Mahrukh is a London based artist, who is inspired by geometry, colour and patterns in the natural world. She uses traditional methods, materials and discipline that have been brought down through a master- apprentice linage from the Ottoman, Persian and Mughal empires.
She has a special interest and specialises in the arts of the book, namely Mughal & Persian miniature painting and Ottoman manuscript illumination.
Mahrukh's work has been exhibited locally and internationally. She works on community outreach projects, offers workshops and is a visiting tutor at the Princes school of traditional arts.
Martin Brouillette is a French Canadian painter based in London, U.K. His work has been shown In Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York and London. His approach to painting refers to Formalism and it involves the exploration of digital media. Canadian financial institutions such as Desjardins and RBC have collected his paintings.
Born: 1971 (47 years old), Montreal, Canada Education: UQÀM, Université du Québec à Montréal
“My latest studio practice consists of a fetishist relationship with oil paint and my interest in digital technology. My main concern is to build layers while creating balance within multiple languages and relationships. The successions of layers in my paintings are meticulously planned. They are executed in various manners and have distinctive intentions. Each layer is meant to complement, enhance or discredit each other deliberately. This process involves initially exploring composition, colour, shape, rhythm, intuition, and control through digital drawings. I then intend to translate the acquired information onto the canvas while referring to painting's culture and its capacity. This formalist approach enables me to create a space where meaning lays within the medium, as well as its physical and emotional possibilities. As a result, I am free to make a new leap of faith with each new mark, embrace structure and disorder simultaneously, and indulge with the notion of relevance.”
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With the belief that observational figurative painting has a place in contemporary art, he has won prestigious painting prizes.
In 2014 he was awarded the Gordon Hulson Prize for “Draughtsmanship, Variety & Exploration.” Since then he has been selected for inclusion in high-profile gallery exhibitions including; the Columbia Threadneedle Prize, The National Open Art Comp, the ING Discerning Eye, The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize. and this year was selected by Grayson Perry for the main room at the Royal Academy’s Summer Show.
Moved by the disquiet of the abandoned building, a forgotten space, a night time petrol station or an empty shop, Tim Goffe’s painterly style is a balance of precision and expressive mark-making, which has developed from his desire to translate into oil paintings the emotional effects light can evoke. He looks for beauty in the ordinary, and inspiration in the mundane.
My work covers painting, sculpture and installation work. It is mainly based on the financial markets in the City of London.
I have sculpted a series of fibreglass suits based on city traders. These have been exhibited and collected by universities and city institutions.
My paintings are abstract. The urban environment of the city is my main influence. I mix my own pigments to achieve a soft dry surface, using mainly ultramarine and Prussian blue pigments.
I have also made a series of Perspex boxes combining text sourced from the Financial Times and photography of the city institutions. This conceptual work concerns life in ‘The City’, The fluctuating markets, take-overs and mergers, and the excessive bonus payouts.
Andrew McIntosh was born in Grantown On Spey in the Highlands of Scotland in 1979. Following studies at Edinburgh’s Telford College 1997-99, he held his first solo exhibition at the Highland Mori museum in 2001. Since then he has exhibited widely across the UK, including at the Carnegie Club at Skibo castle in Sutherland, and the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. In 2014 he won the Towry Award for Best in Show at the National Open Art Competition at Somerset House in London, and was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Museum in Liverpool, as well as being selected to exhibit in Here Today in London, curated by Artwise. Following his solo exhibition 'You Were Shit in the 80s' at James Freeman Gallery in 2015, his large painting 'RA!' was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 2016, and he was nominated for the Pulse Art Prize in Miami 2016. Collections include Simmons & Simmons; The Ivy; Vanessa Branson (founder of the Marrakech Biennale); and Mr & Mrs Barney Moores (family of John Moores).
Matthew Joseph is an advertising and commercial photographer specialising in people, portraits and lifestyle photography. Based in London but working worldwide he is bold, vibrant and contemporary in style and portrays an obvious love for the camera and his art.
Natalia Ferber is an international artist working with the dichotomy of Air(e) and Land(ed) within the concept of time and space. Events, places, displace, memories, stories and reality take place on her work, represented through paintings, collages, objects and machines.
Max is a London based Stage Designer who graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2001. He was the winner of The Linbury Biennial Prize for Stage Design in 2001, and has since continued to design productions across the UK and abroad.
Aris Raissis was born in Cairo in 1962, and is of Greek origin. He studied at The Chelsea School of Fine Art followed by the Byam Shaw School of Art, graduating in 1985.
During his studies Aris developed a focus on figurative painting, portraiture and still life subjects, and which continues to inspire his work today. Referencing artists such as Van Dyke and Rembrandt, Aris’s consistent aim is to apply the techniques of the Old Masters, whilst addressing contemporary subject matter. Working in oil as well as charcoal and pastel as media, Aris’s work as a whole is underpinned by a continuing fascination for expressionism and realism, as ever evident in his sensitive portrait interpretations.
Aris’s work has been exhibited in numerous prestigious contexts, including at The Royal Society of Portrait Painters (1986) and with a number of renowned London galleries. He was also selected as one of the nine members of The British Federation of the Old Masters’ Society (1994). Aris’s high-profile commissions include a portrait of HRH Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (1995).
Aris works mostly upon commission and his paintings and drawings can be found in reputable collections throughout the world, including in Mexico, USA, Egypt, Italy, Spain and the UK.
Painting in oil on linen and wood board with focus on the expressive power of pure pigments.
Painting process includes spontaneous alla prima pieces from life and carefully considered work built up over longer periods.
Strong interest in landscape and nature in their symbolic and archetypal dimensions.
Seeking to evoke the sense of the Presence, the Being and the Self. Searching for the traces of Time in flowers, trees and objects.