Private view: Wednesday 7th June, 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition dates: 8th June – 25th August 2017
Location: TM Lighting Exhibition Space
Kimbal Quist Bumstead
Gary William Myatt
This Summer, the Magma Group of artists will be exhibiting new paintings in a show entitled ‘Spectrum’. The theme of the show is in response to the exhibition venue, TM Lighting, designers and makers of specialist lighting products for the art market.
Works of intense colour saturations, and of relatively large scale will aim to create a dynamic with the lighting design. The artists have produced works that will particularly benefit from TM Lighting’s technology used to ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly illuminated and the pigments conserved. The paintings will range between the figurative and abstract, and high-performance LED lighting will be used to excite the eye in interesting and subtle ways, to show the paintings at their optimum.
The Magma Group was founded in 2011 and is made up of artists from France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Russia and the UK, some of whom have shown at the Venice Biennale. The aims of the Magma Group are to form an alternative path for the current of conceptually expressive contemporary art.
Paul Carey – Kent says, “…the explicitness of the programme behind the Magma Group… to fuse expressive and conceptual qualities… is particularly unusual.”
Francis Lamb says, “The Magma Group embody the contemporary mode of the pop – up… surfing a wave of enthusiasm, camaraderie and enthusiasm that has seen them invited to show at Griffin Gallery, the Vibe Gallery and The Other Art Fair within the last couple of years.”
Andrew Molyneux, Co-founder, TM Lighting says, “We’re delighted to welcome the Magma Group to our exhibition space, and to work closely with the artists’ range of paintings within ‘Spectrum’. At TM Lighting, the process of lighting a work of art is an art in-itself. From design to implementation, one of our main considerations is quality of light; it is important to create an even wash of light over the canvas, but it’s more important to select the correct light source, especially when using LED, as this is key to ensuring the full spectrum of light is emitted so that the artwork is viewed with true colour accuracy.”
Images of all artists can be seen at www.themagmagroup.co.uk
TM Lighting are pleased to support artists through hosting annual exhibitions and providing complimentary exhibition space. All artworks shown in the Spectrum exhibition are for sale and TM Lighting do not take any commission.
Notes to Editors:
Private view: Wednesday 7th June, 6 - 9 pm
Dates of exhibition: 8th June – 25th August 2017
Opening hours: By appointment
Venue: TM Lighting, Unit 10, 21 Wren Street, London, WC1X 0HF