ANDY FINLAY - CAROLINE HANDS - DALOPO - ELEANOR BUFFAM - JACINTO CAETANO - JASON MOLLOY - LINDSAY PICKETT - MARCUS RICHARDS - NARA WALKER - TING AN LIN - SHIROMA RATNE
After a very successful first edition, Chrom-Art proudly presents FT2 WINTER 17 Edition, a handpicked collection of unique works by eleven emerging visual artists based in London. A mixture of styles from figurative to abstract, from digital to surreal, all linked by the inherent quality and inspiring nature of the pieces.
‘Dawn’ by Andy Finlay is Syrian landscape in white oil paint with concrete dust on raw unstretched canvas. It depicts Homs, a Syrian city demolished in the bombings.
‘Urban Angel’ by Caroline Hands is a semi-abstract, vibrant painting from an artist that devoted all her life to art making and teaching, living many years in remote places of mainland China.
Painter Eleanor Buffam’s work brings us closer to nature and childhood. Buffam is interested in exploring ideas of community, interdependence, and interconnectivity, especially regarding humanity’s place with one another and with our environment
Marcus Richards’ compelling geometrical composition is a treat to the senses. Richards was the only British artist out of 3,500 entrants from 92 countries whose work was accepted for Japan's Osaka Triennale exhibition, and awarded the silver prize.
‘Micky has died’ collage on wood is another brilliant piece by painter and street artist DALOPO. In 2016 DALOPO won the second edition of AskatasunArte International Art Prize with a painting about the refugee crisis.
Artist and designer Jason Molloy presents an ingenious organic sculptural wall piece made of burnt papers, card and wood, specifically commissioned for this exhibition from his sell out series.
‘Moon Dust’ by Ting-An Lin is an exquisite abstract composition from an artist who studied architecture and fine art at Central Saint Martins where she discovered a passion for life drawing and conceptual art that led her to winning ‘La Salon’, a prestigious prize for painting in Paris.
Shiroma Ratne's work ‘Pulse’ has evolved through a gradual creative process that is expressed in abstract form, with a strong sense for colour. She intuitively captures the sense, mood and energy to create her art with a passion for colour, achieving highly original pieces.
Digital artist Jacinto Caetano has established himself as a name of reference in branding and advertising, with work featured in some of the most recognizable campaigns in the capital, like the London’s landmarks in the red Santander bikes. ‘Twisted Lines’ is his latest series evolved using his own new technique on digital drawing.
‘Crossroads’ oil in linen by Lindsay Pickett is a compelling realistic yet surreal work by this accomplished artist who has just won the ‘Purple Roof Gallery ‘ award in Shanghai.
‘Mimic 2017’ is a fine example of the expressionist work from young Australian and truly international artist Nara Walker whose work is owned by collections including the Mine Sanat Galerisi, Turkey; City Museum of Aveiro, Portugal; and Georgia's National Parliament Library.
Coinciding with the start of the Clerkenwell Design Week, Chrom-Art is proud to launch its new collaboration with Actiu, leader in innovative design and manufacture of sustainable furniture for ‘cool working’ and public spaces, with presence in almost 100 countries.
Actiu is synonymous of active, curious and dynamic. And since the start of its journey in 1968, the company has not stopped reinventing itself and innovating. Thus it has gone from being home furniture maker to solution specialist for state-of-the-art work environments.
The space and its equipment have a decisive influence on the motivation, performance and health of people, being the second most important factor which determines job satisfaction, after wages. The quality of the work environment goes beyond responding effectively to the physical needs in all types of people, to provide spacious, bright and well equipped spaces that favor communication, learning and collaboration as well as opportunity to focus on individual work when required. A well-designed space can foster these connections and creative encounters.
‘Cool working’ by Actiu is an internal reflection which enables the design of work environments with the aim of improving the wellbeing of the people that inhabit them. It also focuses on boosting the efficiency and productivity of organisations.
The mind plays a vital role in an individual’s overall health and well-being. An atmosphere that supports a healthy mental state can have significant psychological and physical benefits. The right interventions can trigger good behavioural changes and positively impact mood, stress levels and psychosocial status.
Art has a power to alter spaces, to inspire, to positively influence thoughts and to balance feelings and emotions.
In this curatorial project, Chrom-Art presents multidisciplinary, innovative art works by eighteen exciting London artists, embracing the harmonious site specificity of the newly interpreted office space that breaks the rules of hierarchy for the sake of Netarchy, and responding to the new paradigms of TO BE in opposition to 'to Have', enhancing interconnectedness, LONG TERM JOURNEY and Intuition.
SAL JONES - ELISA CANTARELLI - STAFAN NENOV - ROMAN LOKATI - BEATA KOZLOWSKA - YIDO - PERNILLA IGGSTROM - FLOR DEL VALLE MUNOZ - KRIS CIESLAK - MATAKLAS - CHRIS TRIVIZAS - DAVID MORATON - JOSE GOMEZ - RICARDO CABRAL - ERNESTO ROMANO - JACINTO CAETANO - DANIEL BOURKE - NADIA BALLAN
Curated by Kris Cieslak and Beata Kozlowska.
PR: Katherine Scoble (firstname.lastname@example.org)
images by juanrendon.es
Actiu London Showroom
28 Seward Street Clerkenwell
London, EC1V 3PA
ACTIU Technology Park, Alicante, Spain