FIVE FIGURATIVE ARTISTS
Saturday 23rd July to Sunday 31st July 2022 from 11.00am to 5.00pm daily.
TWO NEW ARTISTS
NEOVI VLASSOPOULOU WALES
Meet the new artists on the OPENING DAY Saturday 23rd July 2022 between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.
Your chance to meet TIFFANY and NEOVI to ask them any questions that you might have about their work.
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NEW TIFFANY BARBER
Tiffany (b.1994) is a graduate of ECA, the Edinburgh College of Art (2012-16) which included an exchange year at the Hungarian University of Fine Art (2013).
The painting of the sculpture ‘The Three Graces’ is combined with elements that suggest heartbreak. The title and stance of the three women can be depicted in many ways. The placement of the knife in the heart pillow can suggest sadness or rage in combination with the women. This is open to interpretation depending on what they themselves experienced or are experiencing.
The painting features the iconic sculpture of David by Michelangelo. It humorously expresses the guilt felt when shopping with large online platforms. Something that we are all guilty of and can therefore sympathise with David’s shame. Even when we try to do our best to shop locally, sometimes it is too hard to resist the temptation and ease of next day delivery.
The bust of Beethoven wearing the large headphones attempts to connect us to our love of music, or more humorously with our newfound reality of WFH ‘Work From Home’ life. His stern expression explains the way he feels about it all. There is an irony hidden within the painting as Beethoven became completely deaf at the age of 44.
The sculpture in the painting has pixelated areas over the eyes, mouth and ears emanating the proverbial principle ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’. The combination of this and the artwork’s title hints at our own ignorance of the complexities of life and the things that we don’t know or rather, the things we don’t want to know.
The painting considers a sculpture by the 19th Century artist Harriet Hosmer titled ‘Beatrice Cenci’ sculpted in 1857. The painting expresses the loneliness or isolation that we can often feel in modern society and modern love. The mobile phone in her hand has been strategically placed and the title carefully chosen to create a scenario that many of us can relate to. Relying on our mobile devices as a companion to make us feel in touch with people can often take you further away from reality. With the advances in technology and the decrease in sense of community, the world can become a very lonely and isolating place.
Censorship in this work humorously hints at censorship gone wrong. Only one part of her nude figure is being censored and the other not. Who is the ultimate decider of what is deemed so inappropriate that it should be hidden from us ? This painting is a take on how censorship can be used badly.
The Roman Olympian using a clock as a discus encapsulates how precious our time is and how often it feels like it is running away from us. After the world took a pause for a year (or two) it seems we are all playing a game of catch up in a world that already demands so much of out time.
The painting is of the God of War, Ares. In the painting Ares casually holds a prank gun. It hints that perhaps war to him is just a game, a power move to get something that he wants. We can question where a leader’s loyalty stands when they believe the best solution it to send their own people to their deaths to get something that they may want for themselves.
The Greek mythological character in this painting shows a struggle between Hercules and Neesus (the Centaur). A newspaper has been placed in the hand of Hercules as he strikes Neesus. This is to depict the news stories that we are so often bombarded with and can feel betrayed by when the facts have so obviously been distorted.
Stephanie Rew (b.1971) studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee (1990-94)
Kathryn (b.1996) initially studied photography. It was only in 2017 when she met the artist Garry Brander that she re-started her training (4/5 years of intense one-to-one training at the private Garry Brander Academy of Art).
Katy has found her hugely popular niche in her modern poster-like young, fashion, retro, rebellious, glamour vibe.
Iain Holman (b.1962) studied at the Open College of Arts (2013-16)
NEW NEOVI VLASSOPOULOU WALES
Neovi Vlassopoulou Wales (b.1993) studied at the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee (2011-15).
Neovi's paintings are presented in a sequence of events. They describe Neovi leaving a toxic relationship, the pleasure of coming out of Hell, drawing on the strength of her family foundations, the moment of acceptance that things needed to change, the intensity of the awakening and transformation, stepping out into your power, rebirth, new emotions and a new world then broadening her new horizons and finding a new harmony.