The Brick Lane Gallery

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.  She 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

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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Carcazan (from London) is an artist who works in a variety of media, particularly oils, watercolours and mixed media. Developing a recent interest in photography thanks to the gift of a camera from an ultimate love, Carcazan aims to capture the detail and destiny of each image. In this exhibition we see the artist keeping close to places of home and work, focused on a stronger ‘nature’ theme in her portrayal of a close-up element of urbanised London with ‘Angel’ compared to the Richmond Park, works symbolising the oases of landscape which exist within an essentially urbanised region. The concept is comparing the truly rural with the comment that urbanisation seeks to in fact replicate or emulate it when given the chance.

Carcazan 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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Anna Zoria (from Germany) is a figurative painter from Siberia, Russia. She grew up in Vancouver, Canada, where she completed a degree in Art History, Religion and Literature and first began painting. Following her move to Europe in 2013 she has had over 10 exhibitions internationally. She currently lives and works in Berlin and in Paris. Anna’s work is an ongoing research on the subject of female sensuality and sexuality. For her series Tarot Movements, Anna created six paintings, of which three are shown here. The subjects are depicted with very minimal line and colour, drawing the viewer in to focus on their expressions. The origins of these expressions, however, remain ambiguous. The decision is left up to the viewer: are the women experiencing pleasure? Or pain? Or is there, sometimes, no difference?

Anna Zoria 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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Akihito Takuma (from Japan) finishes his works one at a time by using brush of 2 meters in width, before the oil paint is dry, from top to bottom. Even on a small painting, the control in every nook and corner of the canvas is impossible in this way. Akihito thinks that we have to cherish the part that can not be managed and to cherish the balance of what does not appear or appear. His work is created in order to be released from dichotomy of East and West, vertical and horizontal, white and black. Akihito hopes that you will feel the bare balance of escape from the system, or escape from the dichotomy between the two.

Akihito Takuma 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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Robert Andler-Lipski is a collage artist and digital illustrator based in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was born in 1968 in the south of Poland. He studied Methodology of FA Teaching and Philosophy, as well as Artistic Tapestry Weaving and Artistic Mosaic at private artist’s studios in Poland and Italy. After over 20 years of work as a designer and creative consultant, Robert decided to devote himself exclusively to the artistic career. His artworks are in the private collections in Germany, Poland, Netherlands, US, Canada and Australia. Generally understood nature, elusive impressions and emotions are the main inspirations for his intricate collages and assemblages. Robert is committed artist of a humanistic frame of mind and exceptionally individualistic sensibility. Robert is an award winning poet and author, writing in the Polish language.

Robert Andler-Lipski is exhibiting in ART IN MIND at The Brick Lane Gallery- The Annexe from 25th June - 6th July 2014. To find out more about ART IN MIND or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com  

Paul Wood from Essex, UK tells us that there is something about painting and what it means to him that is not easily describable. From an early age he marvelled at the skills and originality of artists such as Frank Frazetta, Boris Vallejo, Pollock, Dali and later with Kapoor, Hirst, Koons and others. All of these artists had or have influenced his work in many different ways. Paul has always been drawn to Abstract Expressive Art and the freedom it brings and the expressions it allows. For him it allows freedom, excitement, fulfillment and most of all enjoyment. Paul has established his own original Abstract style through experimentation and work with mediums and materials especially chosen to compliment the controlled and technical methods he adapted to paint on different surfaces. Each colour, shape, texture and position on the surface are all added with an overall plan to produce a balanced, exciting, bright complimented artwork that shows the entire process working together as one. His art changes when viewed from different places, angles or positions and many people have expressed their own versions of what they see in front of them. His art means different things to different people. Facebook:  Paulwoodabstractart

Paul Wood is exhibiting in ART IN MIND at The Brick Lane Gallery- The Annexe from 25th June - 6th July 2014. To find out more about ART IN MIND or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com