The Brick Lane Gallery

Walter Schönenbröcher (from Cologne, Germany) studied mathematics and economics in Aachen and Berlin. He makes his living as the owner of a number of Internet companies and in 2010 he began to create his artistic ideas. More than 54,000 visitors came to his first three exhibitions in 2011. Now he exhibits his work internationally, received international awards and published his photos in reputable journals.

Walter is exhibiting in PHOTOGRAPHY NOW at The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about PHOTOGRAPHY NOW or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com 

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Natasha Weinberg (from UK) has, artistically, always been greatly influenced by my travels around the world. Her work is a reflection of where and who she is. Natasha Weinberg works with whatever materials are available to her at any given time, be that sand, wood or even earth found at the bottom of the Himalayan foothills. Natasha is greatly inspired by Sufi mysticism and eastern philosophy regularly incorporating these ideas into her work.

Natasha Weinberg is exhibiting in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING at The Brick Lane Gallery from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about CONTEMPORARY PAINTING or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

 

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Ralph Whitehead (half British, half Italian grew up in Italy) is a London based portrait and fashion photographer with licence to roam free with the imagination. These works are a part of a series titled Technicolor Dreams. The roots of the inspiration for this project stem from the idea of ‘stream of consciousness’ photography, a phrase often used to describe the work of celebrated photographers such as Robert Frank, William Klein or Daido Moriyama, where raw, gritty style and roughness of composition emphasised spontaneity and stark realism. In this series Ralph think is better to describe them as ‘stream of sub-consciousness’ photography. The images consist of superposed fragments, moments, blurred memories, all leaving their impression on one negative. All images are superposed sequentially and instinctively in camera, so at any given time he would have just a vague idea about composition. Instinct and randomness take over to trace a journey, a visual diary of places, people, objects and moods that blend without a preconceived purpose, like in a dream.

Ralph Whitehead is exhibiting in PHOTOGRAPHY NOW at The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about PHOTOGRAPHY NOW or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com 

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Natasha Letham (from Edinburgh) is profoundly concerned with today’s society and it’s current lack of values in an era of romantic insincerity where people have become objects for sale and covet mostly things, a major theme in Letham’s work is melancholy. Once a figurative artist, previous works featuring often animals, she now works in the genre of contemporary surrealism, her work is mainly based on feelings, and through her works tries to communicate this lack of humanity using images from innocent childhood memories and pureness mixed with current emotional violence, the unsettling sense of disquiet and sadness are intended to comment on this violation and objectification of contemporary life, its obsession with consumerism, manipulation and narcissistic rapid sexual gratification. Natasha’s work is mostly inspired by a childhood in the Scottish highlands and often incorporates deer, sheep, rabbits and childlike figures.

Natasha Letham is exhibiting in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING at The Brick Lane Gallery from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about CONTEMPORARY PAINTING or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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James Nash (from UK) first discovered his love of photography at Blackpool & Flyde College where he studied and later completed a BA Hons in photography. In this work James has shown a collection of individual images he has been working on for the last couple of months. His original concept was more of a social documentary project photographing people from the sex trade who would put masks on to portray a different person than themselves. When looking into it further, James began to move in a different direction and began to want to still show people hiding behind masks but more in his own artistic way. As he researched into in further, he became more interested in imagery using animal masks. James has finished the series with a fun and lighthearted humor to them, with inspiration coming from his love of fashion, to the styles and concepts of old Russian Communist posters.

James Nash is exhibiting in PHOTOGRAPHY NOW at The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about PHOTOGRAPHY NOW or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com 

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Marga Golz (from Germany) bases the compositions of her paintings on real objects, as you can see one of the pictures shows the entrance to a hallway. The steps lead to my first studio apartment in Berlin, where she lived for several years. Since then Marga has always been attracted to hallways and stairs. Further artistic disposition is the vastness of the sky and the sea, appearing beautiful and scary at the same time. Additionally, Marga uses certain symbols in her art pieces (for example you will often find a horse); sometimes these themes arise from inspirations in her dreams. These paintings are intended to tell about human existence, about fear, love, desire, childhood, Eros, loneliness and the longing to develop ones own way of life. Marga likes works of art being serious and funny at the same time.

Marga Golz is exhibiting in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING at The Brick Lane Gallery from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about CONTEMPORARY PAINTING or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Ivan Dokov (from Sofia, Bulgaria) is a photographer who has been studying in London for the last 5 years. After finishing a foundation course at Chelsea College of Art and Design he did a Psychology degree at Roehampton University, but half way into that degree he changed direction and transferred to a photography course at the same university. This diverse background has sparked an interest in the hidden. The worlds that exist around us, but fall behind our perception. Ivan explores these realms with his selected medium, experimenting with different cameras and techniques taking full advantage of digital and analogue methods. 

Ivan Dokov is exhibiting in PHOTOGRAPHY NOW at The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about PHOTOGRAPHY NOW or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com 

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A big thank you to all those who were able to join us at the PHOTOGRAPHY NOW opening last night. Thank you for making it such a great evening! This exhibition is also on until the 31st August so please feel free to come back and see us again. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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We had a busy evening last night with two openings at The Brick Lane Gallery. Here are some photos of CONTEMPORARY PAINTING that will be showing until Sunday 31st August.

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Erin Armstrong (from Toronto, Canada) is a contemporary figurative artist. After graduating from Dalhousie University with a B.A. in 2012 she decided to continue her education in the arts. Enrolling in the continuing studies program at OCAD University she developed the skills necessary to pursue her career as an artist. Primarily using quick and decisive pencil and charcoal markings over acrylic based images her goal is to create people in everyday situations in an expressive and dream like world. Her concern is not to recreate reality as it exists but rather to evoke a feeling and an atmosphere that transports the viewer into a world of personal interpretation

Her work has been acquired in both private and public collections in Canada, the US and UK. She is currently represented and exhibiting in galleries in Toronto and New York City, with an upcoming show in London England.

Erin Armstrong is exhibiting in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING at The Brick Lane Gallery from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about CONTEMPORARY PAINTING or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Fernando Polvorosa (from Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain) is a photographer currently living and working in London. He studied Artistic Photography at the Escuela de Arte Superior de DiseÒo in his hometown and this instilled within him the passion for photography that he carries with him to this day. He is a self-declared lover of the darkroom and primarily focuses on the production of black and white photographs.

The images on display in this exhibition are part of a project entitled ‘London Walks’, a series of photos taken and developed by himself, in which he has attempted to capture the varying lights and shadows of the city.

Fernando Polvorosa is exhibiting in PHOTOGRAPHY NOW at The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about PHOTOGRAPHY NOW or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com 

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Dan Goldberg (from America) discovered a very unique way of painting that incorporates the use of colour, movement and texture. These paintings are purely abstract in description, view and involve applying layers of coloured acrylic gesso and acrylic paint on plastic. When the painting is finished, you peel the painting off the plastic. This approach was a revelation to Dan, because we’re dealing with the use of pure acrylic material creating the entire painting. This approach to painting allows Dan the freedom to manipulate the acrylic material in any way chooses. This process also allows the opportunity to re-examine what constitutes the definition of painting in contemporary society and to create a dialog with viewer asking: Is it, or is it not a painting? Does it really matter?

Dan Goldberg is exhibiting in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING at The Brick Lane Gallery from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about CONTEMPORARY PAINTING or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Beatrice Gerardi (from Italy) is a 25 years old artist from Venice. Beatrice’s love for photography has been consistent throughout her life, especially as her father is a photographer too. Her inspiration comes from my studies, as she is currently very inspired by photojournalism and documentary photography. Beatrice believes that photography has the power to show the world in a clearer way and this is what she communicates through her works. Beatrice moved to London almost one year ago, and lived in the core of the East End which she fell in love with, so she decided to capture the essence of the area as seen through her eyes in the best way she knows know, with her camera.

Beatrice Gerardi is exhibiting in PHOTOGRAPHY NOW at The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about PHOTOGRAPHY NOW or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com

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Chinedu Ogakwu (currently living in Essex) crosses the boundaries of genres and media. He is a prolific Nigerian artist. His paintings carry with it, the spirit of Africa, which is done by inserting ethnic and symbolic imagery. They are culturally authentic and sometimes self generated. He camouflage his canvas, burn it so it looks like animal skin. In his works he add textures, which creates some elements of sculpture and entails the mixing of materials and colours into different forms of art. His works are a force nature of multimedia exploration into the struggles and triumph of man in a world of intense colours, nets, ropes, patterns, sand and wood extract. Whilst using a variety of material, his techniques are consistent but modified with his strong believes that Artist are visionaries. They make remarkable changes by deliberate and conscious articulation of concept that will advance and expand the cause of humanity.

Chinedu Ogakwu is exhibiting in CONTEMPORARY PAINTING at The Brick Lane Gallery from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about CONTEMPORARY PAINTING or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com 

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Alix Spence (from America) is a film maker and photographer. She was born in Texas, raised in Pennsylvania and received a BA in Film Theory from King’s College London. She has studied at the National Film and Television School and currently resides in Los Angeles where she is entering her final year at The University of Southern California’s MFA for Film and TV Production with an emphasis in cinematography. 

Alix Spence is exhibiting in PHOTOGRAPHY NOW at The Brick Lane Gallery - The Annexe from 20th - 31st August 2014. To find out more about PHOTOGRAPHY NOW or to exhibit in a future exhibition please email info@thebricklanegallery.com 

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