Sunday, 6 November 2011

Reflections Exhibition - Selected Artists

‘Reflections’ Art Exhibition at Mile End Pavilion opens 18 November 2011

Reflections is an art exhibition showcasing work by twenty-six emerging young artists from all over London. The purpose of the exhibition is to reflect on the future state of the arts, by examining students’ work as they are about to leave art school. The organisers and curators are 4Art, a student-lead initiative from the University of East London.

The Exhibition takes place in the stimulating gallery-space at Mile End Pavilion, overlooking the lake in Mile End Park. Several of the artists are responding to the building by creating site-specific.

Reflections opens with a Private View on Friday 18 November 2011, from 6pm to 9pm and continues until Monday 21 November, and is open from 11am-5pm each day. The Pavilion is 3 minutes walk from Mile End Station, and is 20 minutes by tube from Bond Street. Map and address

Beatriz Acevedo
Reflecting three elements of the theme, Beatriz Acevedo’s work intends to show a literal, physical reflective quality; a modified image reflected by material; and a psychological/emotional state that is indicated by the physical object.

Anna Adamkiewicz
This body of work investigates the relationship between people and their environment. Through printmaking Anna Adamkiewicz explores the mystery of people’s existence in their surrounding world.

Alexandra Bondi de Antoni
This work interprets the theme Reflections as seeing something that is no longer there; contemplating something that was there previously encourages the viewer to reflect on consumerist society.

Philip Bradshaw
Philip Bradshaw will be recreating his installation piece ‘Between Here and Now and Gone’ which will be developed, altered and adapted to take onboard additional ideas and to reflect the location.

Joshua Brown
This diptych uses highly reflective liquids and reflections from architecture; the two images work in unison to create a path or 'window' into an unknown void. He says “My work is intended to transport viewers from the gallery to a detached outer space”.

Lauren Cole
Lauren Cole’s small brass objects are highly polished to interact with each other and generate an illusion of a six-sided shape created in light, shadow and reflection.

Oliver Durcan and Danny Watson
This collaborative partnership works with the concept of audio/visual art in the modern age of new media. Their film aims to make sound and vision equally important, and plays with the themes of new territory, imagination, levels of consciousness and human perception.

Philippa Edwards
series 'Within' explores the Baroque sensibilities of decoration and disruption, inside a framework of mundane modern-day building materials, and refers to the passage of time with its accumulation of experience and memory.

Irina Ferli
Interested in creating abstracted photographed images, Irina Ferli is using reflection to capture light, optical illusion, and movement. Showing the work as projected images emphasises these characteristics.

Steven Gee
His sculpture ‘Viridian Concave’ re-evaluates the notions and processes within Early Renaissance paintings. Those of mathematical proportions, perspective and architecture. His work focuses on concepts of the linear using light to influence perception.

Barbara Graham
This work analyses the part that women play in their representation in modern society by translating pornographic images found on the internet into glossy "high art" paintings as a process of reclamation. Barbara Graham believes women are in a tug of war between being free to express their sexuality and encouraging their own objectification.

Tafari Grant
Exploring the use of organic materials in an unconventional way, Tafari Grant has responded to the Pavilion building while pushing the boundaries and limitations of the materials he uses. His work relates to nature and temporary existence, reflecting the continuous changes that create new meaning and possibilities.

Mariwan Karim
Taking inspiration from the geometrical Islamic design of Muslim Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq), Mariwan Karim’s ceramic reliefs, hand-built with ceramic tiles, show traces of the Hellenistic, Persian, Mongol and Turkish influences, which have all left their mark on Iraq’s rich cultural heritage.

Denia Kazakou
The premise of this work is that underneath our skin-colour we all have the same colour flesh. This most recent painting is more sculptural than previous work, as she plots a more descriptive way of working.

Nektaria Lampitsi
In her work Nektaria Lampitsi is exploring whether society still harbours old-fashioned beliefs about women. When a woman enters the marriage bed, her life can be one full of pleasure; or of pain and despair. Her sculpture ‘Pain or Pleasure’ hints simultaneously at an old metal bed and a medical stretcher.

Elevine Lillebuen
Through simplistic familiar elements and materials Elevine Lillebuen aims to reflect upon the present time on earth. Her work is about binding together nature, human faults, and hope, and resolving the resultant challenges.
Vix Martin
Her wall of gradated colour utilises the shape of the gallery ceiling. She exploits the materials of Capitalism for colour and signification; transforming the disposable language of the everyday into a rich paint. 'Wound' is a patchwork of signifiers collectively producing a mass of colour, which embodies blind consumption, death, destruction, and exploitation.

Valeriya N-Georg
This work is the beginning of a series that is a reflection of Valeriya N-Georg’s unconscious, interweaved with memories from the communist regime, which was in power in her native Bulgaria during her formative years. She explains “When drawing I feel sometimes my hand takes control and creates an automatic drawing whose meaning I can only read after it is finished; a page from my memories”.

Viktorija Osipova
The artist utilises processes of etching, embossing and drawing to create a sophisticated collage. Her works focus on her memories of her homeland Lithuania and the comparison between the small town where she grew up and London where she now lives.

Carolina Piteira
Through her painting "Everyone who loves has been born of God" Carolina Piteira is exploring homosexuality and homosexual love in relation to the "Word of God" – it asks the question do God and The Bible condemn this love or condone it?

Larry Poulton
Words Apart” is based on relationships whose meaning is open to interpretation. The physical reflections of the environment are akin to the relationship between the two people within the painting who may be purposefully ignoring each other or interacting, either knowingly or unknowingly, using the electronic world.

Dione Roach
Using liquid emulsion on wood 'Contemplations' is an installation that contains images of literal reflections of light, leaves, water and mirrors but also the sense of reflections as thought. They have a nostalgic and dreamlike quality that relates to the fleetingness of youth and summer, while reflecting on the artist’s home country and her longing for a return to nature.

Julia Rodrigues
Julia Rodrigues’ current practice is informed by Spirituality, Folk Art and organic abstraction using traditional methods of Printmaking, such as etching, along with an experimental approach - with a special focus on mark making.

Edita Treigyte
Using photographic images of night scenery in the big city, Edita Treigyte’s work reflects on London while referencing her life in the former Soviet Union. ‘Frozen’ shows how a tunnel into the unknown looks to newly arriving aliens, travelling towards the light of a new life, while leaving behind the crushed fragments of their old lives.

Karina Vettorel
Karina Vettorel’s work is inspired by her surrounding landscape, captured in photographs; painted or printed to reflect the atmosphere of place and the emotions that were encountered there. By layering the images in ‘Reflections of My Life’ her work maintains a sense of movement between literal and emotional reflection.

Anthia Vryoni
Her work is concerned with the darker side of society, in this piece Anthia Vryoni reflects on the bombings in July in her home country of Cyprus, using colour to symbolise associated feelings. Photographic images are coupled with domestic materials to bring a personal element into a global situation.

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