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Conrad Johnson

Conrad Johnson studied fine art at Beckenham School of Art, Ravensbourne College of Art and Design, and Goldsmiths College.

‘Any scene, whether landscape, portrait, interior, whatever… I see as a pattern of flat shapes, each with a variety of tone, colour and texture, that fit together like a jigsaw… you just have to colour in the shapes you see in front of you… I wish…’

Summer 2021′ No.3
Painting in acrylic
41 x 30 cm

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Summer 2021′ No.1
Painting in acrylic
30 x 41 cm

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Summer 2021′ No.2
Painting in acrylic
41 x 30 cm

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Denise Brandrith

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I am a contemporary mixed media artist specialising in painting and drawing. I enjoy experimenting with ink, pen, collage, oils and acrylic. I work in a range of mediums, however, currently create fine art using pen, paint, and alcohol inks. Often creating unique abstract outcomes which can be refined with a diverse range of drawing and painting processes. I find alcohol inks enables me to create patterns and forms which can lead into exciting colour combinations. I take my inspiration from the images surrounding me, use them to inspire realistic or abstract paintings.

Freya
Alcohol ink and acrylic paint on board
47cm X 16cm

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Myles
Alcohol ink and acrylic paint on board
47cm X 16cm

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Dinah Kazakoff

Child
Ink on paper

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Entangled
Ink on paper

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Together
Ink on paper

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Eddie Saint-Jean

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The young woman in the photo turns her head towards a new dawn, a new beginning, a rebirth beyond the chaos of Covid-19. Because of its deliberately misleading composition and lighting, it could almost be a baroque or rococo painting from the 18th century, set on an aristocratic veranda with the woman awaiting party guests that never arrive. But instead it depicts a 21st-century Persian migrant escaping the restrictions of Covid isolation by having a ‘Feast of Friends’ alone surrounded by urban nature in Hampstead Pergola, awaiting guests who never arrive because they were never invited.

A Feast Of Friends
Photography
30 x 20″

£750

Eden Leeds

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My name is Eden, I’m 20 years old and I’m a Fine Art student. I was born and raised in Corby, my experiences growing up here influencing my work as an artist. The theme of this exhibition really spoke to me because I feel like the environment we’ve all inhabited in this past year has been a quite insular one. For me, lockdown was a time for personal reflection which is something I’ve tried to convey in these self portraits, using gouache on paper. I wanted to paint myself inhabiting my own headspace, a mental environment, from the perspective of a non-existent on looker in the physical environment. And of course I have painted myself in my favourite shirt, which has faired me well through many days of failed baking experiments and playing animal crossing during the pandemic.

Isolation portrait #1
Gouache painting on paper
16.5 x 11 inches

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Isolation portrait #2
Gouache painting on paper
15.5 x 11 inches

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Emmie Morris

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Emmie Morris is a writer artist currently based in Nottingham. Her practice revolves around auto-theory, the combination of criticism within a narrative voice, personal experience and how the voice can switch positionality. Within her written work she aims to push hybrid forms of writing, combining together poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction to show how writing can fit within the context of contemporary art today.

Because
Video
Displayed on 10inch video monitor

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Evie Medland

I have chosen to show portraits of what has mattered most during lockdown, family and music!

Years gone by
Drawing
13 x 9 inches

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Ariana
Painting
12 x 9 inches

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My Grandad
Painting
13 x 9 inches

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Fanoulla Georgiou

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In terms of my own practice, I try to be a diverse visual artist; often turning to mixed media and photography to illustrate the concepts of space, existence and vision. I focuses on detailing and observation, by breaking down the subject matter; usually a location, into layers of image, text and colour. From my perspective, everything is viewed as temporary and is a creative exploration of the world that I’ve suddenly found myself in.

Portrait Of A City (Twilight Hours)
Photography on acrylic (limited edition)
100 x 75 cm

£300

Portrait Of A City (Midday Facade)
Photography on wood (limited edition)
60 x 40 cm

£150

Portrait Of A City
Photography on acrylic (limited edition)
100 x 75 cm

£300

Glen Taylor

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Joker
Charcoal drawing on Bristol vellum paper
11 x 11 inches

£110

Amy
Graphite pencil on paper
7 x 6 inches

£30

The thinker
Graphite on Bristol smooth paper
8 x 6 inches

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