Born in 1976 in Kent Barry studied at Kent Institute of Art and then on to Central St Martins where he studied Art and Design followed by Croydon College and later an MA in European Art Practice at Kingston University refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary that emerged through his focus on the points of intersection between time and moment specific installations.
Moment Specific Installation Paintings
The underlying themes that link my work are the processes used, that produce a variety of ‘events’, which are filtered through by the various approaches implemented by my work, allowing the viewer to be encompassed in the many events that take place in its production.
London/Essex-based "Thingie" has been an illustrator for years, specializing in all things brutal and grim.
After years of drawing Death Metal album covers and comics as somewhat of a recluse, she broke out of the studio and onto the streets in 2014 with a cute albeit creepy cast of characters.
RJ Davis is an English artist at the beginning of her career.
Always searching for something that's always changing. Using art as a way of self-expression RJ Davis works out of her home studio to learn that the more she learns the more she knows nothing at all.
'women bare. women strong. women feminine. women independent. women connected. women loving. women loved. women intelligent. women confident. women empowered. women secure. women sexual. women jealous. women erotic. women emotional. women intelligent. women unfazed. women mindful. women elegant. women charismatic. free women. women sexy. women soft. women calm. women wise. women inspirational. women sincere. women provocative. women virtuous. women sensitive. women natural. women soulful. women selfless. women selfish. women lonely. women scorned. women brave. women confused. women collected'
In the 15 years after graduating from The Byam Shaw School of Art in London Natalie never so much as picked up a paintbrush. Life got in the way! But 3 or 4 years ago while she was unwell and had more time on her hands she started painting once again.
Natalie’s work documents a very personal journey; a therapeutic reconnection with art. Initially, the blank canvas scared her, always fearful of the outcome, scared it wouldn’t represent what she wanted to convey and the possibility of it all going wrong.
As she progressed emotionally - as well as creatively - she became freer, worrying less, learning to look at things differently, and actually started to enjoy painting again. A mirror to her life in general. ‘What’s the Worst That Can Happen?’ Mistakes are inevitable; we learn from them. If it doesn’t work the first time, you can start again or try something else and go back to it later. Natalie has developed great creative and personal freedom and hasn’t stopped painting since and believing everything happens for a reason, in life and in her paintings.
KRUDELIA is a 21-year-old contemporary painter based in Essex. She firmly began developing her style whilst studying at THE CASS school of art
Krudelia's practice combines influences from both fine and street art. For this particular exhibition, she has focused on the concept of 'Colour, Chaos & Childhood.'
Her paintings tend to have a strong figurative element looming within a colourful backdrop. Line, circles and marks merge to formulate each painting, with the main figure usually having a strong influence from the unusual portraits she draws of strangers she comes across in everyday life whether it be on the tube, in a cafe, bar and so on.
'A continuous line with no real path or knowledge as to where it may or may not lead. That is the beauty of supposed unfashioned drawing that it indeed manifests its own form.'