Leyden Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition Platform for Emerging Arts 16 is a mixed-media exhibition showcasing the work of an exciting group of skilled emerging artists. Held in one of East London’s most vibrant art spaces, the exhibitions are comprised of emerging artists selected for their promise and skill by curators Adriana Cerne and Lindsay Moran. Leyden Gallery’s selection and expertise have recognised and nurtured talented emerging artists who have gone on to receive both critical acclaim and commercial success.
With the development of each of Leyden Gallery’s Platform shows there is a fabulous opportunity for the public to both see and to purchase art from emerging artists at a critical early stage of their careers.
- Bunting’s sprawling and fluid compositions consist primarily of landscapes each drawn from memory using his original dry brush and ink technique.
- Process-based artist Lorna Carvill produces curious and alluring textile formations. Carvill’s interplay of form and colour is of principal focus, it is developed in each canvas through mark-making with pencil, layering and removing paint and incorporating mixed media to achieve a three-dimensional sensation of movement.
- The Mütter series aims to subvert the conventional associations of nurturing normally associated with textiles; in doing so her work engages and re-configures the Freudian stages of the Oedipal Complex in a re-fusing act of artistic and feminist scrutiny.
- The artworks demonstrate his aversion towards following the status quo of contemporary society by encouraging people to draw out and observe the beauty of the unfamiliar caught within the ordinary.
Fatemeh Takht Keshian
- Fatemeh Takht Keshian was born in Iran, her drawing, painting collage, and video methods coalesce harmoniously to articulate major themes of identity and her perceptions as an Iranian woman.
-Donghwan Ko's practice explores the reasoning behind why we call a place ‘home’ and what conditions are required to encourage us to inhabit somewhere.