16 ARTISTS 16 DAYS
ANNA KLIMENTCHENKO / COL SELF / DANIEL CURTIS / DARREN BLACK / KATERINA BARAMPOUTI / KIRSTY MCEWAN / MARY SAVVA / MICHAEL CROSSAN / MOLLY ROSE BUTT / NADINE SHABAN / NICOLE PRICE / PAULINE BATISTA / RIKKI TURNER / ROBERT STRANG / RUMI JOSEPHS / SEANA GAVIN
Curated by Alice Bonnot
1 December 2016 – 26 January 2017
The Koppel Project Hive, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AT
The Koppel Project Hive is proud to present its first studio artists exhibition.
For this first edition, 16 artists are exhibiting studio works in diverse media including paintings, sculptures, collages, installations and photographs. Each of them occupies the entire gallery space for a day to introduce their practice to the public. Resulting from this international and multidisciplinary artists group, a wide range of public events such as workshops, artist talks, performances and other artistic experimentations are organised.
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Anna Klimentchenko derives her inspiration from old postcards, photographs and other childhood memorabilia objects. Her paintings are about what it feels like to remember, and her works become self-portraits of her psychological state at the moment of painting. Anna works with unprimed fabric and canvas. Exploring different types of wet and dry painting/drawing media and developing a printing method akin to monotype, Anna combines watercolours, inks and acrylics to create subtle shifts of euphoric or meditative hues.
Anna was born and grew up in Russia. She studied at the Slade School of Fine Arts and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She lives in London.
Col Self is a British artist who lives and works in London. Her work is installation based and can include objects, prints, sound, performance and video. The work comes from a body of research which started through time spent in the desert of California in 2009. The research is currently directed towards technology and the internet, explored through cults, spirituality and ancient ritual.
She is studying at the Royal College of Art 2016-2018.
Daniel Curtis’ sculptural practice explores composition and form through found and low status objects. These particular fragments are selecting for the fact that it is often not clear where they are from, or what their personal history is.
Curtis is currently studying for an MFA at Wimbledon College of art. Recent exhibitions include ‘Interventions’ at Lewisham Art House, ‘In the Shadow of a Subterranean River’ at The Crypt Gallery Euston and 1′ at Chelsea College of Art. Curtis is one member of the ‘Wednesday’ collaborative who this year were awarded the prestigious Studio4 Residency at Chisenhale Art Place.
Darren Black is a British photographer who addresses contemporary themes such as sex, subversion, vulgarity and coolness.
As a resident of London for the last 20 years, Darren has witnessed the gentrification of certain areas and seen perfectly usable architectural structures and buildings knocked down and replaced by luxury housing complexes, in the name of progress. Deeply inspired by Brutalist architecture, Darren is currently documenting the unlisted Brutalist buildings before they are destroyed.
Darren is also lecturing at London College of Fashion and Ravensbourne University.
Katerina Barampouti is a Greek artist, performer and transformation researcher. Her work is concerned with experiences that pass the thresholds of intellect and emotion. Through site-specific installations, paintings, sculptures, videos and performances, she explores human unconscious senses and states of mind with the aim to challenge or expand an audience’s perception. Barampouti is interested in the structure of memory, the concept of time and the power of presence.
She is a graduate of the Goldsmiths University of London (with a Master of Arts with Merit – MA in Performance Making) and the Athens School of Fine Arts (with a BA hons in Fine Arts with Distinction).
Kirsty McEwan is a British painter working with a developing interdisciplinary practice that encompasses collage, drawing and book making.
She deals with abstraction and the kineticism of gesture. Through constructing images from gestural fragments she builds tensions between temporally remote works, and through these collisions creates an unstable and confrontational present.
Kirsty is a graduate of Canterbury Christchurch University.
Mary Savva is a Cypriot figurative painter born in Sydney and currently based in London. Inspired by human figures, her oeuvre is rooted in repetitive imagery giving the impression that one image is the continuation of another yet creating a complimentary whole. Her recent works explore ideas of childhood memories, displacement and identity in relationship to landscape. She uses found imagery derived from the place she grew up and re-appropriates them in a wider context.
Mary is a recent MFA graduate from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL.
London artist Michael Crossan creates sculptures and installations that aim to bring unconscious patterns of perception into awareness. His recent work explores the relationship between individuals and power structures, which can condition perceptions of human experiences. Michael recurrently addresses issues related to technological progress such as questionable surveillance and data mining activities. His work is concerned with the imaginative processes by which people edit and frame choices, by will or default, and that shape their interpretation and interaction. He employs labour-intensive methods in mixed mediums that are sometimes used or combined in unconventional ways.
Michael holds an MA in Fine Art (2016) from Wimbledon College of Arts.
MOLLY ROSE BUTT
Molly Rose Butt makes paintings and sculptures that become part of a continuously shifting landscape. She incorporates 2D and 3D elements to create installations that collage textures and colours into an evolving scene. FOUND
Interactions between the material and the natural worlds inform the abstract aesthetic of her work, which is deeply rooted in concerns for colour, composition, texture and form.
Molly graduated from Wimbledon College of Arts in July 2016 with a Masters degree in Fine Art.
Nadine Shaban is a British artist who works with sculpture, textile and painting. Her practice is often self-referential externalising inner psychological differences through the use of visual and physical material, creating a language to express emotions and experiences. However, it is through experimentation and the manipulation of material that she creates both an understanding and environment in which to question and make comment on more universal issues.
Nadine completed an MA at the Royal College of Art earlier this year. She had her first solo show ‘Polyvinyl Landscape’ at A-Side B-Side Gallery in 2015 and has been part of group exhibitions in London.
Nicole Price is a London-based artist whose practice is predominantly painting. Through her small-scale works she references the memories encaptured in photographs from the family album. These images are edited and spliced into composite works with unrecognisable figures that, with the paring back of visual clues, allow for the slippage between history, memory and the imagination.
Nicole is a graduate of UAL, Wimbledon College of Arts (MFA). She has work in private collections, nationally and internationally and has exhibited widely both in solo and group shows.
Pauline Batista, born in Rio de Janeiro, is currently based in London. She graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelors degree in International Relations and a concentration in photography. She went on to receive further formal training in photography at UCLA. Recent shows include No Lifeguard on Duty at WestWerk, Hamburg and Mutable Archives at Embassy of Brazil, London. She is currently attending the MA Fine Arts program at Goldsmiths University, London.
Rikki Turner, a London-based artist, develops paintings and prints that engage with the idea of an inner perception or an unfolding visual language. Constantly perplexed and fascinated by the notion of something beneath a surface or the image alluding to another space or dimension. An inherent gesture of searching, through acts of removal and addition, deny and locate images within the materiality of the surface.
Rikki had her first solo exhibition ‘You and Me’ at Display Gallery and she has also participated in a multiple Group Shows.
She received her BA in Mixed media fine art at University of Westminster and her MA in Fine Art at Central St Martins.
Robert Strang is a British artist working with an interdisciplinary practice in which a formulated idea is expanded into a variety of mediums. His work deals with the questioning of time, change and understanding towards an artwork and it aura, and how it influences the threefold connection between the viewer, the artist and the artwork. Robert explores the fine balance of the artist’s offering, ambiguity and absence, by carefully using elements of curiosity, sensitivity and humour. A progressive real-time improvised performance relationship becomes the initial contact with the onlooker.
Rumi Josephs is a London-based artist and member of the Virtual Object Reading Group on women, technology, the law, and the supernatural (VORG). Rumi’s practice focuses on post-human and queer futures where biology and identity become unstable platforms. Most recently, Rumi has begun to write about health and what the meaning of health might be in a web of occult speed and post/anti/inhuman networks.
Seana Gavin is a London-based collage artist whose fantasy landscapes, made from found photographic material cut by hand, are her response to the overload of imagery and visual noise in the modern age. Her work is inspired by science fiction, the supernatural, Hieronymus Bosch, psychedelia and her childhood spent in Woodstock, upstate NY. Dreams and different states of consciousness are also reflected in her pieces, which add a touch of surrealism. Seana often plays with concepts of past and future realities co-existing in the present, by combining imagery from ancient cultures and civilizations with contrasting contemporary imagery.
Gavin completed a BA (Visual Arts) at Camberwell College of Art, after foundation at Chelsea School of Art.