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Art, Technology and Mistletoe at DSE showroom
Thu, December 1, 2016, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM GMT
Start the festive season bringing a ray of sunshine into our lives with an exclusive art exhibition at DSE Group showroom in W2, London. Come and join us for a drink and a chat on a relaxed atmosphere.
The DSE Group, specialists in home automation technology and interior design, also offers a tailored art consulting service. You can experience a sample of this live at this networking event on December 1st, 23 Craven Terrace, W2, London.
The exhibition is bringing together seven international artists hand picked by art curator Victoria Rogers.
Breathtaking paintings and exquisite sculptures will be shown at their best, using ambient lighting and engulfing sound. Get an immersive experience of art and technology and see how this can work in your own home.
Come to this art and technology networking event!
Cherrill Parris-Fox - Painter
Cherrill Parris-Fox mixed media painting on canvas and designing colour and textile concept boards is an inspiration for clients to begin the process of interior redecoration. Her particular ethos being that style has nothing to do with money and everything to do with workable solutions, imagination and originality.
Having graduated as a fashion and textiles designer at Central St Martins Cherrill worked as a freelance illustrator in the fashion and advertising industry. Clients have included ICI/Dupont, Marks & Spencer, Fortnum & Mason and Conran Design. Her illustrations have been featured in publications such as The Sunday Times, New York Times and Country Life.
Her paintings are primarily bold and bright, and it is the relationship of colour with line and form on the canvas that is the key to their impact, whether still life impressions or fashion.
Tunde Akinniranye – Ceramicist
Tunde Akinniranye's ceramic work is rooted in traditional and contemporary artistic expressions, exploring media ranging from thrown pieces, slab work, coil and more recently installation.
As a ceramicist and as an art tutor, his art has evolved and articulated a cultural fusion of techniques, ideas, purpose, practice, social experiences and a multitude of new creative and cultural impulses. More recently the fusion of tradition and modern has given birth to the creation of KORA.
Tunde has a degree in Industrial Design, specialising in Ceramics from Nigeria’s foremost art institution, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1986.
John Brown - Sculptor
John Brown´s contemporary sculpture is concerned with human relationships and emotions, expressed in a simplified abstracted way, provoking thought and discussion, as well as visual impact. Themes very often run through a number of completed works as in the recent series inspired by the movement of dance. His sculptures are exhibited widely and are now in many private and corporate collections.
John Brown was born in 1931. His sculpture training began at Hornsey School of Art, and continued under Howard Bate R.A. at Hampstead Garden Suburb Institute.
Martin Brown – Artist mixed media
Born into a family of artists it was inevitable that Martin Brown would eventually carve his own creative path. Martin attended Winchester School of Art where he obtained a B.A in textile design and worked as a Freelance designer for amongst others: Issey Miyake, Oscar de La Renta and Christian Dior.
Martin is also well know for his mosaic work and has been commissioned to create large scale murals for both private and corporate sites.
Martin’s drawings require a huge amount of patience and craftsmanship as one slip can cause an irreversible error in the work. His work on Sgraffito or scraperboard involves the use of a white card covered with a thin layer of black ink that is then carefully scratched away with very fine metals points to reveal the white below. It gives an engraved look to the drawings and a wide variety of tones and textures can be achieved.
The drawings are travelogues, combining both realistic and imaginary landscapes, with imagery from both at home and foreign countries.
Alex Mcintyre - Painter
Reminiscent of Turner’s later works, Alex Mcintyre’s paintings encapsulate the beauty of the British countryside. Made up of scratchy marks and translucent washes her paintings lean towards the abstract but hint at hills and natural landmarks.
Alex draws inspiration from daily walks, which allow her to observe changes of light, land and sky. Whilst making in the studio she tries to re-capture an impression of a particular journey. The creative process then parallels the original journey resulting in a series of visual discoveries led by interactions with materials. The completed works are a conversation between the pictorial surface, materials and the memory of movement and places. Recurring themes include explorations of space, movement and stillness, noise and silence.
This year, Alex completed a 5 year artist fellowship with Digswell Arts. Over the last ten years she has held residencies with a series of prestigious institutes including: Middlesex University 2008-2010 (with whom she also completed a Masters in Fine art 2007), Brent Museum and Archives (2010-11), English National Ballet (2013), and Watford Museum 2014.
Susan Absolon – Painter
Growing up in an artistic household Susan Abslon doesn’t remember a time when art wasn’t a focus in her life. Studying Spanish and South American literature and history at University College London, Susan then went on to train in Fine Art receiving a 1st class degree in painting at WSCAD (Farnham) followed by a postgraduate diploma at Central St Martins in London.
Susan’s painting have a dream like quality, lost figures swim in layers of opaque colour. Her works often stems from political and social goings on but are not direct translations rather a series of collected thoughts that flow around the canvas. Susan paintings also take inspiration from poetry as well as other artist’s works.
Susan has recently shown at BEEP Wales and one of her works was selected for the prestigious Discerning Eye exhibition held at the Mall Galleries, London. Collectors in Greece, Spain, France and the USA, as well as in the UK have acquired Susan’s paintings.
Katy Sayers Green – Painter
Katy Green originally trained at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University, completing an MA in Fine Art at Norwich University of the Arts.
In recent years she has dedicated her time to creating a body of work, which focuses on the medium of Encaustic painting - an ancient technique that uses layers of heated beeswax, to which coloured pigments and mixed media are added.
Katy’s recent series of work continues on the theme of 'Indecipherable Texts', which resonate with the proliferation of mass communication. The 'Indecipherable Text' relates to 'Peace'. The Hebrew and Arabic words for Peace, Shalom and Salaam, are derived from a root denoting wholeness or completeness. Its significance ranges over several spheres and can refer in different contexts to moral values, to cosmic principles and to divine attributes. .
Katy works in her studio in North London, she has recently exhibited in a series of solo and group shows and was part of the Derwent Prize Art show in 2014.
Yuet Yean Teo - Painter
Yuet Yean Teo was born in Malaysia and began her art education at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Art in Singapore. She went on to secure a place on the BA Fine Art course at the prestigious Camberwell College of Art in London where she developed a body of work around the idea of shadow and light and its effects on transforming the ordinary and everyday interactions between city dwellers.
Yean recently completed her Masters in Printmaking at Buckinghamshire New University, she has also in recent years taken part in a series of exhibitions in the UK as well as China and Japan. Her painterly technique brings a sense of spontaneity to her printmaking process which she continues to develop and refine. The artwork London 2013 which will be on show at the DSE showroom has just won the Flourish Award 2016.