‘Freedom and Control’ is an art exhibition taking place at Oxford House, Bethnal Green (see map) on the 3rd - 7th December 2015; with a private view from 6pm - 9pm on the 3rd December (also East London’s first Thursday). The venue is in the heart of London’s East End with good travel connections, to both under and overground stations nearby with links to Stratford and Liverpool Street. The exhibition includes four emerging artists Farheen Ghodiwala, Lauren Pitt, Joseph One and Samantha Reilly, all of whom are based in London’s East End. Their works range from paintings, collage and print.
Farheen’s work studies natural forms, including wildlife and flowers, in which she actively seeks out the patterns, lines and dots within. She uses printmaking techniques such as silk screen printing and photoetching.
Lauren uses the process of fluid painting. She mixes the acrylic paint to a consistency where it has freedom to blend and travel, creating its own paths across the surface.
Joseph is a painter and ex graffiti writer. His current work uses paint in various forms (oil, acrylic and spray) to explore the abstract form.
Samantha’s work is a collage and printmaking based study of new and old print based media. These works emerged from a dislike of the glossy magazines using the same few adverts repeatedly.
Each artist’s art practices are different but they all relate to the theme ‘Freedom and Control’ in the way they approach art. They are controlled by the limits of form but are in control in of the medium. It is a shared dynamism that creates their work.