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Fletcher Sibthorp

Lucy Simmonds Fine Paintings


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NIGHT'S BLIND 1999 mixed media 22 x 14.5 inches ( detail )

FOR NICCI


Fletcher Sibthorp Quiet Space

Preview by invitation at The China Club, 13/F Old Bank of China Building, Central, Hong Kong

Thereafter at The Fringe Club, Montblanc Gallery, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong Gallery Telephone 2521 7251 ( during exhibition only ) 15th-21st March 2000 12-7pm Monday - Saturday

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Telephone (852) 2813 2550 Facsimile (852) 2812 2558 email simmondshk@ibm.net

All pictures are available for sale prior to the exhibition


DANAE 1999 mixed media 61 x 44.5 cm


I ntrodu ction FLETCHER SIBTHORP was born in Hertfordshire, England in 1967. After completing a Foundation Art Course at Hertfordshire College of Art, he undertook an Honours Degree in Graphic Design and Illustration at Kingston University graduating in 1989.

Fletcher has worked full-time artist for the last ten years, producing work in the commercial market as well as selling paintings to private and corperate collectors. Rank Xerox, British Telecom, Chase Manhatten Bank, Railtrack and Kirin Brewery are just a few of the companioes that own his paintings as part of their collections.

Intially, Fletcher was attracted by the concept of movement and it's effect on the human form. This naturally lead to his interest in sport and abstract portrayals of gymnasts and athletes, culminating in the exhibition 'In Motion' in London in 1992. Fletcher was approached by Sadler's Wells in 1995 to produce a painting for the Flamenco troupe Paco Pena. The movement and expressive quality in his work complemented the passion of Flamenco.

However, Fletcher has recently become more interested in the figure alone, its subtleties and its infinite expressions. As he says,"I'm interested in taking a figure, placing it in an abstract space and from these simple elements, creating a narrative. I like to think when people view the paintings, they willl add their own emotions and from these, create their own interpretations." The faces, although simple, have a complexity to them. A completative gaze, a person deep in thought, hinting at a secret which the viewer is permitted to share. "These are not portraits," Fletcher argues, "the models act as a reflection of my own and the viewer's self expression and vunerability". Because the paintings are so simple the viewer cannot help but add their own experiences. The viewer is invited to identify with the subject and project their own mood onto the painting.

Sometimes the narrative is hinted at by a title or a theme; themes which artists have tackled for centuries. Fletcher says "I like the idea of classical themes because they are so universally recognisable that only a few simple elements are needed to create the theme. Their simplicity is what makes them contemporary, but they are influenced by the ancient. I like this juxtaposition."

Recently Fletcher's work has concentrated further on his own personal creative vision. He is passionate about the direction in which his work is heading. "Even though the work, in its content, is becoming simpler, the paintings are harder to resolve as the underlying expression become harder to achieve. Even I don't know how they will develop. They take on their own life, creating their own spirituality.


The Last One 1999

mixed media

24 x 20 inches


Danae II 1999

mixed media

42 x 31.5 inches


A Bright Red Kimono 1999

mixed media

38 x 51 inches


Lucy 1999

mixed media

12 x 10 inches


Three Nudes 1999

mixed media

23.5 x 46 inches


Reflection / Frailty 1999

mixed media

15 x 10.5 inches


Arched Back 1999

mixed media

42.5 x 29.5 inches


THE HOSTESS 1999

mixed media

32.5 x 25 inches


Night's Blind 1999

mixed media

22 x 14.5 inches


Quiet Space 1999

mixed media

19 x 12 inches


DANAE III OLYMPIAN 1999mixed mixedmedia media 45 1999 23 xx 60 17 cm inches


Selected Exhibitions

1989

Mixed show 'Alter Images' 89 The Association of Illustrators Gallery London

1990

Mixed show 'New Faces' 90

The Association of Illustrators Gallery London

1991

Mixed show

The Association of Illustrators

1992

One man show

In Motion 92

London

Mixed show

The Olympic Collection 92

London

Mixed show

Art 92

London

1995

Mixed show

CCA Galleries 95 at Selfridges London

1996

Mixed show

Still Price Lintas Advertising Agency London

1997

Mixed show

Four Painters from New York Tokyo

Mixed show

Six Artists Lucy Simmonds Fine Art Hong Kong

1998

One man show Leyenda-Studies of Joaquín Cortés and Dancers Tokyo

Mixed show

1999

One man show Flamenco II

Alter Images 91

London

Artists 98 Award of Excellence SI Gallery New York

Art Obsession Tokyo


List of Works

1

DANAE*

24 x 18 inches

mixed media

1999

2

THE LAST ONE*

24 x 20 inches

mixed media

1999

3

BLACK AND GOLD

15 x 11.5 inches

mixed media

1998

4

DANAE II*

42 x 31.5 inches

mixed media

1999

5

The Ebony Tower II

18.5 x 14.5 inches mixed media

1998

6

Chastity

31 x 22 inches

mixed media

1999

7

A Bright Red Kimono* 38 x 51 inches

mixed media

1999

8

LUCY*

12 x 10 inches

mixed media

1999

9

Lacrimosa

16 x 23 inches

mixed media

1999

10

Inside the Quiet

19 x 23 inches

mixed media

1999

11

Three Nudes*

23.5 x 46 inches mixed media

1999

12

Quiet Space II

15 x 10.5 inches

mixed media

1999

13

REFLECTION / FRAILTY*

15 x 10.5 inches

mixed media

1999

14

Icarus

34 x 25 inches

mixed media

1999

15

ARCHED BACK*

42.5 x 29.5 inches mixed media

1999

16

the HOSTESS*

32.5 x 25 inches

mixed media

1999

17

Et Lux Perpetua Luceat Eis 18 x 24 inches mixed media

1999

18

NIGHT'S BLIND*

22 x 14.5 inches

mixed media

1999

19

Falling From Grace

25 x 29 inchesv

mixed media

1999

20

QUIET SPACE*

19 x 12 inches

mixed media

1999

21

WARRIOR

23 x 19 inches

mixed media

1999

22

Quiet Space III

27.5 x 21 inches

mixed media

1999

23

OLYMPIAN III*

23 x 17 inches

mixed media

1999

24

the Magus

30 x 23 inches

mixed media

1999


Lucy Simmonds Fine Paintings

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