The Brick Lane Gallery

Renato Palmuti (from Brazil) is a watercolor artist , Illustrator and Art director. Currently a member of the Brazilian Watercolor Association with some prizes in Art Salons like Arceburgo and Bunkyo in Sao Paulo and participation in international exhibitions in Maccagno – Italy and the X Bienal de la Aquarela in Mexico. Renato explores the light in cityscapes and landscapes, as well as working with living models. Since 2012 he’s been a watercolor teacher at Sala Ilustrada, a modern school of art in Sao Paulo.

Renato Palmuti is exhibiting in LANDSCAPES; RURAL VS URBAN at The Brick Lane Gallery- The Annexe from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about LANDSCAPES or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Samantha Payne (from London, UK) is a Fine Artist from North London who focuses on the aesthetic of her work and its engagement with the viewer, rather than concept.  The pure pleasure of creating is the driving force behind her painting, along with the belief that Art need not be complicated.  Samantha has always had a strong opinion of this notion, having carried it through her work while studying Fine Art at Loughborough University. This particular series of works depicts various Tribes-people who Samantha came across during her recent travels in Thailand.  Portraiture has always been a big interest for Samantha - she likes to focus on the detail of imperfections and unusual characteristics in her subjects, as this, in her opinion, brings them more to life on the canvas.

Samantha Payne is exhibiting in PORTRAITS at The Brick Lane Gallery from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about PORTRAITS or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Marek Emczek Olszewski (originally from Poland) Moved to London in 2006. Marek studied Film Production at Silesian University in Katowice (Poland) and Photography at RACC in Richmond upon Thames. Marek has exhibited in London, Brighton, Brussels, Toulouse, Barcelona and Poland. His portraits have been auctioned at Art For Youth London in November 2013 alongside Tracy Emin and Ken Howard OBE. Marek has made a name from capturing snap shots of contemporary life as he moves about his world, stepping and stopping to find his treasures. He is particularly interested in shadows, silhouettes and reflections as they bounce life straight back at you. His work is simple, cut very neatly. He is very noted for his capturing of strong and vibrant colours which are present in everyday life. A run of the mill moment when captured by him can show today’s most agreed upon philosophy:  it is really how you look at something which determines whether or not you see beauty and positivity. The titles Marek gives his works illustrate why he takes a particular shot. But, each piece of work means something different to each new beholder and therein lies the beauty of his work. Many have said ‘they are like paintings’ so without trying he is producing something illusory and captivating.

Marek Emczek Olszewski is exhibiting in LANDSCAPES; RURAL VS URBAN at The Brick Lane Gallery- The Annexe from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about LANDSCAPES or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Scott Weingarten (from the USA) was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Scott attended the Art College for four years in New York City. He has a degree in both Fashion Illustration and Fine Arts. Scott has studied photography with a mentor for six years. Learning Photoshop and different photography techniques helped him to grow tremendously in his art career. He uses his fine arts talent in his photography. Scott’s portraits are a body of studio work that he has been doing for about three years now. For this particular series he photographed models using different techniques with various props chosen at random. He has always been fascinated by photographing people and abstracting them in the most bizarre ways possible. This series shows the models somehow hidden behind objects and others with their candid thoughts. His portraits show people in harmonious situations and the photographs bring inner thoughts back to life showing soulful creativity.

Scott Weingarten is exhibiting in PORTRAITS at The Brick Lane Gallery from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about PORTRAITS or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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We had a busy night at the opening of The Brick Lane Gallery’s LANDSCAPE; RURAL VS URBAN. This exhibition is showing until 3rd August so make sure you don’t miss it!

To find out more about LANDSCAPE or to become a future exhibitor please contact us on info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Thank you again to all those who were able to make the opening of PORTRAIT at The Brick Lane Gallery last night. It was a hot opening all round!

To find out more about PORTRAIT or to become a future exhibitor please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Lucy Fiona Morrison (from West Yorkshire, UK) showcases dramatic and atmospheric views of West Yorkshire in this latest series of oil paintings. Inviting the audience to immerse themselves into the landscape, Lucy offers uninhabited views that capture the wonder and fleeting moments of nature. Combinations of linseed or poppy seed oil mean Lucy is able to build up the canvas thinly, producing movement and depth within each canvas.  Lucy is a Yorkshire Artist and Painter who specialises in the making of large scale canvases which present British landscapes, especially those surrounding West Yorkshire. After studying at Norwich School of Art she continues her career in the North of England. Lucy’s paintings are held in private collections nationally. A permanent collection of paintings can be viewed in Bevelo Gallery, Wakefield.

Lucy Fiona Morrison is exhibiting in LANDSCAPES; RURAL VS URBAN at The Brick Lane Gallery- The Annexe from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about LANDSCAPES or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Rosie Kavanavoch (born in Australia) is best known as the dark force of nature behind KmØssed, which documents the interconnected space between art and fashion through her practice as a photographer, collagist, designer and collaborative acts. Kavanavoch graduated from Media Arts at RMIT, before working with Melbourne galleries and presenting her first solo show, Kmossed at Centre Place (2007), which featured on Channel 10 and Lonely Planet’s Blue List of the Top 10 Cultural Attractions. Her next show, Platform Shoes, for LMFF 2008 featured on the cover of The Age EG. After returning from a year working in New York City, she held her next major solo show, World of Kmossed (2010). She later relocated to London, where she worked with the award-winning jewellery designer Jordan Askill (2011), and recently  designed her first collection of wearable artworks, Kmossed: Spider Bite Equals Dizzy Head, which launched at VAMFF (2014).

Rosie Kavanavoch is exhibiting in PORTRAITS at The Brick Lane Gallery from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about PORTRAITS or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Kimmo Savolainen (from Finland) loves exploring new places and for that reason her work is not from one specific area or location, but rather a collection of personal views of the world from her travels. Kimmo finds that too many people use their lives being oblivious to everything around them. She feels she has already accomplished something more if even a few people find something to think about in her photography and, furthermore, to have played a small part in making people appreciate much more the life and views that surround them. To her the world is beautiful.

Kimmo Savolainen is exhibiting in LANDSCAPES; RURAL VS URBAN at The Brick Lane Gallery- The Annexe from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about LANDSCAPES or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Mauro Martin (from Italy) was born in Pinerolo (Piedmont) after graduating from Art School he studied Architecture at the University of Turin. Throughout his studies he also attended the studio of a famous Surrealist painter from Turin, Raffaele Ponte Corvo, as well as developing a keen interest and involvement with the Venetian artistic circles. Between 1975-1980 his work was based on a Structuralist reinterpretation of Fifteenth Century art. By blending this first experience with a neo-metaphysical conception of art, he stepped into “Magic Realism”. Since 1995, along with figurative works, he has also been making informal or abstract paintings, and has been using photography since 2006. Mauro is an extremely versatile artist: drawing, painting and photography are among his fields of interest and they all have a crucial common feature, composition and structure. The same rule applies to each visual language experimented by Mauro Martin: the essentiality and structural accuracy which were fundamental to artistic creation in the Renaissance. As a painter, not only can he capture precious, unique moments of being, as can be seen from  these  close ups, but he exclusively uses natural light to transform his subjects into sculptures where “what can never again happen” is made eternal through the intensity of the feelings expressed. When he takes a  photograph, he feels like a sculptor from Ancient Greece.

Mauro Martin is exhibiting in PORTRAITS at The Brick Lane Gallery from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about PORTRAITS or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Jukka Hirvonen (from Finland) exhibits ‘Observations’ the inspiration for these works comes from the artist´s relationship and variable emotions towards the environment and others at the present moment. The work mode changes slowly and endlessly, without knowing exactly to where or why and that for her is the  interesting part. He build’s the picture little by little using primitive, abstract, expressive and quick observations together with recognizable objects as an symbolic fragments or elements.

Jukka Hirvonen is exhibiting in LANDSCAPES; RURAL VS URBAN at The Brick Lane Gallery- The Annexe from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about LANDSCAPES or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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David Griffiths (from London, UK) is an award-winning photographer who has been involved in freelance work for over twenty seven years. David used a camera in his own right for the first time aged thirteen (a 127 roll film Kodak Brownie 44a), and subsequently worked his way through miniature (35mm), medium, and large format film cameras, before investing in his first digital equipment in 2004. As a civilian contractor, David entered the Royal Air Force photographic competitions on behalf of an ATC Squadron. In a similar role, he held a photographic exhibition, supported by Noritsu UK, at St Clement Danes in the Strand. In 2013 David was a selected artist to feature in the esg Open Exhibition, and was also the year in which David’s work was selected for inclusion in the Lumen Online Gallery.  David’s contemporary work has a leaning towards techniques in photographic origination and post-production that often does not result in straightforward representational photography. The technology available now allows anyone to produce accurate copies of whatever they point a camera at, regardless of skill. Photography - literally drawing with light – focuses on the essence of a subject, rather than simply emphasising its bald detail. It starts in the mind of the photographer, sometimes long before any actual exposures are made. Photography is more than just photo-copying. As a medium, painting compels an artist to seek essence rather than detail. Drawing or painting with light is often at its best when it does this also.

David Griffiths is exhibiting in PORTRAITS at The Brick Lane Gallery from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about PORTRAITS or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Janice Alamanou (from Norfolk, Uk) began photography at an early age along the shores of the Norfolk coast, UK. She is a self taught photographer but through her work is now a qualified member of the British Institute of Professional Photography. She now exhibits in Norfolk and London, in Florence, Italy at the Galleria d’Arte Mentana and was included in the International Art Fair in Innsbruck, Austria, and the Triennial exhibition of Visual Arts in Rome. Her work is predominantly fine art landscape photography both pure images and digital art. The ‘Cloudline’ series on display are pure images with no effects or alterations to the image. They are captured as she made her way alone to the top of the Austrian Alps, the cloud swirling below. This series was also picked by the scientific committee at La Sapienza to exhibit in Rome this year. They are Janice’s first series to capture above the ‘cloudline’ landscape.

Janice Alamanou is exhibiting in LANDSCAPES; RURAL VS URBAN at The Brick Lane Gallery- The Annexe from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about LANDSCAPES or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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We had a fabulous opening of FLOW last night here at The Brick Lane Gallery. Thank you to all those who were able to make it, it was lovely to meet you all.

If you would like the chance to meet these talented artists again then feel free to come by Saturday as they will be here to discuss their work all afternoon!

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Claire Newman-Williams (from the UK) was born and raised in the UK and graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1987 with a degree in English. She moved to America in 1988 where after 5 years of freelance photo assisting, she worked primarily as a portrait photographer. Her work appeared in national and international publications including Time Magazine, The New York Times and The Advocate. Returning to the UK in 2005, she began working with alternative processes and old cameras, blending photographs with found images and old text to produce intensely personal multi-media pieces that challenge the viewer to examine the role that memory and nostalgia play in our lives. At the heart of her work is the richness and complexity of memory. By using old books and the inscriptions that other generations have left behind as the background to her images, she builds up a story using layers of recalled experience and nostalgia. It is not intended to be a linear narrative though. In her work there is no beginning, no middle, no end, unless the viewer chooses to impose it.

Claire Newman-Williams is exhibiting in PORTRAITS at The Brick Lane Gallery from 23rd July - 3rd August 2014. To find out more about PORTRAITS or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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