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Constanza Pulit

Artist Bio

Constanza Pulit is an Argentinean artist based in London. Using photography as the
starting point of her practice she creates images inspired by the stories and fables she
grew up with.
Her work explores concepts of fantasy, mythology and eroticism.
She manipulates her photographs using a wide variety of printing processes to generate
a dialogue between the image and its physicality. As an alchemist, her images take
different forms till something close to the essence of the story arises.
She creates unsettling dreamlike images that aim to intrigue, confront and challenge the
viewer to face their own desires. Working in these dark recesses of the human psyche
Constanza takes risks and is not frightened of exposing herself.

Education
MA Fine Art Printmaking 2021
University of the Arts, Camberwell

BA Photography 2016
Escuela Argentina de Fotografía

Most recent exhibition
London Grads. Now 2021 Saatchi Gallery

Bina Shah

Bina Shah is a contemporary visual artist based in London (UK).

In her work she explores the sense of place in an intuitive manner. Bina directly translates her experience immersed in the natural and urban environment from which she draws her endless source of inspiration. Her work is often characterised as being monochromatic and through textures, patterns in the sequences of seasons, often focusing on small details employing a close relationship with mediums; using cold wax painting techniques, printmaking, ceramics and mixing materials and methods which become a dominant driver. She selects surfaces that allow her to use a more diverse range of materials, tools and techniques to create textures and reveal undertones.

Her work evolves as a result of experimenting with different materials and techniques, which leads to unexpected discoveries and an uncertain resonance to explore and develop further. Through a process of continual layering, building, etching, abrasion and deconstruction, incorporating indigenous materials, a surface is established, and the resulting image is often ambiguous, challenging perception of the viewer to find their own definition and narrative or may at times echo memories of a place evoking nature or an emotional response. 

Her work conveys a sense of contemplative abstract familiarity.

Currently she is exploring new surfaces to work with including Mokuhanga printmaking techniques to explore further her interest in mark making, tones and textures.

Prices and Awards

Awarded Excellence in Printmaking Prize ELP at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, 2021

Shortlisted for Boodle Hatfield Printmaking Prize 2020

Joint Winner of New Entrants Prize – Broadway Arts Festival, 2020

Winner of Woolwich Contemporary Print Prize 2019

Contact and Links

www.binashah.co.uk

www.instagram.com/bina5hah

www.facebook.com/bina.shah.9674

www.freepaintersandsculptors.co.uk/

Marina Kim

Artist Biography

Marina is descended from Korean families who settled in the Far East of Russia. During Stalin’s time they were forcibly transported to Central Asia, where Marina spent her early life.

A graduate of the prestigious Republican Art College in Uzbekistan, Marina opened her own gallery in Tashkent before moving to London. In 2001 she held her first major exhibition Beyond the Great Silk Road at the Arndean Gallery in Mayfair. Soon after, she and her husband moved to Rye where they opened the Roche Gallery, now in its twentieth year.

She shares her time between painting and printmaking, spending several months to years on one or the other. Painting mediums satisfy her desire for colour and spontaneity. During introspective periods of research and reflection, she turns to drawing and printmaking.

Marina is most known for her evocative portraits, recently gaining international recognition for the portraiture pieces in a rare and challenging printmaking technique of mezzotint.

She sees humans as multilayered, complex creative beings, flickering between the spiritual and material realms of existence. This subtle tension between the opposing aspects of humanity has always been the underlying subject of Marina’s work.

Marina’s artworks and commissioned portraits are part of many private collections around the world.

www.marinakimart.com

www.instagram.com/marinakimart/

www.facebook.com/marinakimart

www.linkedin.com/in/marinakimart/

Marta Dyer-Smith

Art has been my passion since childhood. I’ve been painting for many years but ever since taking part in a printmaking workshop in Thomas Gainsborough Workshop in Sudbury I’ve been crazy about printmaking. I mainly use Collagraphs and Intaglio technique but have been printing hybrid prints as well as enjoyed occasional screenprint. I love sharing my creative process through YouTube @CollagraphPrintmaking as well as on Instagram @marta_ds_art

Paul Hannon

Paul Hannon is a London-based painter and printmaker.

He abandoned a career in financial journalism to pursue a life-long desire to create, rather than to report, and has been exploring the possibilities of painting, woodcuts and linocuts.

Paul’s aim has been to pare away conventional motifs and focus on the barest elements. Horizons are optional, perspective is an unnecessary convention, and all we are left with is a sense of nature in its purest form.

Recent works include a linocut series created to celebrate the Tokyo Olympics and to try to capture the intensity of effort the athletes used to secure victory.

His work is held in private collections in Germany, Ireland and the UK.

paulhannonpaul.com

www.saatchiart.com/account/artworks/1662042

[email protected]

Vanessa Short

I am a London-based artist with roots in north-west England. I use photography, written texts and audio to document social history, specifically the transformation over time of industries, communities and the environment.

My work incorporates old and new processes: images captured with a digital camera emerge as photogravures*, using a long-established printmaking technique that has been revived thanks in part to the advent of digital technologies. I juxtapose these photogravures with verbatim accounts or factual information presented as textual or acoustic overlays.

I have received Arts Council England funding for several creative ventures. Other Side of the Line, 2015, arose from an extensive period investigating the repercussions of the 1984 – 85 miners’ strike. The strike marked a seismic shift in the UK’s industrial and economic landscape and has great personal significance for me: my grandfather and father were both miners at the start of the dispute and based in Flintshire, Wales and Yorkshire, England respectively. Conceived for the 30th anniversary of the strike’s end, Other Side of the Line focuses on men who crossed picket lines to return to work early believing their cause was lost. A second grant enabled me to turn my lens on the women of the strike, documenting their roles in this apparently male-dominated struggle for a decent wage. In Pit House to Politics, the participants describe their political awakening, which saw them move from the kitchen to the picket line, and subsequently to lives of activism in support of other causes. The enterprise, which

Counting on the Planet, which is also ACE funded, marks a new creative departure. In this project I move away from personal narratives in favour of statistical information expressed in novel ways. It is presented as short texts superimposed over photogravures. By overlaying visually arresting images with statistics about environmental destruction, I aim to confront viewers with unpalatable facts through easy-to-understand analogies.

Website: https://itsasalfordthing.co.uk/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/salfordthing/

Debbie Lampon

Artist Bio

As a teenager I worked at a lithographers making up the plates from artwork, which led to a love printmaking and drawing, fonts and graphics and I worked in web design before training as a psychotherapist and lecturer. I’m interested in the unconscious, what it means to feel lively, and the more mundane side of human life. Cities, loneliness, marginalised lives and human connection. Printmaking is the closest thing I’ve found to magic. 

Contact: [email protected]

Instagram : @e17printmaker

Lesley O’Neill

I am an Artist living in London, UK.

I studied Fine Art Printmaking at the Slade (MA), and then worked from a studio in the East End for five years.  Participating in exhibitions with some lecturing work. Had my son and stopped.

I studied for a PGCE becoming an Art teacher for ten years. Feeling disillusioned with the teaching establishment I retrained as a Pilates teacher.  My work had always been figurative after a fashion, so a reasonable fit.  

I use to think time was linear, things happen in a certain order, then 2020 struck. My Father died, he was 92 so that’s ok, yes? In March I caught Covid now morphed into Long Covid.

On 3rd June my Son died suddenly from a Pulmonary Embolism caused by an undiagnosed DVT.  This was not the correct order of things and left me questioning life.

I dusted off my tools and started again but this time with much more to say, the product of a life lived I guess.

My work is inspired by my experiences; all self-portraits but they could be anyone.  The important thing is not that the sitter is me but the emotion they convey.  Loss, love, yearning, searching, hopes and humour.  The need for a forbidden hug.

I have created thirty-five new pieces all with a theme running through them.  Working mainly in Wood and Linocut.  I love cutting the image; it is as much about the process as the finished piece. It can be unpredictable, a slip of the blade and the story is changed irrevocably, that is the exciting bit!  The challenge of still making it work.

I don’t like to flatter, I like raw emotion but with a sense of humour albeit a dark one.

Website lesleyoneill-artwork.org
Instagram @lesleyoneillartwork
Email [email protected]