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Discerning The World of Arts

First Love Last Love by Svein Koningen - winner of the September issue voted by you! - See page 3 for more works by Svein!

October 2016


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Editor’s Letter Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you to all our readers who have kindly participated in The Discerner’s Art Competition that took place in September, and congratulate the winner Svein Koningen. Thank you for your votes, as it meant a lot to the artists. I would like to highlight two events: 1. I am pleased to inform you that a fantastic selection of Bob Barrons’s work is currently available for private view at The Discerner’s office in Mayfair. Bob’s work is truly unique and incredible as he uses waste cards that he collects from local outlets. It is material that has been discarded, maybe torn, walked upon and thrown out as refuse. He likes the idea of recycling this used, unwanted, humble material and turning it into art. (See page 7 for Bob’s works) I invite you to visit Bob’s website in the meantime to view his astonishing collection: http://www.bob-barron.com All works are for sale, and I cordially invite you to come and see them in person. Please email me directly at celine@thediscerner.com if you wish to arrange a viewing. 2. The wonderful Emily Carew Woodard is showing her stunning work between the 22nd and the 26th of November, at 8 Duke Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6BN, and I will obviously attend the preview on Monday 21st November! She has called her exhibition “The Many Complaints of Elephants” so if you are as intrigued as I originally was, please see the details page 8.

Celine Gaurier-Joubert Contact & advertising enquiries:

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For private viewings of art work in Mayfair, please contact Celine directly at celine@thediscerner.com

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First Love Last Love - POA 180cm x 150xm

Abstract Movement in Magenta - POA 110cm x 120cm

Svein Koningen, the artist

Key in Hand - POA 120cm x 100cm

Abstract Greys Blues - POA 140cm x 120cm

Passionate Love in Venice - POA 120cm x 100cm

Summer Wilderness - POA 150cm x 200cm (section shown) Svein Koningen is an international contemporary artist with focus on abstract and energetic paintings as seen in his beautiful wilderness and flower series along with his most recent abstract canvases. Koningen is an Australian/Dutch artist whose work is collected by international art collectors across the globe. He will consult with you to find the perfect artwork for your space whether it be large or small. His work is collect by art lovers around the globe from his studio in beautiful medieval Brugge. T: +32 486 469 486 Š 2016 The Discerner Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Simon Kirk Fine Art

‘2 a.m’ Simon Kirk - POA 6 x 4 inches

‘Aphids’ Simon Kirk - POA 6 x 4 inches

‘Hullabaloo’ Simon Kirk - POA 6 x 4 inches

‘Beyond England’ Simon Kirk - POA

‘Caracas’ Simon Kirk - POA

‘Echoes’ Simon Kirk - POA

‘Gustavo’ Simon Kirk - POA

‘Lost Without You’ Simon Kirk - POA

‘Reflections’ Simon Kirk - POA

6 x 4 inches

Work on Paper 7 x 5 inches

Work on Paper 7 x 5 inches

6 x 4 inches

60 x 40 inches

2016 60 x 40 inches

Since beginning his career in 2007, works by Simon Kirk have proved a great investment and are increasingly sought after by art collectors, notably in America, Dubai and Continental Europe. He exhibited and sold at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2010, 2013 and 2015. He is a resident artist with the Turner | Barnes | Gallery and his work is regularly exhibited as part of their collections for the New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and London Affordable Art Fairs. He has had solo exhibitions in France, Denmark and the USA.

E: simon@simonkirkfineart.com

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Camilla Ancilotto

“Amor Vincit Omnia” - POA Year: 2014 Size: 135cm x 165 cm

“Il Ratto Delle Sabine” - POA Year: 2012/13 Size: 200cm x 170 cm

“Allegoria del Trionfo di Venere” - POA Year: 2011 Size: 120cm x 104 cm

“Omaggio a Giuseppe Verdi” - POA Year: 2013 Size: 80cm x 55 cm

“La Creazione di Eva” - POA Year: 2011 Size: 103cm x 106cm

“Giovane con Montone” - POA Year: 2014 Size: 135cm x 165 cm

Camilla’s work is made of oil paint on three dimensional wooden solids rotating on a steel frame. View a video of her creation using the QR code with your smartphone. You will be amazed at its multi-dimensional aspect!

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Christopher Engel Christopher Engel is an American artist who lives and works on the East End of Long Island, New York – a place that has inspired many artists such as Pollock, Krasner and de Kooning. Engel’s faces, figures and abstracts invite the viewer to enter their subconscious, allowing images to reveal themselves to their conscious mind. Continuing to embrace his Jungian philosophy, Engel incorporates archetypal images of the collective unconscious via the use of mythical, mystical and dreamlike images in his figures and faces. His abstract paintings trace ancient patterns, allowing the viewer to journey through a door to our primordial beginnings, where alchemy plays a role in the metamorphosis of random shapes into powerful symbols. Engel opens a door to the past, reminding us of our present condition and perhaps our future transformation.

“Muses” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite, and collage on paper Dimensions: 40” x 60”

“Parade” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite, and collage on paper Dimensions: 52” x 80”

“Three Alchemists” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite, and collage on paper Dimensions: 52” x 72”

“Through the Lines” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite on paper Dimensions: 52” x 80”

“Through the Lines 1” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite on paper Dimensions: 26” x 40”

“Through the Lines 4” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite on paper Dimensions: 40” x 60”

“Talisman 6” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite, and collage on paper Dimensions: 26” x 40”

“Basquiat’s Angel” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite, and collage on paper Dimensions: 44” x 81”

“Talisman 13” - POA Media: Acrylic, pastel, graphite, and collage on paper Dimensions: 26” x 40”

Contact: Laura Sara at artofengel@gmail.com

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Bob Barron

Title: “Odyssey” - £700 Media: Oil on card/collage Dimensions: 84cm x 63cm

Title: “Sanctum 2” - £875 Media: Oil on card/plywood Dimensions: 92cm x 86cm

Title: “Siren 1” - £1800 Media: Oil on card/plywood/collage Dimensions: 107cm x 108cm

Bob’s works are available for sale at the Discerner’s office in Mayfair. Please contact Celine at celine@thediscerner.com to make an appointment. W: www.bobbarron.com

E: barron@bobbarron.com T: +44(0) 23 8178 7705/ +44 (0) 7443865233

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EMILY CAREW WOODARD

Celine Gaurier-Joubert: “I am intrigued by the title of your up-coming exhibition “The Many Complaints of Elephants”. Could you tell me more about it?” Emily Carew Woodard: “I originally wanted a theme for the show, but as is the way of my work I tend to go off on a tangent and other, better works come out of a theme that actually have nothing to do with my original idea. I wanted to create a body of work that stimulated peoples imaginations, I want my audience to make up stories about the subjects in my work themselves. The story behind the title is as thus; I visited India a few years ago and was completely captivated by its colour, history and energy, whilst I was there I saw a sign that said something along the lines of ‘Elephant complaints this way →’ and it tickled me to think of a waiting room full of disgruntled elephants waiting to complain about something or other. Elephants and the colour and vibrancy of India are subtly present throughout my show.” Celine Gaurier-Joubert: “You have termed your work a ‘cabinet of curiosities’ or an ‘anthology of all things incongruous’. What inspires you, and what made you decide to take such a direction?” Emily Carew Woodard: “I am hugely inspired by Walter Potter, he was a taxidermist (and not a particularly professional one at that) from the Victorian period. His works are now very famous and he’s remembered for his extraordinary dioramas including ‘The Kitten Wedding’ and ‘Who killed Cock Robin’ which is made up of 98 species of birds to illustrate the story. I first saw his entire collection in the late 80’s when I was very little, at The Jamaica Inn, in Cornwall, I remember his 8 legged kitten and his drunk rats playing poker, I have been influenced by his work ever since. I want to create my own dioramas on paper, I enjoy the juxtaposition between the animals and plunging them into a human world. All in all I like the humorous and the bizarre to merge together.” ‘THE KASHMIR MUSK DEER’ 76.2x55.9cm INK, WATERCOLOUR, ACRYLIC, GOUACHE, GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER LEAF ON PAPER. £2,750

‘MURDER IN THE DRAWING ROOM’ 55.9x38.1cm INK, WATERCOLOUR, ACRYLIC, GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER LEAF ON PAPER. £1,650

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‘THE MAHARAJA’ 55.9x38.1cm INK, WATERCOLOUR, ACRYLIC, GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER LEAF ON PAPER. £1,750

E: emilycarewwoodard@gmail.com

T: 07889258488

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‘THE ELOPEMENT’ 76.2x55.9cm INK, WATERCOLOUR, ACRYLIC, GOLD, SILVER AND COPPER LEAF ON PAPER. £2,950

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Paul Berriff OBE

MICK JAGGER

A1 size£1250 framed / A2 size £895 framed

PAUL McCARTNEY

A1 size £1695 framed / A2 size £1295 framed

PINK FLOYD

A1 size £1295 framed / A2 size £895 framed

JIMI HENDRIX

A1 size £1295 framed / A2 size £895 framed

THE BEATLES

ROLLING STONES

A0 size £1995 framed / A2 size £1295 framed

A0 size £1500 framed / A2 size £900 framed

ADAM FAITH / SANDIE SHAW

A1 size£1295 framed / A2 size £895 framed

www.rocklegends1960s.com

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LENNON & McCARTNEY A0 size £1995 framed / A2 size £1295 framed

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McCARTNEY ON STAGE A1 size£1695 framed / A2 size £1295

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Janez Stros

“Your, my our angels 22” - POA Year: 2016 Oil on canvas Size: 70cm x 70cm

“Your, my our angels 23” - POA Year: 2016 Oil on canvas Size: 80cm x 80cm

“Your, my our angels 24” - POA Year: 2016 Oil on canvas Size: 80cm x 80cm

“Your, my our angels 25” - POA Year: 2016 Oil on canvas Size: 80cm x 70cm

“Your, my our angels 36” - POA Year: 2016 Oil on canvas Size: 70cm x 70cm

“Your, my our angels 38” - POA Year: 2016 Oil on canvas Size: 80cm x 70cm

E: stros.gallery@gmail.com © 2016 The Discerner Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Thomas Strümpel

“Sailors” - £4000 Year: 2007 Media: Gouache on rough linen Dimensions: 100cm x 120cm

“Girlfriends” - £4000 Year: 2010 Media: Gouache on rough linen Dimensions: 80cm x 110cm

“A great game” - £2800 Year: 2009 Media: Gouache on rough linen Dimensions: 80cm x 100cm

“My Grandfather” - £2800 Year: 2007 Media: Gouache on rough linen Dimensions: 80cm x 80cm

“Shadow” - £4300 Year: 2009 Media: Gouache and carbon on rough linen Dimensions: 80cm x 110cm

“A Spanish Afternoon” - £5800 Year: 2012 Media: Gouache on rough linen Dimensions: 110cm x 160cm

“Playground” - £7500 Year: 2009 Media: Gouache on rough linen Dimensions: 120cm x 160cm

“The Flight of The Dalai Lama” - £7500 Year: 2010 Media: Gouache on rough linen Dimensions: 140cm x 160cm

A: Thomas Strümpel Titlisstrasse 15 CH-8032 Zurich

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“The Chemical Oven” - £8000 Year: 2009 Media: Gouache on rough linen Dimensions: 120cm x 180cm

T: 0041-78-6832655

W: thomas-struempel.net

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An interview with The Discerner Celine Gaurier-Joubert:

When did you become an artist?

Thomas Strümpel:

You are born as an artist and so did I. There will come a moment to realise that and show the courage and passion to follow your destination. It’s hard to answer that - you do a piece of art, when is the moment “art” begins. You do the canvas and the ground and prepare your tools - is that already art ? From what moment on you call it art ?

Celine Gaurier-Joubert:

What inspires you?

Thomas Strümpel:

I don’t have a method for inspiration. Inspiration comes, when I don’t focus on inspiration. Never try to force inspiration. For me, my work is a turning wheel , like a “perpetuum mobile”. One painting creates at minimum ideas for another artwork. So, as soon you finished with one work, you start the next one. So the muse is not kissing you, but sitting in your studio, waiting for you to come in.

Celine Gaurier-Joubert:

Who are your favourite artists and why ?

Thomas Strümpel:

Do I have favourite artists ‚ I don’t know - I definitely have some artworks I love. For sure I always loved Titian, because he is truly a pioneer of painting. He painted himself out of his time and his epoch. He crossed borders in his late works and set the colour free in his late life time. Another favorite is Velazquez. He almost only painted, when he thought he would create a new aspect of painting. He had the task to portrait the noble man and aristocrats but since he was getting older, he portrayed the clowns and beggars in the palace. This is a subtle political statement. I always am impressed by the works of Joseph Beuys. I had the chance to see some of his original installations and that left a deep impression, full of intensity. I love his approach to art by working with the idea of alchemy and referring to European early culture. and Sean Scully !!!! I saw an exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Bern. Gorgeous painting yes and so on and on. There are so many, brilliant artists, that’s why I have a new favourite artist almost everyday !

Celine Gaurier-Joubert:

Why are you so passionate about painting ?

Thomas Strümpel:

Painting offers always new paths to go and every painting you make at a certain time offers different ways to go on and finish with this painting. So you start the next one to explore these new dimensions . When you do some painting you work with your hands, with your intellect, with your soul, with your spirit, with your fantasy. What more can one expect? You need at last one passion in your life!

Celine Gaurier-Joubert:

What are your favorite paintings you have made, and why ?

Thomas Strümpel:

Right now and to be honest for quite a time “Playground” is my favourite painting. I wanted to do more versions of that , because I know they all will turn out differently. I don’t want to copy myself, but that work offers so many aspects and dimensions and directions, it always is on my mind to paint another “Playground”. Same size, smaller , bigger, different materials. It represents in a way the existence of an artist. Step in some playground like a child and start to play - through imagination this playground can mean the whole world to you.

Celine Gaurier-Joubert:

What advise can you give to beginning artists?

Thomas Strümpel:

Once an Englishman said, and I am sorry that I forgot his name, “We were born as individuals and we die as copies”. Don’t try to copy another artist (only for reasons of learning) be yourself and learn to be disciplined.

Celine Gaurier-Joubert:

What are you working on now, and what are your plans for the future ?

Thomas Strümpel:

I have two topics I work on : utopia and mythology and I will work on that subjects. Maybe start with a picture about Rudi Dutschke, a famous political figure in the late sixties and early seventies and there are some paintings waiting in my studio. They require some attention. Yes and do more painting, do more drawings again, develop myself, read some good books, meet interesting people and enjoy life! © 2016 The Discerner Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Caia Matheson

Photo courtesy Simon Dack

“Angels and Demons” - POA Media: Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas Dimensions: 100H x 100W x 3D cm

“Event Horizon” - POA Media: Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas Dimensions: 150H x 153W x 5D cm

“Ionosphere” - POA Media: Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas Dimensions: 100H x 210W x 3D cm

“Jubilation” - POA Media: Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas Dimensions: 160H x 158W x 5D cm

“Opus” - POA Media: Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas Dimensions: 151H x 148W x 5D cm

“The Sensual World” - POA Media: Oil and dyes on hand stretched canvas Dimensions: 74H x 65W x 3D cm

Caia Matheson’s fantastic work can be seen at FLUX Exhibition November 2-6 at The Old Truman Brewery 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL. DATES: • • • • •

2nd Nov 11-7pm 3rd Nov 11-5pm (Private View 6.30-9.30pm) 4th Nov 11-7pm 5th Nov 11-7pm 6th Nov 11-6pm

Please note that all dates are free entry except for the Private View.

T: 0044 7961 405 351

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Andy Davey

“Abstract 1108 (green)” - £1590 Media: Acrylic on canvas Dimensions: 120cm x 90cm

“Moonlit Garden” - £690 Media: Acrylic on canvas Dimensions: 80cm x 60cm

“October” - £2500 Media: Acrylic on canvas Dimensions: 150cm x 120cm

“Red Path” - £2900 Media: Acrylic on prepared canvas Dimensions: 175cm x 115cm

A: 65 Victoria Road, Cambridge, CB4 3BW © 2016 The Discerner Ltd. All rights reserved.

T: 07831 535982

“Autumn Path #2” - £1590 Media: Acrylic on canvas Dimensions: 120cm x 90cm

“Blue Green #3” - £2200 Media: Acrylic on prepared canvas Dimensions: 150cm x 105cm

W: www. andydaveypaintings.com

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