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Alice Browne was born 1986 in London. She lives and works in London, UK. She gained her BA Fine Art Painting at Wimbledon College of Art (2009) and her MA Fine Art Painting at the Royal College of Art (2016). Drawing on an expanse of influences and materials, Browne's painted works describe obscure imaginative spaces, which simultaneously appear to adhere to the rules of gravity and perspective whilst outwardly ignoring them. Boxes, shadows, screens and girders mingle with drips, floating transparent forms and abstract geometric shapes. Her works appear to occupy multiple planes and visual languages, resulting in a complex network of forms that flip between object and image. Recent solo shows include OUTPOST, Norwich, UK (2015), Prosjektrom Normanns, Stavanger, NO (2014); Limoncello, London, UK; annarumma, Naples, IT (2013) The China Shop, Oxford, UK; Supercollider, Blackpool, UK (both 2012). Recent group shows include:
Eduardo Secci Contemporary, Florence (2016/2017), Attic, Nottingham, UK; OVADA, Oxford, UK (both 2014); Fjord, Philadelphia, US; Interno 4, Bologna, IT; Matthews Yard, Croydon, UK (all 2013); dienstgebäude, Zurich, CH (2012); APT Gallery, London, UK (2011); A Foundation, Liverpool, UK; and ICA, London, UK (both 2010).
Timothy Hull was born 1979, New York, NY. He lives in Warwick and Brooklyn, New York. Hull received an MFA at Parsons School of Design, New York, and a BA at New York University, New York. Recent solo exhibitions include: For Ammonis Who Died at 29 in 610 at ASHES/ASHES, Los Angeles, (2016) Painting in the Imperfect Tense, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, New York (2016) and Pastiche Cicero, Fitzroy Gallery, New York (2014). His work has been included in group exhibitions at Mitchell-Innes and Nash, The Hole, FRAC Lorraine, Tate Modern, the Morris Museum of Art, and the Nomas Foundation. His work has been featured and reviewed in the New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, Interview Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and the San Francisco Chronicle.
The series of work by Hull further articulates the complex territory of language, memory, history and sexuality. Within the richly textured pictures, heavily impastoed patterned surfaces conjoin with iconographic imagery and glyphs in ethereal washes, splashes and splatters. Painterly considerations include surface tensions, the paint itself, aspects of plasticity and conflating visual planes. The work features imagery from Attic vases, others the Kouros, or Edymion figure; some make use of ancient Greek, Coptic and early Arabic scribbling and graffiti, functioning like a wall found in a Ptolemaic archeological dig. He talks about his work in terms of its conceptual and formal qualities. First, it's about ideas- interpretations of history, language and text, empire, sexuality and poetics. Secondly, he strives to achieve a sense of beauty and balance.
Pedro Matos was born in Santarém in1989. He has been hailed as one of the most promising names in Portuguese contemporary art. The basis of his artistic practice is an ongoing research into the ephemeral and decay – ideas he finds present in both the urban landscape and nature itself, from marks created involuntarily by human activity to those produced by way of natural phenomena. In the form of meticulous pieces, the artist has been exploring the intricate complexity of abstract textures and detailed fragments situated in the border between abstraction and representation. He studied at Faculdade de Belas-Artes da Universidade de Lisboa (2008), Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual (2009), in Lisbon, and Central Saint Martins College of Art – University of the Arts London. Since 2010, he has been exhibiting his work in both solo and group exhibitions in galleries and institutions in a growing number of countries, including Underdogs Gallery (Lisbon), Bid Project Gallery (Milan), Miguel Justino Contemporary Art (Lisbon), Martha Otero Gallery (Los Angeles), White Walls Gallery (San Francisco), Museu do Côa (Vila Nova de Foz Côa), National Army Museum (London), The Gross-Michael Foundation (Dallas), among others.
Anne Laure Sacriste was born in Paris in 1970. She lives and works in Paris. Anne Laure's work focuses on the anthological aspect of painting and on our perception of it. Her world rotates around the act of vision. She has developed these thoughts around recurrent patterns, designing a repertoire between nature and culture. This pictorial research is based on the observation of both the reality and the abstraction of shapes, which translates into either series or independent parts. The relation with space is crucial in her artistic research, just as much as body language and intuition.
Among her recent personal shows we recall: Reverse Island, the Museum of Modern Art in Saint-Etienne; Orion Aveugle, 8 rue Saint Bon, Paris; Rideau (Variation) Shimogamo Sanctuary, Kyoto; Paintings: Nature morte, still life, Art Center of Arcueil. Among her group shows: La Bataille de San Romano, Tokyo Hermès; Intérorités (Léa Bismuth) Labanque, Béthunes; L'image, Galerie Francesca Pia, Zurich