From This Place We Root

19 Aug 2020 – 30 Aug 2020

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10:00 – 18:00
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10:00 – 18:00
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10:00 – 18:00
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10:00 – 18:00
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10:00 – 18:00
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Proposition Studios

England, United Kingdom


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For Proposition Studios’ inaugural exhibition we present
the works of 10 artists based across our Peckham and
Shoreditch sites with works that have emerged through
lockdown taking root in a new reality.


About the artists: 

Tom Chisholm is an artist & writer; making through a process of research & narrative. He writes stories & tries to understand thoughts through a variety of processes. Growing up as a scientifically orientated person, it came as a sudden shock to decide all truth was a system of probabilities. He is interested in understanding ideas & how they form, creating systems & worlds with their own particular parameters, using them as the stages to work in theory & fiction.

Blaze Christopher is a contemporary artist living and working in London. She studied at the Kansas City Art Institute & Studio Art College International graduating in 2016. Working primarily between textiles, performance art & sculpture her work examines the human condition through a lens of empathy & play. She is interested in the absurd & the humour that can reveal itself through radical honesty. She has exhibited across the
U.S. & attended artist residencies internationally.

Warren Dennis is a British multi-disciplinary artist with a BA from University of East London & foundation from Wimbledon School of Art. His background as an Electri-
cal Project Engineer informs his research and practice. Warren traditional materials & readymade objects as a medium to challenge the viewer & provide a glimpse into
his aesthetic. He focuses on often overlooked utilitarian mass-produced objects such as paperclips, household lightbulbs & mundane cleaning objects.

Cristiano Di Martino was born in Naples & moved to Tuscany at young age undertaking a six-year artistic mentorship & collaboration with a master draftsman. After a degree in Fashion Design & Theatre Costumes in 2007 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, participating in exhibitions across Italy. He featured in his first UK show in 2013. In 2014 he was selected for the Celeste/Celeste Prize show curated by Lorenzo Bene-
detti at Assab One in Milan. Since moving to the UK he has exhibited with the RSW in the Royal Academy Building, Edinburgh & the Royal Institute at the Mall Galleries.

Foday Dumbaya was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone, grew up in Cyprus & London. He graduated from Nottingham Trent University, worked for DKNY & Nike before launching his band Labrum in 2015. Labrum aims to create honest, idiosyncratic clothing with a utilitarian approach, combining West African and Western Culture. Dumbuya, set up the charity ‘King Naimbana ii’ named after his late father’s given chief title in 2016 in
Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Lucia Ferguson is a Peckham based artist & dancer, completing an MA in Fine Art & working with abstract sculptural objects & drawings. Through drawing Lucia creates abstract spaces & surreal structures that sit between the real & the imagined, bringing attention to our relationship with the physical world.

Roza Horowitz moved from Russia to Holland age 6. In 2011 she graduated from the KABK in the Hague & in 2017 received an MFA from the Slade & was awarded the Irving Wernick Scholarship. She is an active member of an underground arts & music scene in Amsterdam. Her paintings have been exhibited at Jan Van Der Togt Museum, Leeds College of Art, Kers Gallery, Tungsten Gallery, Collyer Bristow Gallery. Her visual language is constantly changing, often cryptic & deep in metaphor, adopting motifs from ancient & modern story telling, dreams, memories & material world that surrounds her.
Hamley Jenkins studied art at Bath graduating in 1993, she was Roaming Sketch Artist for Wilderness Festival from 2014-2019, following this with an 18 month residency at Jazz Live at the Crypt in Camberwell.

Harminder Judge lives & works in London & Berlin. His practice - which spans object-making, performance & installation - engages with many subjects but frequently explores portals, be they spiritual, political or personal. He is currently enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools, London. He won the 2011 Arts Foundation Fellowship  Award in Performance Art & was recently awarded a five year residency at the ACME Fire Station. He has shown internationally, including: Jhaveri Contemporary, Mumbai; Halle 14 Zentrum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig & RA, London. He was recently included in Tomorrow: London at White Cube & is co-curating the group exhibition ‘Our ashes make great fertilizer’ at Public Gallery.

Alice von Maltzahn is a contemporary artist living & working in London. Maltzahn studied at Wimbledon College of Fine Art & The Ruskin School of Fine Art & Drawing at Oxford University. Between 2011 & 2013 she worked with Wendt + Friedman Gallery in Berlin & on exhibitions in Berlin & Cologne. In 2014 she featured in Paper Play; published by Sandu Press, (exploration of international artists working in the medium of paper). She was artist in residence at Blacks Club Soho 2015 & 2017.

Janek Nixon born in Krakow, studied at Chelsea College of Arts graduating in 2016, his work is an ongoing enquiry into the relationship between the visual & auditory; primarily resulting in sculptural works. He has shown work widely across London and Europe, recent exhibitions include ‘Building on the One Preceding’, Set, Bermondsey, London 2020, ‘Units of Measure’, Take Courage Gallery, New Cross, London, 2020, ‘Transformations’, End of the
Line, Aarhus, Denmark, 2019.

Ema O’Donovan studied at the University of Westminster & Central St Martins. Her work is a conceptual exploration of video, photography, technology & sculpture, primarily dealing with the physical boundaries & emotional resilience of how we look at images in relation to memory, touch, decay & obstruction.

Exhibiting artistsToggle

Tom Chisholm

Cristiano di Martino

Warren Dennis

Ema O'Donovan

Lucia Ferguson

Alice Von Maltzahn

Hamley Jenkins

Janek Nixon

Harminder S Judge

Blaze Christopher

Foday Dumbaya

Roza Horowitz


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