Leyden Gallery's forthcoming exhibition is Platform for Emerging Arts 6.
This mixed media exhibition, of both international and home grown art, presents a diverse group of young and emerging talent in one of East London's most vibrant art spaces. Leyden Gallery's sixth Platform for Emerging Arts promises a varied and powerful show of art from seven talented emerging artists. Amongst them are four international artists; one of whom has just become a major prize-winner in Australia. Six of the seven artists in this show are women, a fact which is mentionable, as it bucks the trend of many galleries, even today, who still insist on showing a dominance of art from men artists
Responding to a call-out for emerging art these seven artists have been selected for their promise and skill by Adriana Cerne & Lindsay Moran, the gallery directors and curators of the Platform exhibitions. As always, Leyden Gallery has shown its astute judgement in recognising emerging talent. Their perception has in the past produced artists, who have gone on to 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 buy art from emerging artists at a critical early stage of their careers.
Aleksandra Laika – A figurative artist who draws her inspiration from the intricately worked patterns of Slavic arts and crafts and rich colours of Russian iconography.
Hannah Edward - Leyden Gallery will be the first to exhibit Edward’s new body of work Postcard Landscapes; works which aim to explore the universality of the contours and structures present in landscapes.
Jenna Harper –Harper recently graduated in Fine and Applied Art at Canterbury. Ambiguity as a concept informs much of her work, which often deals with questions pertaining to meaning and interpretation.
John Tedstone - The paintings Tedstone create imply a world of escapism, suggesting a form of flight from the modern world; the images, simultaneously suggestive of both the comic and the tragic are submerged between bathos myth & nostalgia.
Lisa Kotoulas – Although Kotoulas has shown extensively in Sydney, Australia since 2009, this will be her first exhibition in London.
Marta Pieregonczuk - A Polish artist who also trained as a journalist, Pieregonczuk grew up in Communist Poland, where she claims to have found expression through her drawings and paintings, as a way of bringing colour into her world.
Ros Paton – Award-winning artist Paton, explores how revealing the impermanence of our constructions can act as metaphor for the fragility of human existence.