HANNA KACINIEL AND ROWAN ROSIE
TWO PERSON SHOW
Saturday 30th January to Sunday 7th February 2021
SELECT YOUR PAINTING
Call 0141 942 4683 if you have any questions. We can send you photos or have a videocall with you.
We recommend that you make any selection quickly as this is likely to be a HIGH SELLING show due to the artistic importance of both of these artists.
THE NEW SERIES
We are very fortunate to have the work of Hanna Kaciniel.
There is a significant art void in modern 'on canvas' art within the Scottish market. Kaciniel spotted the opportunity and has re-positioned in order to now dominate that space.
For the first 12 years of her life she knows what it was like to live behind the Iron Curtain (Poland) when, ideologically, every aspect of your life was controlled by the state.
When you combine three factors - her exceptional artistic talent, her life experience and her warm character, we get to see something (artistically) very special.
You might say, but these are just reproductions of cakes and sweets etc.
I can assure you they are much more intellectual and underpinned than that. As a gallery we look at the engineering of the art - where it sits on the art grid and what the artist and their art will bring to play. In 30-40 or 100 years time. Scottish Art history will reflect on the period and revel in Kaciniel's critical contribution to our record of society in this period.
We would suggest that a sense of the art-longevity is one of the most important decisions when considering the power of a current-period painting purchase.
On the surface it might be teacakes but they reflect on the popular culture of layers of the current generations (including our grandparents and parents). A post-war renewal phase when we saw some dramatic lifestyle changes with the expansion of modern consumerism driven by powerful brands and corporations and highly effective new mass marketing and advertising. We were taught how to be modern and to eat and snack and generally indulge ourselves.
In any contemporary period assessment, we enjoy these paintings because they reflect many of the consumption icons that invoke pleasure and remind us of our self-indulgence.
That said, when history looks back at this period there might be an alternative not-so-pleasant reflection on society's behaviour.
Kaciniel's double-entendre paintings offer a brilliant and insightful examination and encapsulation of the essence of our 'popular culture' and a flavour (excuse the pun) of the attitudes of a generation.
These paintings are also so special because there are so few of the them. This quality of painting (hyper-realism) takes an inordinate amount of artistic time to produce. Their lifelong rarity
value makes them especially important and valuable.
Some art techniques lend themselves to fast production - these do not.
You might see Kaciniel produce new development forms through time. This new series (listed below), which removes the negative white space or increases scale takes even longer to produce.
These are paintings that you will never classify as 'forgettable'. One look at a Kaciniel painting and it auto-stirs and reminds us of a whole 'developed' bed of consumption emotions that recent generations have been brainwashed to love and appreciate.
Hopefully you will now understand why are are very lucky to have Kaciniel's oversight - at whatever level you choose to look at them - they represent a quite brilliant contribution to Scotland's art development !
You CAN and SHOULD own one (.... or two, or three) !
OUR LIFE IS STILL OUT THERE
PRESS AND DOWNLOAD THIS INTRODUCTION TO ROWAN ROSIE VIDEO
Learn about Rowan Rosie. See her studio and listen to her explain herself and her approach to abstraction.
Rowan Rosie - V3 (less than 100mb for we[...]
MP4 video/audio file [77.4 MB]