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  Susana Bravo    June 2018 – September 2018 - Club Room    International, Portuguese-based is a figurative painter. She works predominantly in oil but also enjoys creating artwork in a variety of mixed media that focuses on connecting factual and fictional female characters as her central plot line; and includes a stream of consciousness heavily influenced by the characters created by the Virginia Woolf's books.   Susana's paintings are an explosion of colour, objects and scenes. Her prominence has grown across Portugal and beyond, and her work can be found in museums, galleries, businesses and private homes, as she creates more and more of her work on a commissioned basis.   Susana has been developing her practice for over 30 years. She has studied sculpture, painting and other art forms in locations including: Mexico City, London, Lisbon, and in her own city of Porto.   She has a fine art degree from the prestigious Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Portugal.   London, and later transferred to London’s famous Truman Brewery. The exhibition featured a selection of images from Excursions, a project showcasing images captured while traveling in South America. Andrew’s next  

Susana Bravo

June 2018 – September 2018 - Club Room
 
International, Portuguese-based is a figurative painter. She works predominantly in oil but also enjoys creating artwork in a variety of mixed media that focuses on connecting factual and fictional female characters as her central plot line; and includes a stream of consciousness heavily influenced by the characters created by the Virginia Woolf's books.
 
Susana's paintings are an explosion of colour, objects and scenes. Her prominence has grown across Portugal and beyond, and her work can be found in museums, galleries, businesses and private homes, as she creates more and more of her work on a commissioned basis.
 
Susana has been developing her practice for over 30 years. She has studied sculpture, painting and other art forms in locations including: Mexico City, London, Lisbon, and in her own city of Porto.
 
She has a fine art degree from the prestigious Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Portugal.
 
London, and later transferred to London’s famous Truman Brewery. The exhibition featured a selection of images from Excursions, a project showcasing images captured while traveling in South America. Andrew’s next
 

  Lindsay Terhorst North     July 2018 – September 2018 – 1st Floor    A South African born, London based mixed media painter and installation artist.  She explores personal issues of identity, change, displacement and value. Her earlier figurative work of trees were raw, layered and reflected her identity and connection with how trees weathered the elements.  As the latest new talent at Blacks - exhibiting in the restaurant and gin room - Lindsay's more abstract oil paintings called "Alignment series" is a development of her relationship with trees; in their purest, reducted form. This series is supported by a contrast of smaller mixed media paintings reflecting the harsher mark-making textural surfaces of trees.  

Lindsay Terhorst North

July 2018 – September 2018 – 1st Floor
 
A South African born, London based mixed media painter and installation artist.

She explores personal issues of identity, change, displacement and value. Her earlier figurative work of trees were raw, layered and reflected her identity and connection with how trees weathered the elements.

As the latest new talent at Blacks - exhibiting in the restaurant and gin room - Lindsay's more abstract oil paintings called "Alignment series" is a development of her relationship with trees; in their purest, reducted form. This series is supported by a contrast of smaller mixed media paintings reflecting the harsher mark-making textural surfaces of trees.
 

 This exhibition shows work by sculpture collective Bask, formed of  Angus Ogilvie ,  Dominic McHenry  and  Jim Shepherd  as well as solo work by  Dominic McHenry .   June 2018 - September 2018   Bask have been working as a collective since 2015 and all graduated from the University of the Arts London. They now specialise in creating large outdoor commissions.  Bask’s most recent project ‘Sangar’ is currently exhibited at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer in Buckinghamshire. Alongside these large scale projects they have created two different series of abstract sculptures that are made for interior spaces. ‘What the Thunder Said’ was a series of sixteen works made from reclaimed oak and black pigment. They were first exhibited in London in May 2017, there are now four available works remaining.  These totem like shapes appear to have the ability to move yet stand ominously in space. The second series of works are cast abstract concrete sculptures titled ‘Sangar’.  Sangar, derived from the Persian word for stone, is a term used to describe a fortified stone wall created for protection when trenches are not possible. A six foot version of ‘Sangar VII’ can be seen at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer.  Dominic McHenry is a British Sculpture currently based in London. His abstract wooden sculptures are finished with oil or acrylic paint to give the work this shiny tactile finish. McHenry is also exhibiting two etchings which show the artists continued fascination with angular abstract forms and the multiplicity of shapes in interior spaces.

This exhibition shows work by sculpture collective Bask, formed of Angus Ogilvie, Dominic McHenry and Jim Shepherd as well as solo work by Dominic McHenry.

June 2018 - September 2018

Bask have been working as a collective since 2015 and all graduated from the University of the Arts London. They now specialise in creating large outdoor commissions.

Bask’s most recent project ‘Sangar’ is currently exhibited at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer in Buckinghamshire. Alongside these large scale projects they have created two different series of abstract sculptures that are made for interior spaces. ‘What the Thunder Said’ was a series of sixteen works made from reclaimed oak and black pigment. They were first exhibited in London in May 2017, there are now four available works remaining.

These totem like shapes appear to have the ability to move yet stand ominously in space. The second series of works are cast abstract concrete sculptures titled ‘Sangar’.

Sangar, derived from the Persian word for stone, is a term used to describe a fortified stone wall created for protection when trenches are not possible. A six foot version of ‘Sangar VII’ can be seen at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer.

Dominic McHenry is a British Sculpture currently based in London. His abstract wooden sculptures are finished with oil or acrylic paint to give the work this shiny tactile finish. McHenry is also exhibiting two etchings which show the artists continued fascination with angular abstract forms and the multiplicity of shapes in interior spaces.

  Tom French    November 2017 - Bar and Snug   'Born in 1982, Tom French grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England. Tom began his studies at the Newcastle School of Art and Design and went on to graduate from the Sheffield Institute of Art and Design achieving a first class BA Honors in 2005.   Through his work, French focuses on the reflection of the conscious and unconscious mind. His oil paintings are a skillful combination of academic realism and surrealism, enveloped in carefree, loose and ostensibly unfinished abstract forms.   This unique fusion of figurative realism and lively abstraction treads the fine line between the beautiful and the unsettling, allowing layers of narrative to filter through whilst bringing life and movement to his compositions.'

Tom French

November 2017 - Bar and Snug

'Born in 1982, Tom French grew up in Newcastle Upon Tyne, North East England. Tom began his studies at the Newcastle School of Art and Design and went on to graduate from the Sheffield Institute of Art and Design achieving a first class BA Honors in 2005. 

Through his work, French focuses on the reflection of the conscious and unconscious mind. His oil paintings are a skillful combination of academic realism and surrealism, enveloped in carefree, loose and ostensibly unfinished abstract forms. 

This unique fusion of figurative realism and lively abstraction treads the fine line between the beautiful and the unsettling, allowing layers of narrative to filter through whilst bringing life and movement to his compositions.'

  William Hogarth - Moralising art    Permanent collection - Den and staircase   Best known for his moral and satirical engravings and paintings, William Hogarth was the first great English-born artist to attract admiration abroad.  “Hogarth has no school, nor has he ever been imitated with tolerable success.”  —William Hogarth  Born in England on November 10, 1697, William Hogarth began at a private drawing school, where he joined other students drawing from casts and live models. His first dated painting is  The Beggar's Opera  (1728), which emphasises Hogarth's prevailing interests: His involvement with the theatre and with down-to-earth, comic subjects. Though never neglected, Hogarth is chiefly remembered for his satiric engraving more than his painting. He died on October 26, 1764.

William Hogarth - Moralising art

Permanent collection - Den and staircase

Best known for his moral and satirical engravings and paintings, William Hogarth was the first great English-born artist to attract admiration abroad.

“Hogarth has no school, nor has he ever been imitated with tolerable success.”

—William Hogarth

Born in England on November 10, 1697, William Hogarth began at a private drawing school, where he joined other students drawing from casts and live models. His first dated painting is The Beggar's Opera (1728), which emphasises Hogarth's prevailing interests: His involvement with the theatre and with down-to-earth, comic subjects. Though never neglected, Hogarth is chiefly remembered for his satiric engraving more than his painting. He died on October 26, 1764.

 
 
 

Past shows

  Hormazd Narielwalla - Paper Dolls    Nov 2017 - Jan 2018 - First Floor   The artist Hormazd Narielwalla is as much a magnificent narrator as he is a skilled tailor of intricate visual stories.   Born in India and now living in London, with recent shows at Southbank Centre and the Royal Academy, Narielwalla has carved out his unique place on the contemporary art scene as the master puppeteer, instilling new life into paper shapes from the past through the creation of rich layers of meaning, symbolism and sublime abstract patterns of colour and form alike.   Paper Dolls  at Blacks Club brings together a collection of his signature abstract collage works on vintage sewing patterns, alongside a set of six figurative self-portraits, where Narielwalla casts himself as a mysterious Geisha.

Hormazd Narielwalla - Paper Dolls

Nov 2017 - Jan 2018 - First Floor

The artist Hormazd Narielwalla is as much a magnificent narrator as he is a skilled tailor of intricate visual stories.   Born in India and now living in London, with recent shows at Southbank Centre and the Royal Academy, Narielwalla has carved out his unique place on the contemporary art scene as the master puppeteer, instilling new life into paper shapes from the past through the creation of rich layers of meaning, symbolism and sublime abstract patterns of colour and form alike.

Paper Dolls at Blacks Club brings together a collection of his signature abstract collage works on vintage sewing patterns, alongside a set of six figurative self-portraits, where Narielwalla casts himself as a mysterious Geisha.

  Baldwin Gallery - The Sublunary World    June - August 2017   The Sublunary World brings together the polymorphic figures of Royal Academician Tim Shaw’s Middle World with the Anthropocene skulls and Future Imperfect body-landscapes of Canadian photographer David Ellingsen and the self-portraiture of photographer Meryl McMaster.

Baldwin Gallery - The Sublunary World

June - August 2017

The Sublunary World brings together the polymorphic figures of Royal Academician Tim Shaw’s Middle World with the Anthropocene skulls and Future Imperfect body-landscapes of Canadian photographer David Ellingsen and the self-portraiture of photographer Meryl McMaster.

  Andrew Meredith - Introversion    Feb - March 2018 - Den   Andrew studied Photography at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2002 with Honours.  Andrew’s editorial and personal projects have also gained his photography high-profile recognition from industry press. He was awarded ‘Best in Book’ in Creative Review’s Photography Annual for his Slaughterhouse series. His third project to be featured in the annual. Shortly after, Andrew’s first solo exhibition opened in 2010 at Riverside Studios, London, and later transferred to London’s famous Truman Brewery. The exhibition featured a selection of images from Excursions, a project showcasing images captured while traveling in South America. Andrew’s next personal project ‘Hashima’ documented the former Japanese mining Island of the same name which was exhibited at Photofusion in 2014 later transferring to the Ace Hotel walls in 2015.  Andrew is currently working on ‘Introversion’. A project exploring spatial nothingness.    His loyal clients include:  Mother, Chanel, Burberry, Selfridges, Hermes, Penhaligons, Ace Hotel, Moooi, Google, Jo Loves, Laufen, Grohe, HansGrohe, Frame Magazine, Icon Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Blueprint Magazine, Ideat Magazine, Elle Décor, Penguin Books, Laurence King Publishing, Esquire Magazine, Renzo Piano, Balmond Studio, Jamie Fobert Architects, Stiff & Trevillion, Universal Design Studios, Barber & Osgerby, Johnson Ribolla, Ballymore.

Andrew Meredith - Introversion

Feb - March 2018 - Den

Andrew studied Photography at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2002 with Honours.

Andrew’s editorial and personal projects have also gained his photography high-profile recognition from industry press. He was awarded ‘Best in Book’ in Creative Review’s Photography Annual for his Slaughterhouse series. His third project to be featured in the annual. Shortly after, Andrew’s first solo exhibition opened in 2010 at Riverside Studios, London, and later transferred to London’s famous Truman Brewery. The exhibition featured a selection of images from Excursions, a project showcasing images captured while traveling in South America. Andrew’s next personal project ‘Hashima’ documented the former Japanese mining Island of the same name which was exhibited at Photofusion in 2014 later transferring to the Ace Hotel walls in 2015.

Andrew is currently working on ‘Introversion’. A project exploring spatial nothingness. 

His loyal clients include: Mother, Chanel, Burberry, Selfridges, Hermes, Penhaligons, Ace Hotel, Moooi, Google, Jo Loves, Laufen, Grohe, HansGrohe, Frame Magazine, Icon Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Blueprint Magazine, Ideat Magazine, Elle Décor, Penguin Books, Laurence King Publishing, Esquire Magazine, Renzo Piano, Balmond Studio, Jamie Fobert Architects, Stiff & Trevillion, Universal Design Studios, Barber & Osgerby, Johnson Ribolla, Ballymore.

  Gina Soden - Art in ruins    March-May 2017 - First floor   Rather than taking a documentary approach, Soden breathes a sense of life into the scenes, hinting at narrative with studied compositions. Characteristically each image has a distinctly painterly aesthetic, side stepping the tendency that photography has for observational and distanced looking.

Gina Soden - Art in ruins

March-May 2017 - First floor

Rather than taking a documentary approach, Soden breathes a sense of life into the scenes, hinting at narrative with studied compositions. Characteristically each image has a distinctly painterly aesthetic, side stepping the tendency that photography has for observational and distanced looking.

  Stuart Patience - Illustrator    Feb 2018 - April 2018 - Club Room   Stuart Patience is a freelance illustrator based in London. He is represented by Heart Agency, both in London and New York.   Selected Clients:  The Guardian, New York Times, Chipotle, Camden Town Brewery, The Telegraph, Wallpaper* Magazine, Secret Garden Party, Aultmore Whisky, W Magazine, The Barbican, Pushkin Press, Little White Lies, The Big Issue, London College of Fashion, E4, Purdey & Sons Gunmakers, Oliver Ruuger, Topshop, London Sinfonietta, Saville Row, Super Superficial.

Stuart Patience - Illustrator

Feb 2018 - April 2018 - Club Room

Stuart Patience is a freelance illustrator based in London. He is represented by Heart Agency, both in London and New York.

Selected Clients:
The Guardian, New York Times, Chipotle, Camden Town Brewery, The Telegraph, Wallpaper* Magazine, Secret Garden Party, Aultmore Whisky, W Magazine, The Barbican, Pushkin Press, Little White Lies, The Big Issue, London College of Fashion, E4, Purdey & Sons Gunmakers, Oliver Ruuger, Topshop, London Sinfonietta, Saville Row, Super Superficial.

  Baldwin Gallery    Dec 2016 - Feb 2017   Excerpts from  Mobile Forms: Parisian Abstraction to Amerindian Pop

Baldwin Gallery

Dec 2016 - Feb 2017

Excerpts from Mobile Forms: Parisian Abstraction to Amerindian Pop

  grAzie    Feb - March 2018 - 2nd floor   grAzie is a New Zealand born visual artist based in London. Her most recent work is a riotous celebration of life and the love of being a woman.  Exploring the many facets of the female form grAzie ́s girls are captured in personal moments of intimacy, reaction and thought depicted in bright colours to express the beauty within. grAzie`s distinct style blends inspiration from fashion, music and pop youth culture create works that are impaction and evocative. She repeatedly turns to a distinct colour motif that is an intense palette of pastels with pops of neon, muted tones of gold and black. Experimentation with spray paint, acrylic, diamond dust and water based paint on canvas or metallic card brings to life a series of bold and provocative pieces that merge underlying elements of pop, street and abstract art.  grAzie studied Fine Arts at Canterbury University, NZ and went on to travel and paint the world...

grAzie

Feb - March 2018 - 2nd floor

grAzie is a New Zealand born visual artist based in London. Her most recent work is a riotous celebration of life and the love of being a woman.

Exploring the many facets of the female form grAzie ́s girls are captured in personal moments of intimacy, reaction and thought depicted in bright colours to express the beauty within. grAzie`s distinct style blends inspiration from fashion, music and pop youth culture create works that are impaction and evocative. She repeatedly turns to a distinct colour motif that is an intense palette of pastels with pops of neon, muted tones of gold and black. Experimentation with spray paint, acrylic, diamond dust and water based paint on canvas or metallic card brings to life a series of bold and provocative pieces that merge underlying elements of pop, street and abstract art.

grAzie studied Fine Arts at Canterbury University, NZ and went on to travel and paint the world...

  Tomo Campbell - The Hunt    Nov 2016 - Jan 2017   Inspired by a diverse array of source material, Tomo Campbell’s large-scale oil paintings are produced in a manner that he sees as akin to free jazz: constantly altering, extending and breaking down conventions. His abstracted depictions of ‘traditional’ subjects such as hunting, parades and explorers are, as he puts it, ‘never quite solid or whole’, yet they exude an extraordinarily rich sense of vision. ‘I try to paint in a way that makes the paint vibrate’, says Campbell, ‘to make it look light and delicate and on the cusp of shifting’. His bold, layered arrangements of complementary colours, reminiscent of the Rococo, offer multiple focal points and keep the eye in constant motion. Balancing activity and stasis, confidence and doubt, his works occupy a fertile space somewhere between the known and the undiscovered. 

Tomo Campbell - The Hunt

Nov 2016 - Jan 2017

Inspired by a diverse array of source material, Tomo Campbell’s large-scale oil paintings are produced in a manner that he sees as akin to free jazz: constantly altering, extending and breaking down conventions. His abstracted depictions of ‘traditional’ subjects such as hunting, parades and explorers are, as he puts it, ‘never quite solid or whole’, yet they exude an extraordinarily rich sense of vision. ‘I try to paint in a way that makes the paint vibrate’, says Campbell, ‘to make it look light and delicate and on the cusp of shifting’. His bold, layered arrangements of complementary colours, reminiscent of the Rococo, offer multiple focal points and keep the eye in constant motion. Balancing activity and stasis, confidence and doubt, his works occupy a fertile space somewhere between the known and the undiscovered. 

  Vito Drago    Sept-Nov 2017 - Club room     Vito Drago  is an Italian-born artist who studied firstly in Milan and then at Central St Martin's School of Art, London. His solo exhibition Quesito indagine espediente was held in the Castello Beccadelli di Marineo in his hometown of Palermo, Sicily.   Drago works in a variety of media and many of the works illustrated here reflect his interest in the materiality of books and documents. Recent works have included a series of light-boxes - his  Vanitas  series, which allude to 'the ultimate futility of attempts to control appearance' by imposing pierced outlines of schematic 'fashion' designs on to medical x-ray film sheets.    Contact

Vito Drago

Sept-Nov 2017 - Club room

Vito Drago is an Italian-born artist who studied firstly in Milan and then at Central St Martin's School of Art, London. His solo exhibition Quesito indagine espediente was held in the Castello Beccadelli di Marineo in his hometown of Palermo, Sicily. 

Drago works in a variety of media and many of the works illustrated here reflect his interest in the materiality of books and documents. Recent works have included a series of light-boxes - his Vanitas series, which allude to 'the ultimate futility of attempts to control appearance' by imposing pierced outlines of schematic 'fashion' designs on to medical x-ray film sheets. 

Contact