Finding Paradise

2 Sep 2015 – 19 Sep 2015

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Tuesday – Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sundays & Mondays By Appointment

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Lacey Contemporary Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • Holland Park

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Lacey Contemporary Gallery is excited to present a new exhibition: Finding Paradise. Featuring three contemporary female artists, Gemma Billington, Orlanda Broom and Ylva Kunze, their works represent lush landscapes, forgotten pasts, and the ever-changing patterns of nature.


British painter Orlanda Broom paints lush and colourful landscapes that represent a fantastical, re-imagined place. She portrays a hyper intense and in some sense a rose-tinted view of the natural world, a place and time untouched by man. The paintings created for Finding Paradise are made with layers of resin that builds up a smooth glass-like surface. She has then used oils in the final stages of the work to create the interesting contrast of areas of high gloss and matte paint that breaks up the surface

Gemma Billington born in Killorglin, Co. Kerry, is stylistically influenced by the works of Turner, Jack B. Yeats, and Matisse, though she admits that her primary influence is the ever-changing patterns of nature, and the timelessness of this subject. In her Eternity series exhibited for Finding Paradise, Gemma is exploring the eternity of nature through the subject of the flower. She steers away from traditional techniques, using vibrant colours and raw brushstrokes, applying her paint, almost like a dance, to the canvas.

Ylva Kunze is a Swedish born artist, now living and working in London. The paintings featured in Finding Parasise are based on the woods in Småland, Sweden. Ylva is fascinated by the magic and the beauty of the raw and untouched forest, and the reflection in the many lakes. She explores the tension between the opposites – positive and negative, dark and light, stillness and speed, artificial and natural, and in the painting process, chance and control.

Finding Paradise exhibits an analysis of the raw and natural beauty that can be found in the world which surrounds us. 

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Exhibiting artists

Orlanda Broom

Gemma Billington

Ylva Kunze


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