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NEW WORK FROM ABU JAFAR - Open House: Thursday 1 October

RONG is a new exhibition from acclaimed visual artist and sculptor Abu Jafar. We would love for you to join us for opening night.

A reflection of Jafar’s work from over two decades, RONG will involve an installation covering nearly 36 sq. meters, alongside painting and sculpture. Having studied in both Bangladesh and the United Kingdom, Jafar draws on multiple artistic practices. By bringing together a varied range of works, we are able to observe the evolution of the artist, and see the artworks in dialogue with each other and the world.

'Abu's work isn't an explanation of hope, it is a gift of hope to those who engage with it' - Anne Cunningham, Chief Executive, The Art House.

Please join us for the Open House and light refreshments on Thursday 1 October, at 6pm. This event will be held in both the Lower Café and The Mezzanine Gallery.

 

 

This exhibition will involve an installation covering nearly 36 sq. meters alongside painting and sculpture by Abu Jafar, a British international artist

Exhibition RONG is a little reflection of Jafar’s work over two decades artistic journey in the UK and abroad.

Abu Jafar (Visual Artist / Sculptor) is an acclaimed leading British International artist and Philosopher of the arts who lives and works in United Kingdom. Born on March 21, 1968 in a small village called Jhilna, Patuakhali, Bangladesh.

He studied fine arts, painting and drawing at the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 1984/89, Master Drawing of the human figure at the Guildhall University, London 1989/90, Art and Art History at the Goldsmith’s College, University of London 1991/92 and Philosophy of Arts at the Open University, 1997 UK. In 2007 Become an Associates Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors, He becomes a Fellow of Digswell Arts Trust 2011 and 2009 become a Member of Sculpture Network.

Please join us for the Open House on Thursday 1 October, 6pm in both the Lower Cafe Gallery and The Mezzanine.


 'Jafar’s grasp of subject power of vision and ability to assimilate may surprise many' Writer Anis Choudhury-Dhaka

'Abu Jafar is a committed and established artist with a strong exhibition record in the UK. His use of a rich range of media and breadth of concern have earned the artist the wide respect of his peers in London' Marjorie Allthorpe-Guyton, Director of Visual Arts, Arts Council of England

'Abu Jafar is a very energetic and gifted artist who has worked in a wide range of media, including installation/ performance as well as sculpture and painting.' Isoble Johnston, Curator, Arts Council Collection

'His installations are placed in our public spaces - in amongst our everyday lives. Their beauty and lack of pomp garners our curiosity - we approach them openly. Curiosity is the most wonderful of human instincts because it removes us from the momentum of our day lives and it opens our minds. In opening our minds we can explore new ideas, imagine positive change and therefore create our own new sense of coherence. This coherence gives us hope; hope gives us the ability to create our own futures based on the new context we find ourselves in. Abu's work isn't an explanation of hope, it is a gift of hope to those who engage with it' Anne Cunningham, Chief Executive, The Art House

'Hope can be static and even negative but a positive form of hope perhaps involves the movement of a journey. Abu Jafar's series of installations invites a 'journey' from one to the next, but the viewer can also journey among them, catching the changing reflection of light through the various piece of coloured glasswork, studying the carving lines of patches of colour inscribed on each installation... Making meanings of all this can be seen as a form of fruitful involvement, of hope' Mark Treharne, Author

'What impresses a viewer a Jafar’s painting though his meager output not withstanding, is a sense of total dedication that he brings to in his work. One feels that Jafar is pouring out his whole being in his work, which speaks of his deep convictions and his belief in humanity and the power of love to transform the world, Amour Vincent Omni a could as will be a natural theme for Jafar' Professor Dr. S. Manzoorul Islam, University of Dhaka

'His work is vibrant in colour and depicts the brighter side of lie, paintings of internal love between man and woman as well as humanity and harmony between people. The desire to depict on canvas a world free of suffering and social injustice has been furled by his own experiences and his determination to succeed as an artist has given him a greater insight into the struggle of others' Debbie Sellman, Art Critic

'The blurring of distinction between figure and ground is a major factor in decorative art. In the classical arabesque rhythm and pattern sweep both terms into an active mixture. In Islamic traditions writing and decorative design become similarly fused, design and sign become one form. Jafar’s work welds together signature and painterly decoration as a ground, which then, (after a while) emerges as a figure working energetically within the environment. This shared emerging figure is endlessly at home because it continually draws its own ground. Rather than basing a landscape on a grid we find its foundation in the movement of a dynamic arabesque in a flourish of signatures' Phil King, Artist & Art Critic.


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Firstsite Open Exhibition 2015

Saturday 3 October - Sunday 22 November 2015



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Digswell Arts Studios: Open Day – Saturday 5th September

Visit and meet the artists in their studios.  View work in progress, demonstrating skills and discussing ideas. Refreshments available.

11.00am-4.00pm

The Fenners Building, Letchworth Garden City.

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In conjunction with Herts Visual Arts Open Studios artists Cathy Smale and Amy Wilson will available all week, working in the exhibition room.

Saturday 5th – Sunday 13th September.  Saturdays 10.00am-6.00pm / Sunday-Friday 10.00am-3.00pm


Private View and Closing Party: 
Friday 27 March 6 - 9.30pm


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LUBOMIROV-EASTON’s on-going Open Call for Editions is not a typical open call. It is a response to the pervasive prevalence of digital selection for open submissions. We wanted to specifically not use digital images as a basis for seeing work, but to really take the time to look at actual artworks in situ. We also wanted to create a situation where all applying artists would have an exhibition experience for their money and not simply buy into a lottery. The project for us sits somewhere between an exhibition and a month-long live viewing exercise. It is dynamic in nature. The project opened on Friday 27th March with a live hang in lieu of a Private View. Work was hung salon-style as it arrived. As editions continue to come in throughout the duration of the project, the works are moved and rehung on an almost daily basis. This process will continue until the very last practical moment – Thursday 26th March. The Private View will be held on the last day, as a Finissage and a final moment in an evolving body of images.

Currently there are 120 artworks in the gallery from the following artists:

Abu Jafar | Adam Fenton | Alice Wilson | Alison Berry | Amanda Whittle | Andrea Robinson | Angela Buffoni | Beatrice Haines | Ben Swift | Bonita Alice | Carmen Lamberti | charlie warde | Chelly Saenz | Chris Hawtin | Christopher Barrett | Colin Maitland | Darren Coffield | Elizabeth Hannaford | Elli Sou | Emma Davis | Enzo Marra | Estefania Araujo Bianchi | Evy Jokhova | Ewa Wawrzyniak | Fiona Grady | Frances Boyle | Gabrielle Lockwood Estrin | Georgia Keeling | Gillian Swan | Grant Watson | Henrietta Armstrong | Hitomi Kammai | Isidora Papadouli | Jaime Valtierra | James Petrucci | Jane Harris | John Crossley | Jonathan Parsons | Jonathan Schmidt-Ott | Julia Warr | Kaori Homma | Karen Ay / Paul Tucker | Keran James | Kirsty Harris | Kye Sook Park | Lee Johnson | Lisa Ivory | Liz Elton | Lizy Bending | Louisa Mahony | Lucie Bennett | Maggie Learmonth | Mandy Hudson | Maria Jose | Maria Jose Arceo | Matt Valentine | Max Middleton | Meng Ni Beh | Michael Boffey | Mikey Georgeson | Minami Wrigley | Morwenna Lake | Nicholas Vaughan | Phill Hopkins | Ralph Anderson | Robin Dixon | Ronis Varlaam | Sarah Pager | Sharon Drew | Shiroma Ratne | Sisetta Zappone | Stephen Lee | Tal Regev | Thomas Poeser | Valeriya N-Georg | Veronique Chance | Vivienne Boucherat | Xiaoqiao Li | Zoe Martin

LUBOMIROV-EASTON
Enclave 8, 50 Resolution Way
London SE8 4AL
www.lubomirov-easton.com
info@lubomirov-easton.com
+44 208 6918564


 

Gallery Argentum, in partnership with KI Europe, brings the works of mid career and emerging artists to an audience beyond the sterile and often unwelcoming white walls of the traditional gallery.  Can a departure from reality stimulate imaginative thinking in the workplace?

Gallery Argentum’s forthcoming exhibition at the prestigious KI Europe showroom examines how abstract art can influence creativity in the workplace. 

In abstract art, the artist uses a visual language of shapes, forms, lines and colours to interpret a subject-matter, without providing the viewer with a recognisable reference point.  This contrasts dramatically with traditional forms of art which set out to achieve a literal and more representational interpretation of a subject and communicate a particular ‘reality’ to the viewer.

We look forward to welcoming you to our Private View where you will be able to join us for a glass of wine, meet many of the artists participating in this exhibition and engage in stimulating conversation with new friends.

Here's a little glimpse of the artists who will be showing:

Mark Aaron
Tim Benson, VPROI
Sue England
Sue Hall 
Abu Jafar
Brenda Jones 
Steve Kelly
Christina Mitrentse
Martin Olsson
John O'Connor
Hilary Owers
Andrew Schumann
Rebekah Stovold

For information and RSVP, please email us at tiziana@argentum.gallery


 


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