Sales Catalogue Gaze Exhibition
Artmani Final Contrast Screen Print on Aluminium Edition of Two 80 cm x 120 cm £850 Artmani is the resident protégé artist of Graffik Gallery’s ever expanding tribe of highly talented urban artists. In 2010 Artmani first burst on the art scene with exhibitions at The Courtauld Gallery as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympics followed by shows in Graffik Gallery and the Red Bull Studios. Artmani’s work explores the trends and pressures adopted by modern society, whilst satirically examining the mechanics of capitalism and alleged democracy. His urban style is not constrained by spray-‐paint but is combined with screen-‐printing and a myriad of techniques, promoting a sense of Pop Art culture throughout the work.
Bungle Gaga Spray Paint & Freehand on Canvas 50 cm x 70 cm £1,000 (framed)
Bungle takes the iconic, famous, beautiful, glamorous and the unremarkable and creates an image with meaning either hidden or unashamed as he looks to question things we see in our daily lives.
Charlie Anderson Animal Source Acrylic, Emulsion and Spray Paint on Paper 90 cm x 64 cm £1,250 (framed) Since graduating in 2009, Charlie Anderson has pissed off art collectors, curators, graffiti writers, three world-‐renowned artists, been threatened by a leading London gallerist, and has been punched in the face by an artist from Edinburgh. He has also won the British Airways travel prize (2009), been short listed for the Jerwood Contemporary Painters (2010), been awarded the Meyer Oppenheim prize by the Royal Scottish Academy (2010). Charlie recently has been commissioned Ring Starr and by boxing legends Ricky Hatton and Amir Khan in association with the Knot Violence Foundation. Charlie Anderson’s work explores contemporary culture through the sampling of the imagery taken from advertising, political campaigns and the music industry, and reflects the weathered and layered effect of outdoor billboards, which he re-‐creates through the sole use of paint. Anderson’s paintings are included in several international collections.
David Lee Abraham Lincoln Enamel paint on Canvas 69 cm x 90 cm £900
David Lee James Dean Enamel paint on Canvas 80 cm x 90 cm £900
David Lee Marilyn Monroe Enamel paint on Canvas 61 cm x 91 cm £900
Born in 1949 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire David Lee left home when he was seventeen. His favourite subjects are people and he hopes that he can portray that through painting. David regards himself as an impressionist, capturing a moment, a split second in time. A portrait is an expression that conveys a thought, a mood, as well as a physical likeness. Having travelled extensively for many years, Dave Lee noticed that if people have one thing in common it is there vulnerability. Abraham Lincoln, James Dean, and Marilyn Monroe all died tragically. Perhaps in them we see our own mortality.
David Shillinglaw Dorian Gray Mixed Paint on Canvas 60 cm x 90 cm £2,500
David Shillinglaw’s work moves between street and studio, from small hand made books, to paintings on canvas, and large scale wall murals. "I enjoy the way people use language to define a feeling or physical condition. We support what we think, feel, say, and mean, with often ridiculous idioms and metaphors; placing frogs in throats and fires in belly’s, in order to paint a picture of something invisible and abstract. I feed on these very human expressions. I find day-‐ to-‐day, conversational poetry casts a warm light on an otherwise very calculated, systematic, clinical and scientific world. My work is about people. Human nature. Both the civilized and monstrous, the stupid and articulate."
DON Crying Queen Spray Paint on Canvas 50 cm x 76 cm £500
DON Faith Spray Paint on Canvas 60 cm x 60 cm £850
DON Touch Spray Paint on Wood Panel 100 cm x 63 cm £850
DON was born in London in the 70's and was brought up in Borneo in his early years. He attended college in London and completed a foundation course at art school. He is the godfather of the UK Street Art and ran with several crews. Now a member of United Artists working alongside “Duster UA”, one of Graffiti’s pioneers and a highly respected Street Artist from The Bronx. DON continues with his Street Art but also now transfers his images onto canvas. Don’s work is collected by Ian Brown ‘Stone Roses’, Roots Manuva, Ruby Wax and the actor Jason Flemyng
Gemma Compton Beyond the Rainbow Acrylic & Spray Paint on Canvas 40 cm x 50 cm £500
Gemma Compton is an artist and fashion designer based in Bristol. Being brought up in a small town in the sleepy Cotswold's sparked a lifelong love for nature, particularly ornithology and the British countryside. Her work draws influence from the flawless, high glamour imagery used throughout the creative industry. Beautiful women and modern day icons are mixed with wildlife, dead and alive, juxtaposing our modern human ideals of beauty with natural beauty and the cruelty of nature.
Gonny Glass Friend of Dorothy Fused & Screen-‐Printed Glass, Gold 23¾ct, Metal & Wood 90 cm x 48 cm POA (framed)
Describing herself as an 'Urban Glass Artist', Dutch-‐born Gonny van Hulst -‐ AKA Gonny Glass -‐ is taking traditional glass techniques to new artistic levels. Having moved to London a decade ago, Gonny found herself inspired by the random, absurd chaos and diversity of urban life. Finding beauty in urban decay, she set about translating this to her multimedia artworks, focusing on glass, a material that in itself is very much representative of urban life
Harry Cardross Nina Hagen in a Ponytail Ink & Pencil on Paper 60 cm x 80 cm £900 (framed) Harry Cardross is an artist and designer, best known for his extensive work with glass. His architectural art glass commissions can be seen in public buildings around the world, and are in private collections in Oman and the USA. Harry is now concentrating on drawing and illustration, and developing his series of gothic nightclub designs. Harry studied design at the Central School in London, and works from his London studio.
Ian Hodgson I'll be your Mirror Graphite on Paper 114 cm x 135 cm £1,750 (framed)
Ian Hodgson Pieces of Light Graphite on Paper 114 cm x 135 cm £1,750 (framed)
Ian Hodgson Feathered Dusk Graphite on Paper 114 cm x 135 cm £1,750 (framed)
'Graduating with a first class honours degree in fine art from Bradford College of Art in 2000 I moved to Brighton where I continue to live, work and exhibit my art on a regular basis. Examining how identity is imprinted with memories connected to place, objects and relationships creates a framework for the drawings to develop. In some works architecture is the defining presence, whereas in others figures or objects inhabit the space but all refer to the transformative process of journey. The drawing techniques that I use expose other, seemingly invisible layers, and here the drawing process acts as a metaphor for the physical and psychological experience of my journey, as fragments of what went before are revealed on the paper.'
Jewel I Kissed a Lot of Frogs Fine Art Print on Canvas with Gold Leaf and Resin 99 cm x 99 cm £1,950
Jewel Amy Amy Amy Fine Art Print on Canvas with Gold Leaf and Resin 99 cm x 99 cm £1,950
Jewel was born and raised in Armenia but since then she has lived in Moscow, Cyprus, LA, Vegas and London. She graduated from the Art Institute of LV in 2008 having received a Bachelor of Science in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics. She has left the neon lights of Las Vegas behind and returned to London where she successfully founded the West London Art Factory where she works as both artist and Creative Director. Her inspirations come from memories of the amazing cities she has lived in and the people she has met along the way. Through iconic representations Jewels’ bold and energetic artwork encapsulates the fluctuating emotions of the modern woman. Her vibrant use of colour tempered by the emotive quotes, convey the contrast between the strength and vulnerability that is today’s woman.
Peter Dunne Wall Paper Feud Acrylic on canvas 76 cm x 101 cm £2,750
International acclaimed artist Peter Dunne, Born 1956 in Dublin, came to London in the sweltering summer of '67 and hitched to India in '77 on the day that Elvis died. Peter Dunne returned to London in '86 and co-‐founded the psychedelic folk thrash band The 7 Kevins. Peter Dunne went on permanent tour till the mid 90’s when he returned to South London where he has been painting ever since.
Steve Rosenthal David Archival Giclee Print on Aluminium Edition of Three 84 cm x 96 cm £2,500
Steve Rosenthal Elton Archival Giclee Print on Aluminium Edition of Three 84 cm x 118 cm £2,500
Steve Rosenthal Rock Hudson Archival Giclee Print on Aluminium Edition of Three 84 cm x 96 cm £2,500
Steve Rosenthal was born in London in 1965. He worked as an actor for 16yrs before returning to education in 2004, graduating with First Class Hons in 2008. Rosenthal’s work has been exhibited in commercial galleries, project spaces and public museums across London, throughout the UK, and overseas in Zagreb, Lahore, Basel, Berlin, Siena, Venice (54th biennale), Paris, Miami New Hampshire and New York. Often working to commission he has pieces placed into pubic, corporate, and international private collections.
Warren J Fox Can't Get You Out of My Head Ink / Pointillism 100 cm x 78 cm £3,500 (framed) Limited Print Edition 150 on Hahnemuhle Photorag Paper 50 cm x 70 cm £250 Melbourne born artist, Warren J Fox began drawing ever since he could remember. His grasp of a new world clutched thumb-‐size pencils and crayons of delight became weapons of choice. Warren Fox’s Innocence and imagination became the art of war. Multiple scribbles and doodles, the spoils of victory, artistic divinity, and sense of abandonment, took him to quiet creative corners. Here, he threw his soul into many-‐ an-‐artistic endeavour. A hot dish of London art culture has become top of the menu.
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