|Posted on 1 November, 2016 at 19:35||comments (1)|
Maciej “Altus” Pajor.
Altus is a skilled polish artist capable of creating works in both contemporary and traditional styles.
Maciej ‘Altus’ Pajor is of Polish decent and was born in 1965.From the age of four he was taught to paint by his father, also an exceptionally talented artist. Altus subsequently spent much of his adult life moving around Europe gaining insight into the different styles of painting that he was capable of producing. He spent a number of years in Germany and supplied major galleries with paintings of both a classical and contemporary nature. He acquired his nickname of Altus as a result of his profound insight into the human spirit. His ability to capture both the frailties and beauty of human nature have resulted in him being compared in style to the great Robert Lenkiewicz. In particular, his series of Elders and Fallen Angels show with such passion and realism the torment and temptation that life throws at us. As well as being a successful artist, Altus has also lived close to nature whilst working his family farm for many years. Now that his family has grown, he has moved with them to the United Kingdom, where he now spends long hours each day creating his masterpieces. One day he will paint a country scene in the style of Constable; whilst the next he will be creating a haunting scene not dissimilar to the work of Edvard Munch. Although Altus has superb artistic talent, it is perhaps his extraordinary imagination that sets him aside from the crowd.
|Posted on 15 May, 2016 at 9:25||comments (1)|
Zinsky is a self-taught artist born and brought up in the UK. He appeared on the art scene in 2008 and has made quite an impact with his unique portraits, gaining followers and collectors from all over the world and from all walks of life. His individual style fuses classical portraiture with his admiration of street art and abstract expressionism.
After spending several years living in Barcelona, Edinburgh and Brighton, Zinsky now lives to the north of Madrid in Spain.
He is represented by Demontfort Fine Art.
It all started in Spalding .......
Back in 2008 after months of working alongside close friend and gallery owner Mark Fisher it was clear to see the demand for Zinsky's truly unique style of work was huge, an exhibition was planned....
Over the 4 days the exhibition was held at The Lincolnshire Galley all 60 works sold for around £1000 each making the show a raging success. Mark says: “It was amazing, but it didn’t stop there. Zinsky decided to live and work in Barcelona for a while and produced a series of vibrant street scenes and landscapes – quite different from his punchy portrayals of celebrities. These comprised his second exhibition in 2010 – and this time it only took 15 minutes for every single painting to be snapped up by keen collectors".
Mark and Zinsky provided paintings for a number of celebrities back in the day....
To date, Zinsky original art collectors are world-wide, with UK aficionados including Maxim of the Prodigy,HRH Princess Anne and Dragon’s Den multi-millionaire businessman Duncan Ballatyne.
Demand continued to grow to the point where paintings were being sold before viewings and even before they were 100% dry. As time went on the style of Zinsky's work became more confident and much more experimental, the artist has no limits.
It was not long after the two successfull local exhibitions that Zinsky's talent was spotted by the UK's leading art publisher and seller of fine art Demontfort Fine Art. Signing and exclusive contract all work is now sold via Demontfort.
Demontfort-"Zinsky's remarkable portraits capture the essence of his subject in a way that sets his work apart from that of his contemporaries. In a world where the art of the icon is in such great demand, he brings something new and exciting to this hugely popular genre. The confidence and skill he demonstrates within his compositions combines with the speed and spontaneity with which he works, demonstrating a raw talent that is completely natural".
Zinsky's first major exhibition was soon penciled in upon his arrival to Demont. Claredon Fine Art in Mayfair is a stunning venue in the heart of London (with a fantastic boozer across the road, big up the Clarence!!!) Zinsky's work held its own amongst some of the counties most recognised artists on show in the various galleries around the Mayfair area.
The show was again a huge success.
Zinsky continues working with Demontfort and after a number of shows and selling paintings across the country his carrer looks to be going from strength to strength.
For more info and updates from the studio follow Zinsky on Facebook and Twitter
For available works and infomation regarding a commission of your own contact Demontfort via www.demontfortfineart.co.uk
|Posted on 3 May, 2016 at 0:40||comments (0)|
Emma Black is a freelance illustrator and artist from the UK.
She graduated in 2012 from the University of Westminster with a First Class honours degree in illustration and is currently studying her MA in Fine Art.
Emma works primarily in pencil and monoprint, with a nice mix of digital elements.
We have been framing Emma's work for many years now and every new piece that arrives is better than the last. Over the years Emma has experimented with many different mediums but the one thing that has stayed the same is her truly unique style.
Recently Emma exhibited 2 new works to the Cambridge Sustainability Art Prize....
Sustainability Art Prize
The Sustainability Art Prize for students Private View saw a full house at the Ruskin Gallery on Thursday 14th April.
The commended works are Roots by Cathy Faithfull, a BA Fine Art student and Not As Recycled As You Think, a compilation of posters addressing deforestation, agro-industry and its relation to carbon emissions and climate change, created by Hsiang-yu Chen, MA Illustration and Book Arts student.
The former reminds us of Deleuzian rhyzomatic connections and how sustainability is about being aware of how everything is connected and interdependent. The latter represents a wonderful example of the power that illustration and graphic design posses to convey a message as complex and multilayered as sustainability.
The 3rd Prize is Nowhere, or not quite here yet, until now…as long as it takes by Justyna Latoch , a BA(Hons) Fine Art student working in collaboration with Lucas Kreoff, BA(Hons) Graphic Design).
This work speaks of Braidotti’s Nomadic Theory and addresses the idea of movement as a strategy for survival, nomadic thinking as a new permanent state of being in a world in constant flux and issues related to the geopolitical management of the land.
The second prize was awarded to The Imagined Past and the Forgotten Future – An Archive for Orford Ness, by Vic Dawson, MA Printmaking Year 2 . This is a piece which touches in retro and subdued tones issues of history, conservation and historic collective memory. It brings together the idea that conservation is about caring rather than preserving the status quo and points out at the opportunities that can arise from social enterprises in relation to sustainability.
Scar Tissue, by MA Fine Art student Artist Activists, obtained the the first prize of the competition. This is a laboriously crafted and beautifully presented piece which shows evidence of good research and is anchored in solid and extensive investigation of its subject matter. Scar Tissue questions the interrelation of the human condition and the images we produce and access through technology. It suggests that we tend to accept the unthinkable as long as it is mediated by technology, which simultaneously brings us closer and distances us from the consequences of our actions, from what we do the planet, to ourselves and to each other. Ultimately, this work puts forward, in a compelling aesthetic gesture, the idea that governing our world though violence is unsustainable and invites us to take a closer look into uncomfortable topics, insinuating that we can only change those difficult truths by getting close to them, close enough to understand and transform them.
Statement from Emma..
"I am a process artist who creates work through experimentation of media and techniques. In my work I like to show a curiosity not just about the concept being illustrated, but the process and journey that the work undertakes, and to me the development and sketchbook work is of paramount importance to the route and formation of the final work. Using mainly traditional methods I produce work that is informed with extensive research, to create decorative and intelligent illustrations.
My work is full of carefully detailed drawings, juxtaposed with spontaneous processes such as Mono Print to create pieces that are both loose and restricted at the same time. I can apply my approach to a range of techniques and mediums, and various types of projects.
I take a lot of inspiration from the natural world, I am particularly interested with our different views towards animals and the changes the world is currently going through"
For more info on Emma and her work ..
E-mail: [email protected]