PLATFORM FOR EMERGING ARTS #20
28 November – 8 December 2018
PV 27 November 19.30-21.00
Gasediel | Katie Mundy | Lily Montford | Matias Ellero | Levin Pfeufer | Elizabeth Bevington
Platform #20 is a mixed-media exhibition showcasing the work of an exciting group of home-grown and International talented emerging artists selected by the curatorial team at Leyden Gallery. Held in one of East London’s most vibrant independent art spaces, the Platform exhibitions are comprised of emerging artists selected for their innovation and skill; previous participants have gone on to receive both critical acclaim and commercial success.
For Platform #20 Leyden Gallery is proud to present the art of six exceptional artists. For some it is their inaugural exhibition, for others the first time their work is exhibited in London.
With the development of each of Leyden Gallery’s Platform shows there is an opportunity for the public to both see and purchase art from emerging artists at a critical early stage of their careers.
Gasediel is a figurative artist who creates rich and exuberant cement paintings on canvas.
Katie Mundy depicts the human figure in her work but removes details that point to fixed identities, pointing instead towards the human as a universal symbol.
Levin Pfeufer is interested in how visual interpretation manifests out of built/decayed forms. His lines gesture towards myths and spirits, whilst chasing through urban labyrinths and the movement of organic through inorganic spaces.
Lily Montford's interest in the aesthetic of old scientific illustrations is reflected in her work. Her combination of this aesthetic with the depiction of fantastical creatures is illustratively captivating.
Matias Ellero is an Argentinean artist and architect. His current work ‘tomography of a construction’ is based on a conceptual idea that he has been developing since he started to consider the intersection of art and architecture.
Elizabeth Bevington’s work explores the presentation of the female figure. Her gridded canvases and images within images draw attention to the way we have become accustomed to viewing within the no-mans-land of social media.