Lionel Friedland 

1. Dec - 31. Dec 12 / ended The White Room Gallery, Leamington Spa

Admission Free

Exhibition Open Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm, Most Sundays 11am-4pm

Exhibition | Prints | Midlands

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Lionel Friedland, Josephine Baker

Lionel Friedland, Josephine Baker

Limited Edition Screenprints

From the moment Lionel Friedland introduced The White Room Gallery to his colourful screenprints, they knew we were dealing with an exceptional talent. A year later, following a successful inaugral exhibtion at their Bath gallery, Lionel has become one of the gallery’s most popular artists.

Lionel Friedland studied Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, before embarking on a successful career as an Architect in South Africa and the U.K.. Since 2000, Friedland has focused increasingly on fine art and drawing; using similar techniques and materials to those he employed as an architect but now freed from the parameters of a design brief, he uses his professionally-honed draftsmanship to create works about his interests, places he visits and people who intrigue him.

Friedland’s pared-down, blueprint style images start as small detailed sketches which he breaks down, isolating important lines within the drawing. The simplified image is then drawn on a larger scale using the three natural arcs of his arm to create accurate smooth sweeping lines. Finally, Friedland intuitively selects a colour before transferring the image to a screen for printing. The result is striking work in vibrant colour that instantly attracts the eye.

This exhibition is a chance to see the artist's back-catalogue along with four new images printed exclusively for the show.

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