Footfall Art presents new work by artists Olivia Bax, Hannah Luxton, Brigitte Parusel and Kasper Pincis.
Footfall Art is a pop up window project that collaborates with businesses to create showcases of London's upcoming artists. It is a unique bridge that connects the public with fine art, providing a valuable platform for exposure to large audiences.
We are delighted to announce Footfall Arts’ new residency at the Camden People’s Theatre. We are excited and honored to be collaborating with such a creative venue with strong community values.
Olivia produces modular construction parts to assemble large works. Generating her own material enables the surface and textures of the components to contain a physical record of her actions. The intention is to accentuate the unique quality of each single entity. As every manual process that she employs leaves its own mark, attention is drawn to the way the parts and the whole have been created. This is highlighted with the repetition of forms, and punctuated with joints and ‘handles’. Instinctive in their gestural forms, Olivia presents a state of flux between the objects possibilities within two and three dimensional space.
Olivia Bax was born in Singapore and lives and works in London. She graduated from Byam Shaw School of Art (BA) and the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (MA) in 2016. Recent exhibitions include UK/Raine, Saatchi Gallery, London (2015), Ellipse, A3 Gallery, Moscow (2014) and a solo exhibition Unfurled, The Foundry Gallery, London (2012). She was awarded a British Council residency to Dhaka, Bangladesh (2015); the public choice winner at the Saatchi Gallery UK/Raine exhibition (2015), and the Kenneth Armitage Young Sculptor Prize (2016).
Hannah combines the ephemeral qualities of the natural world with the authority of geometry and symmetry. She is building a visual language of motifs with a minimalist, reductive approach. Each object has a value, and when they co-exist their significance is compounded. The works have an emotive core that is elemental, yet fragile and fleeting. Hannah harnesses these visual tools to activate imagination, while the textures of her painted surfaces bring immediacy to the work and reposition the paintings as objects.
Hannah Luxton was born in London where she lives and works from her Tannery Arts studio. She graduated from Kingston University (BA) and the Slade School of Art, University College London (MA). Exhibitions include Spectrum, PS Mirable, Manchester (2016), Schichtwechsel, APT Gallery (2015), So Many Constellations, Mayors Parlour Gallery (2015), All S-he Ever Wanted to Be, GalleriaM, Kolkatta, India (2015), Again From Here, hArts Lane Studios (2014), Veiled Infinity, Barbican Arts Group Trust (solo, 2013). Residency awards include The Fljotstunga Travel Farm, Iceland (2015) and the Trelex Residency, Switzerland (2013).
Brigitte explores geometric principles in an experimental way. Her work includes large-scale metal installations, delicate bamboo structures and projections of digitally produced constructions. Her sculptures begin as patterns of circular or straight lines offering seemingly limitless structural possibilities. When folded the plane is transformed breaking the invisible boundary into physical space with the potential to expand from sculpture into architecture.
Brigitte Parusel is a German artist and lives and works in London from her APT Studio (Art in Perpetuity Trust). She graduated from Wimbledon College of Art (MA). Her work has been exhibited in London in group shows including Barbican Arts Group Trust, London Print Studio, Barbican Arts Centre, The Nunnery, Whitechapel Gallery, ICA, APT Gallery, Chelsea Physics Garden, Deptford X and the Commonwealth Institute, and a solo exhibition at The Walkway in Maidstone.
Kasper’s practise is focused on process and achieving the maximum effect from the most economical, if repetitive, of means. He is interested in the aesthetics of the vicarious experience of exploration through library books and slide shows, and borrowed narratives from The Ascent of Everest by John Hunt or The Kon Tiki Expedition by Thor Hayerdahl. From images of the heroic, underscored by the domestic and mundane, he plays out his own valiant performance of that customary, bureaucratic process, such as typing the letter ‘O’ almost two million times on a typewriter or photocopying every page of the encyclopaedia onto one sheet of paper.
Kasper Pincis was born in London where he lives and works and is represented by Dalla Rosa Gallery. He graduated from Goldsmiths University and the Royal Academy Schools. Exhibitions include C’est Pas Sage, Dalla Rosa (solo, 2015), To Fill a Void , APT Gallery (2015), Perek, Aanant & Zoo, Berlin (solo, 2012), Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and Jerwood Gallery, Hastings (2012).