Art and Flowers
At the Cutting Edge Over four days, Debut Contemporary and the UK’s first art incubator will present The Alleviation, an exhibition of 18 paintings by internationally acclaimed Bahrain-based artist, Ella Prakash. Her figurative paintings explore her personal inner life and the evolution of feminism in the 21st century. Sensitively drawn figures juxtaposed with geometric shapes act as allegories for the ever changing self. Debut Contemporary’s entrepreneurial founder Samir Ceric recently won the prestigious h.Club 100 Industry award as one of the top 10 visionaries, pioneers and innovators in art and design, competing alongside Turner prize nominees. The Alleviation, 16 April–20 April Debut Contemporary, 82 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RT debutcontemporary.com
18 April–26 April The Orangery, Holland Park Exhibition supported by Killik & Co
Right/ In Silence by Ella Prakash Construcción de lo Divino by Gabriela Tolomei
Celebrate African Art Over three weeks Transcending Boundaries 2015 presented by Lacey Contemporary Gallery in collaboration with Aabru Art will bring together over 30 West African artists under one roof. It features work by first-time exhibitors and experienced artists. Curated by experts it aims to show African artists as part of a global history of modern contemporary art. There will be works in mixed media, oil on canvas, wood and metal, with objects ranging from dramatic masks and sculpture to paintings and drawings. A highlight of the exhibition includes Kehinde Sanwo’s Tribal Influence, which pays tribute to Picasso who was influenced by the raw energy and power of African art. Throughout the exhibition visitors will have the opportunity to talk to artists and curators about their work and get tips and advice. There will be a fundraiser for Safe Child Africa, a fashion show, industry talk and African wine tasting. Transcending Boundaries 2015; 24 April–11 May Lacey Contemporary Gallery, 8 Clarendon Cross, W11 4AP; firstname.lastname@example.org
From 18 April, among the spring blossoms in Holland Park, you will find the annual Friends of Holland Park Annual Art Exhibition in the Orangery. Around 80 artists entered the competition which was judged in March by sculptress Isabel Langtry, amongst others. Works on display will include ceramics, jewellery, paintings, bronze, prints and photography. This year’s show spotlights the lifetime’s achievement of the late Marika Eversfield, born in 1914, in Hungary, who exhibited art at the Orangery for 32 years until her death last year. Although her family tragically perished at Auschwitz, Marika married the love of her life and lived to be 100.
Figuration by Sam Ebohon
Tribal Influence, 2015 by Kehinde Sanwo
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