversation with Adam Dix
Saturday,16 May 2015
We are delighted to be visiting the studio of Adam Dix who will be talking about his work and projects.
Dix’s paintings explore associations between communication technology and our desire to communicate. His exploration into society’s response and subsequent personification of these devices of modern communication describe how we relate to and comprehend technology on a humanistic level, whilst referring to other constructed ‘belief systems’ that foster a similar dual sense of connectivity and community.
Adam Dix lives and works in London. Dix completed his MA in Fine Art at Wimbledon College of Art in 2009. Group exhibitions include 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Christie's and Beers Contemporary; So Long and Thanks for all the Fish, Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai (2014); Jerwood Drawing Prize, London; Carousel, Aspex, Portsmouth, News from the Sun, Phoenix Art Centre, Exeter, (2013); Saatchi Gallery, Channel 4 New Sensations & The Future Can Wait, London; Sumarria Lunn, London (2012); The Catlin Art Prize, The Tramshed, London; Unobtrusive Measures Schwartz Gallery, London (2011) and Transmission Haunch of Venison (2010).
Recommended Exhibition: Henry Hudson at Sotheby's S2 Gallery
22 April - 29 May, 2015
Henry Hudson I came across over six years ago at a show in Beach Blanket Babylon in Hoxton and is a hugely original force and future star.
Henry Hudson and Sotheby’s S2 are delighted to present Hudson’s most recent and ambitious body of work in his largest solo exhibition to date, opening on Wednesday 22 April 2015.
The series is a modern day interpretation of William Hogarth’s 18th century narrative “The Rake’s Progress” and spans over 10 large scale plasticine paintings, 10 original drawings and 30 smaller studies, each depicting the various stage of the protagonist’s life and decline. The exhibition is saturated with contemporary cultural references, satirising the absurdity of modern life, from political issues to social stereotypes and the contemporary art world.
In Conversation with Liane Lang
Wednesday,18 March 2015
We are delighted to be visiting the studio of Liane Lang who will be talking about her work and projects.
Lang works in sculpture, photography and film, frequently combining media in one work or installation. Her work examines the animacy and atmosphere of monuments, statuary and buildings and the biographies and histories they narrate. Lang uses life-like dolls, made in the studio in a life casting process, but also works in clay and bronze. Her practice combines studio based work in a variety of materials as well as creating works on location.
Liane Lang lives and works in London. Born in Germany she studied at NCAD in Dublin and completed a BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College followed by a Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Academy, where she graduated in 2006. She has exhibited widely both in the UK and abroad. Projects have included residencies in Italy, Hungary and Latvia, where the artist used photography and animation to stage interventions with monuments from the Socialist era. Her work is held in a number of notable collections including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Saatchi Collection, the Victoria and Albert Museum and MOMA, New York.
In Conversation with Jonathan Trayte
Saturday, 7 February 2015
We are delighted to launch our 2015 Artist Studio Programme with a visit to Jonathan Trayte who will be presenting new work to be included as one of the finalists in the Converse x Dazed Emerging Artists Award 2015 at the Royal Academy Saturday 18 April - Sunday 17 May.
Jonathan Trayte lives and works in London. Trayte completed his PG Dip Fine Art from the Royal Academy Schools in 2010. Solo exhibitions include Pazar Istanbul Art Projects (2014), Nude Identity Gallery, Hong Kong (2011) and Under a Pine Tree Simon Oldfield Gallery, London (2011). Group exhibitions include Union of Voices, Horatio Jnr, London (2014) Sculpture Al Fresco III, Great Fosters, UK (2013); Josh Lilley Gallery, London (2012), Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2011); Poppy Sebire Gallery, London (2011)), Franks-Suss Collection, Saatchi Gallery, London (2010) and awards such as The Land Securities (2011). Trayte's studio is located at the famous AB Fine Art Foundry which has produced work for many major international artists including Anthony Gormley, Bill Woodrow, Anish Kapoor, Jake and Dinos Chapman and Marc Quinn.
100 Painters of Tomorrow - Thames & Hudson
Saturday, 7 January 2015 Artists Tim Ellis, Adam Dix and Robert Fry are featured in this publication.
100 Painters of Tomorrow is the result of a major new project to find the 100 most exciting, up-and-coming painters at work today. Their work spans an extraordinary range of styles and techniques, from abstraction to figuration, minimalism to magical realism, and straight oil-on-canvas to mixed-media and installation-based painting. Written by Kurt Beers a curator and writer and Director of Beers Contemporary in London, he works with both emerging and established artists. He has also initiated various multidisciplinary projects, including the Award for Emerging Art, the annual open group exhibition ‘Contemporary Visions’.
The 100 chosen artists, selected from more than 4,000 entrants, come from over 30 countries. Entries were judged by an international panel featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art, including the painter Cecily Brown, curators Tony Godfrey, Yuko Hasegawa and Gregor Muir, and writer-critics Suzanne Hudson, Barry Schwabsky and Philip Tinari.