My brother Tom and I set up Tomartacus last year, we’re a Hackney based design company and we create all of our prints between the two of us. I take photos of our favourite spots in London and Tom sketches them using a pen tablet, so they’re all hand drawn digital prints.
Back in 2013 I left the UK to move to Pruszcz Gdański, Poland. The move was made knowing very little Polish and looking back little about the culture.
Moj Nowy Dom is made up of small observations over several trips around the Pomeranian, photography became my way of communicating and understanding the different environment I found myself in. The differences in climate, landscape and culture became subjects of my focus.
Walking around France, Corsica and Belgium with only one little bag, my dog and my film cameras, I catch moments of everyday life and street scenes. Photography allows me to wander all the day, to meet people, to have a talk with anyone in any place, to loose myself in big cities. It's my best reason for not having a full-time job.
Shema Ladva (b.1970) artist, mother, middle aged, fan of Grime and D&B.
The best way to describe my work is describe my life. I'm trying to have it all!
I work in pen on paper as its the easiest form of medium to transport from studio to home and back again.
As parenthood takes over every instinct of my daily routine, the quest for reality is always there in the forefront of my work (because this is my life!). I deal with people, plantscapes and oddly enough, poultry.
I live in Romford, currently the centre of my world, but it holds real gems of endless personalities for me to capture and record. The suburban landscape with its suburban social inadequacies.
My photographic practice chains together straight and still life photography, found footage from my family history and imagery from family albums. Using photography I've conducted an examination of my history. Due to the migration of my family from England to Israel that history discontinued, and therefore I find it hard do consider it as mine.
In linguistic typology, a null-subject language is a language whose grammar permits an independent clause to lack an explicit subject; such a clause is then said to have a null subject . As it is in one of my mother tongues - the Turkish language. Following this description, this series derives from a 'null subject' an anonymous figure, being dissolved and rephotographed in different spaces and multiple times. The figure ceases to be the center of the image, and starts acting as a tool to depict fragmentation and disruption. In this way the photograph as an object comes forward and opens new layers of representation into the image plane. Superimposition of photographs and the repetitive pattern of ‘spaces within spaces’ suggest a new area between two and three dimensional representations and invites the viewer to question and position the main subject.
Pooya Abbasian & Solmaz Panahi
Military service(photos) is a collaboration with Solmaz Panahi, it is watching Obligatory military service in Iran, it is a story of a girl in small village who is waiting for her fiancé back from military service and she imagine herself as bride on the photos he sent.(it is still happening sometimes , young men for getting married should finish their military service first, meanwhile in 2 years when they’re far the family oblige the girl to get married with another guy…)
What began as a New Year's Resolution turned into a visual documentation of my thoughts and emotions as they travel throughout the days. As the year evolved as did the photographs. Feminist revolts, political dismay, unrequited love, the experience of living in New York City, are all woven into the quilt of my 2016. Alone they are snapshots of my thoughts and experiences in my day-to-day life, but together they create a whole new snapshot. Capturing this year in: the romance, the struggles, the fun and games, the protests, and the people trying to find their place in the world.
'Modular Paintings' are parts which Loes puts together in various combinations, cropping them or using the complete form.
The use of copper and gold paint in her work makes the paintings vived and gives light its own dimension.
One of these series contains 16 parts that can either be shown together or in various smaller groups.
She is fascinated by the human longing for economic grow and their movement from the countryside to megacities worldwide, the tipping points in their lives and the happiness and disillusions that are getting side by side with these changes.
In the series, 'A House, A Home', I isolate ubiquitous household objects and photograph them on colorful backgrounds as a way to begin to investigate the traditions of domestic American life. My interventions, color palette and commercial style of photographic capture re-contextualize the objects as a way to challenge conventional domesticity and to pose questions about conformity, consumption, and convenience as staples of our American popular culture. With the images, I hope to provide a space for the viewer to bring her or his own history and ideas to the dialogue. Lastly, by transforming the objects into photographic prints, I suggest the potential for rebirth as a commodity in a vastly different market.
Pooya Abbasian & Solmaz Panahi
Mikael iN Fravez
Chantal van Houten
28 Apr - 18 Jun
Rckay Rax: Tera Bites!
The Residence Gallery
The Residence Gallery is proud to present TERA BITES! The 2nd solo exhibition of London-based artist Rckay Rax.
28 Apr - 3 Jun
FOLD is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Asmund Havsteen-Mikkelsen and Florian Schmidt, with a show of painting that explores the theme of Tectonics - the science or art of construction, both in relation to use, and artistic design.
28 Apr - 14 Jun
Murray Fredericks 'Salt: Vanity'
Hamiltons presents Salt: Vanity, an exhibition of the most recent work by Australian photographer Murray Fredericks.