Yearly Archives: 2012

Euan G. Stewart

Statement

“My work uses anatomical and physiological themes to examine the human condition through drawing and printmaking, often showing a dark comedic underbelly that can be surprisingly disarming given the subject matter.

Twelve Angry Men was created to explore expression and identity, taking inspiration from condensed urban living and the experience of being either part of the crowd or apart from it. In this series, I directly reference the football crowd, where heightened aggression and elation constantly ebb and flow throughout the course of a game (and a season). By putting these contorted, semi photographic faces through the expressive filter of the woodcutting process and displaying them in a judicial framework, I hope to confront the viewer with the very essence of humanity. This also made me think in terms of identity, or the pack mentality of the crowd, where a sense of belonging and freedom to express extreme emotion is accepted as part of the mass.

Identity Crisis I-VI were created with this in mind. The use of a fingerprint as a symbol for identity and the faces as a symbol for individuality remind us of the duality of Man, whilst enhancing the extreme expressions.

Selected Identity Crisis prints were exhibited at this year’s Bite: Artists Making Print exhibition at the Mall Galleries and also at the Pushing Print Festival in Margate, where they were awarded the East London Printmaker’s Prize.”

Euan G. Stewart, November 2012

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Neda Dana-Haeri

Neda Dana-Haeri, born in Iran, has been living in England since 1977. She studied Psychology and Fine Art and currently lives and works in London.

Awarded a Fine Art degree at The Cass School of Art, part of London Metropolitan University.

Neda’s art reflects philosophical concepts, with emphasis on collective unconscious and cultural memory using colour, light and shade. As a painter and printmaker she usually works in series, inspired by poetry and mythology.

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Alice Valentina Biga

Alice Valentina Biga was born in London in 1987. At an early age she moved to her father’s hometown of Cuneo, Italy. In 2010 she completed a BA degree in Fine Arts at the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, where she discovered most of the printmaking techniques she uses today. Etching is the technique she experiments with most, and which she uses to investigate the theme of the necessity of memory in relation to death. In September 2012 she exhibited her work in the Postgraduate Show at Camberwell College of Arts to complete her MA degree in Printmaking. Simultaneously she exhibited at the Mall Galleries as part of Bite: Artists making prints.

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Training

  • October 2011- September 2012: Master of Arts Visual Arts (Printmaking), Camberwell College of Arts, London – UK.
  • 2006- 2010: BA in graphic arts, Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, Torino – Italy.
  • 2001- 2006: level in Art, Art School “Ego Bianchi,” Cuneo – Italy.

Other Relevant Experiences

September 2012:

  • Awarded “East London Printmakers Prize 2012”.
  • BITE: ARTISTS MAKING PRINTS, Mall Galleries, Federation of British Artists , London
  • Virtual exhibition on ArtFinder.com http://www.artfinder.com/ as partnership of BITE
  • MA show, Camberwell College of Arts, London

May 2012:

  • EMIT, group exhibition, New Gallery, London

November 2009 : Second Prize Winner

  • Premio Nazionale per Giovani Incisori – GINO CARRERA – 2 Edizione 2009 (National Award for Young Engravers – GINO CARRERA – 2nd Edition 2009)

Rhed Fawell

Statement

I am interested in using collage, drawing and finally screen printing to explore the deconstruction of images and a process of re-assemblage to create a poetical narrative. I take inspiration from nature and from the human form, focusing on human fragility.

The pictures create their own stories, as I work on them they take on a life of their own, forming narratives that are completed in the viewer’s imagination.

Background

BA Hons (Fine Art 1997) Middlesex University/Cooper Union NY.

Alongside my studio practice I am also a senior Lecturer at Middlesex University on the Graphics course.

Exhibitions

  • Happy Birthday Edward Lear: Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden, London, 2012
  • Euro Arts Open studios June 2012
  • Penny Fielding Gallery and Interiors, Walthamstow, London, 2012
  • Concourse Gallery Southampton, 2012
  • The Original Gallery September 2012
  • Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2012

Contact

www.rhed.co.uk
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07969 598452

Melissa Pender

Statement

Melissa Pender studied Fine Art at the Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, specialising in Printmaking. Her practice is about issues that interest her in a political sense, specifically ideas of public and private space. The work includes camera-less photography, painting and printmaking.

Education

  • 2008 – 2012
    BA Fine Art (Hons). Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design,
    London Metropolitan University.
  • 1990 – 1994
    BA English Literature.
    Newcastle University, Australia.

Awards:

  • David Skingle Prize for outstanding printmaking 2012

Previous Shows:

  • 3 – 15 September 2012 – Bite: Artists making prints, Mall Galleries, The Mall, SW1.
  • 6 October 2012 – Photomonth Photofair, Spitalfields Traders Market, Brushfield St, E1 6AA.
  • 2012 – Common Art Weekender, The Bread & Roses, Clapham, SW4.
  • 2012 – Degree Show, Sir John Cass Department of Art, Media and Design, London.
  • 2012 – Avant Première, Arbeit Gallery, Helmet Row, London.

www.melissapender.com

Kate Poland

Descriptions of my work

  1. Lupus & Aries – an etching based on the constellation of sheep in a field in Wales
  2. Kensal Green 2 – This is from a series of plates I printed after burying them in the ground for a month. The natural acids in the soil etched the zinc.
  3. Highway in Mindanao (Including Roadblocks). I made this plate while driving through a conflict area in the southern Philippines. The movements and swervings of the car drew the image.
  4. Scarlet Emperor. Aquatint based on the pattern on a runner bean.
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