Platform for Emerging Arts #9

Leyden Gallery's forthcoming exhibition Platform for Emerging Arts #9 is a mixed media show of diverse artists in one of East London's most vibrant art spaces. The exhibition promises a varied and powerful display from four talented emerging artists.

Art Exhibition previously on at Leyden Gallery in United Kingdom.
From Wednesday 20 January 2016 to Saturday 30 January 2016
Launch Tuesday 19 January 2016, 6.30 - 9 pm

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Responding to a call-out for emerging art, each of the four artists have been selected for their promise and skill by curators Adriana Cerne & Lindsay Moran. Leyden Gallery has shown its astute judgment in recognising emerging talent, as their perception in the past has produced artists who have gone on to both critical acclaim and commercial success.

With the development of each of Leyden Gallery’s Platform shows there is a fabulous opportunity for the public to both see and buy art from emerging artists at a critical early stage of their careers.

Participating artists

:: Thomas MacGregor
Macgregor works predominantly in oil on canvas with bold palette, stark contrast and heavily textured paint. His artwork is essentially a method of social commentary, which could be described as Realism or perhaps Abstract Realism. Humour is integral as a tool to imbue meaning. Major influences include Paula Rego, Max Beckmann, Philip Guston.

:: Tamsin Spargo
Spargo’s work is concerned with memories, experience and relationships. She works primarily with the human form and images of people she knows. Constantly looking for new ways to damage and alter the surface, she particularly enjoys experimenting with texture and layering. Tamsin studied BA Hons Fine Art and Critical Theory at Middlesex University.

:: Georgios GreeKalogerakis
For this exhibition GreeKalogerakis presents the “S” project, which stands for Stainless Steel Sound Sculpture and is inspired by ancient Greek pottery and the pediments of the Parthenon. Georgios uses special sound vibrators in his stainless steel sculptures aiming to probe the relationship between the immateriality of the audio and the intrinsic physicality of the steel. Georgios was trained with a BA degree in Mixed Arts at the University of Westminster.

:: Elsie Phipps
Phipps’ interest in themes of time and impermanence manifest in her method of painting by which the images are worked in layers, often erasing other parts of previous images until they reach a point where they are deemed complete; but also often in forms or silhouettes, and suggestions of people passing through spaces whether they be an interior or a landscape. Elsie studied BA Hons Painting at Camberwell College of Arts, and MA in History of Art & Archaeology at The School of Oriental & African Studies.