Lyydon has recently been shortlisted for the East London Painting prize and is a multi- disciplinary artist and a prize-winning sculptor whose works are currently housed in a number of iconic public displays including: The Saatchi Collection. Her works on canvas and paper appear to be dark comedies, featuring circus scenes and athletic events. Characters
and animals are deformed, creating a fanciful even hallucinatory world full of uncertainty.
Helyer’s heads delve into subconscious modes of being, multi layered and intriguing.
Her work refers to the idea of portrait, both within a historical and contemporary context.
She explores the psychological and inner essence of her subjects often by questioning
and challenging our perceptions between reality and illusion.
Coombs’ produces his twisted figures by shaking and vibrating photographs of
nudes through a photocopier. The end result is paired down and painted -
raw and elemental. There is a vital immediacy to the work, the figures are
energetic and gestural trapped in their own heightened coloured world.
Green starts with small sculptural objects, odd assemblages made of plasticine
and found items such as clockwork pieces and other assorted detritus. The object is
photographed and then painted with a painstaking attention to detail. The work is
sharply defined in contrast to slapdash nature of the original sculpture. We see weird
brain-like creations, unusual still-lives with their own distinctive life force made real.
A young collector herself, Whalley is keen that The Dot Project not only cater to a seasoned collector but also aims to inspire those keen to explore and develop their tastes in a more transparent and democratic way. “Our aim is to de-mystify the art world and help to take those who are passionate about the arts, on a journey with us and our artists”, says India.
“Everyone is already well acquainted with iconic institutions such as Saatchi and
The Chelsea Arts Club but we are thrilled to join part of a growing arts community
which is starting to inspire a new generation of collectors”.