Exhibition

Distorted Vision

21 May 2015 – 22 Jun 2015

Cost of entry

Free.

The Dot Project

London
United Kingdom, United Kingdom

Travel Information

  • South Kensington

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The first show, “Distorted Vision” will feature a selection of renowned artists carefully curated by Founder India Whalley, alongside long established curator Ben Austin. The exhibition will include works from: Aly Helyer, Dan Coombs, Jonny Green and Kate Lyddon.

About

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”.

 

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Curators

Ben Austin

Exhibiting artists

Jonny Green

Aly Helyer

Dan Coombs

Kate Lyddon

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