Can't wait for Sam Shendi's Debut this saturday? Here's a sneak peek.
"I'm most interested in the shared human experiences that go beyond our differences," says Shendi. "I work mainly from memory, transforming fleeting everyday human interactions into a lasting, lyrical, whole. Being Egyptian, I can never quite shake the legacy of my country's history. Durability and beauty are very important to me."
- Sam Shendi
David Stockley with 'Gatwick'. The sources of Stockley's paintings are photographs that he has taken of individuals in public spaces - generally places of transit. The photographs are taken quickly and he makes no attempt to resolve any formal qualities at this stage, preferring to leave such questions open so that he can address them as he manipulates this raw material.
Junko O'Neill's 'Firefly' Triptych leads the viewer to sense the space, which stands calm and yet strangely with time flowing at the same time. Junko paints the atmosphere in a way that emphasises the transient nature of time where the space holds, with space and time perceived alongside each other.
Derek Gillingham's 'Fool Proof System'. Derek's influences are wide...from The Canadian Group of Seven, Wassily Kandinsky, Egon Schiele, Lucien Freud to the early Psychedelic Posters of Haight Ashbury. His work is also heavily driven by music with rhythm and sound playing a major part in the creative process.
And our Spotlight Artist of the week, Gillian Holding with 'Competitiveness' Diptych. The two-dimensional work is often finished with a highly reflective surface. Originally explored and developed as an aesthetic solution to the challenge of presenting digital painting with the saturated depth of colour of a computer screen or projection, it has also become a means of technically holding together a variety of delicate and mixed media materials.