Urban Dialogue

17 Sep 2015 – 17 Oct 2015

Regular hours

11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00
11:00 – 16:00

Cost of entry

Free and open to all

Anise Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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As part of Open House 2015, Anise Gallery presents the work of Agnese Sanvito and Alex Evans, two artists with diverse methods of representing the contemporary city, from photography to meticulously intricate hand illustration.


It is this insatiable effort by both artists to identify and visually
communicate an alternative angle of the city which unites
them and places a coherent force behind presenting their
work simultaneously.

The striking visual power of geometry is evident in both
artists’ work and entices the viewer into a world without
flat and comfortable spaces. Instead, there is an inherent
focus on the dynamic, conveying futuristic perspectives and
landscapes which, in the twenty-first century, refuse to stand
still, making these documentations ever more valuable and
a genuine archive material of the ‘now’. While cities such as
London are generally viewed as vast yet dense, and thriving,
‘Urban Dialogues’ unveils the ultimate fragility and solitude
of the city, viewed by those fully immersed within the urban

Using elaborate projects and unusual spaces as
inspiration, Agnese Sanvito’s oeuvre is inspired by the
movement of natural light incorporated in these spaces,
in addition to geometric aesthetics. Having had her
photographs circulated widely in art and design press,
her work identifies voids in the city with a distinct and
opportune lack of human presence whilst celebrating
the visual magnificence of the architectural landscape.

Alex Evans uses twentieth-century architectural and
urban planning theories to inform his illustrations.
Contrasting and complementing these against ideas
surrounding nature he creates intricate graphic
illustrations based ultimately around the movement of
the metropolis, conveying its inherent chaos. Driven
by the potentiality of space and its progressive state,
Alex’s work bridges the permanence of architecture and
the fleeting nature of contemporary art, thus utilising
the interdisciplinary future of both fields by highlighting
mathematical space and biological forms.

This autumn, witness the urban conversation between
two artists at Anise Gallery, and discover new works as
they explore the ever-evolving essence of the city.

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Exhibiting artists

Agnese Sanvito

Alex Evans


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