We will be exhibiting works by Scarlet Mueller, Ian Chamberlain, Silje Lovise Gjertsen, Alex Evans and Julia Parkinson.
Scarlet Mueller | Scarlet Mueller graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2015. Scarlet began her printmaking journey in Hamburg, the home to one of the pioneers of woodcut, Host Janssen. Deeply fascinated by his work, Scarlet’s interest in the materiality, history and the contemporary approach of this particular medium formed the basis of her career. She now works from her studio in Zurich and was shortlisted for the Graduate Art Prize in 2015.
Ian Chamberlain | Using the traditional print process of etching, Ian Chamberlain reinterprets the form and function of man-made structures as monuments placed within the landscape. Always devoid of human presence, architectural scale is ambiguous in Ian’s work. Ian has exhibited extensively within the UK and internationally. His work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition for the past 4 years and he was selected by Norman Ackroyd CBE RA for the Original Print Show 2016. He was awarded the Intaglio Printmaker Award for the Neo Print Prize 2016, Shortlisted for the On Paper Competition 2016, in the Final selection for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 and in 2014 shortlisted for the John Ruskin Drawing Prize. He is a Senior Lecturer in MA Printmaking at the University of the West of England, Bristol.
Silje Lovise Gjertsen | Silje Lovise Gjertsen is a Norwegian photographer based in London. She recently graduated from MA Photography at the Royal College of Art, developing experimental techniques in the darkroom which links directly to her practice and its notions of temporality and deterioration. Silje was recently awarded the Metro Imaging Award for the second time, the Worshipful Company of Painters and Stainers Award and the European Photography Prize.
Alex Evans | Alex Evans’ obsessively hand drawn geometric shapes and complex patterns manipulate established traditions of mathematical space in order to depict hybrid architectural biological systems and topologies of the imagined city. Alex originally trained for a BA in Drama at The University of Hull and and MA in Visual Language of Performance at Wimbledon School of Art. His work has been exhibited nationally in galleries including MK Gallery, Art16 and the Anise Gallery. His award-winning international projects include multi-disciplinary collaborations and residencies in Australia, Japan, the Maldives and across Europe. He lives and works in London.
Julia Parkinson | Julia Parkinson graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2016. She is interested in the phenomenology and metamorphosis of material and depicts 3D textures and spaces in 2D forms. There is a certain performative element to her paintings, a static animation, as the medium arrives at its destination to reach a state of immobility. In this, there is an ontological enquiry as the work reaches a state of being, a stationary ‘becoming’, finding its objecthood. She has exhibited extensively within the UK and was part of the New Contemporaries Exhibition at the ICA in 2013.