30th January 2019
Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration at BADA Fair, 2019 Duke of York Square, Chelsea
“Has any one painter ever before painted so many interesting and historical personages?” Lord Selborne
BADA returns to Duke of York Square from 20-26 March, and is proud to be working with The de Laszlo Archive Trust to present one of the highlights of BADA 2019, the loan exhibition Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration.
De László was one of the most famous artists in the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is today celebrated as one of the last proponents of Grand Manner portraiture. His remarkable client list included many members of the royal and aristocratic houses of Europe, two Popes, four U.S. Presidents, and leading figures in politics, religion, society and industry. By the end of his life de László had been awarded 22 orders and 17 medals of merit by his royal sitters.
Philip de László (1869-1937) was born Fülöp Laub, the eldest son of Adolf and Johanna Laub, a Budapest tailor and seamstress. He took the Hungarian name László, as a patriotic act in 1891, and was ennobled by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1912. His talent won him a scholarship to the Hungarian National Academy of Art, and he furthered his studies in Munich and Paris.
His reputation grew steadily throughout the 1890s and in 1900 his portrait of Pope Leo XIII earned him a Grand Gold Medal at the Paris International Exhibition. That same year he married Lucy Madeleine Guinness, of the banking family, who would be the sitter for many of his most imaginative works.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of de László’s birth, the exhibition at BADA 2019 will offer a selection of masterpieces of the artist’s oeuvre, all rarely seen paintings sourced from private collections. These include commissioned portraits which established de László’s unparalleled reputation, intimate portraits of family and friends, and examples of landscapes he painted for pleasure in his later years.
Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by CBC Partnership, who offer independent advice and specialist insurance for those involved in the art world, from private collectors and dealers, to museums and corporations with global reach.
BADA would also like to thank TM Lighting, art lighting specialists who will be supplying their high colour rendition LED Picture Lights to illuminate the paintings within this milestone exhibition.
TM Lighting at BADA Fair:
TM Lighting, British designer and maker of a new generation of LED Picture Lights and Accent Lights for the art world, is committed to creating an authentic viewing experience with LED in museum collections and heritage settings by being mindful of era, style and immediate context of the artwork. The artwork lighting specialist has been commissioned to illuminate the art collections in a number of historic houses and private collections and landmarks of cultural significance that house some of the most important works of art in the world. Using its extensive range of specialist LED products, TM Lighting is able to tailor the lighting to the needs of the individual artwork, surrounding architecture and eccentricities of each historic house or collection, in order to create an entirely customised solution for each project.
The benefits of TM’s high- quality LEDs supersede those of any other light source; in addition to enhancing the visual presentation of artwork, the low-energy LED products result in improvements to the conservation of work, as well as considerable energy and cost-savings. Recent landmark historic house commissions include Historic Royal Palaces Hillsborough Castle and Hampton Court Palace, The Rothschilds Collection at Waddesdon Manor, Goodwood House, Burghley House, and Weston Park Foundation.
At BADA Fair, TM Lighting will install the TM Goodwood Picture Lights to light the paintings within the Philip de László: An Anniversary Celebration exhibition. The TM Goodwood Picture Light has been selected for its classical style, finished in gold to work with the exhibition designed in the style of a classical museum collection which will include original gilded frames and vibrant blue walls. Designed to fit seamlessly into the aesthetic of classical historic buildings, and museum collections, the TM Goodwood Picture Light includes a true colour LED module (+95 CRI), uniform light projection and a deep hood design for added glare control. The TM Goodwood Picture Light comfortably lights canvases up to 4 metres in height, from 1 to 22 watts of power, extra long lamp life – 50,000hrs (approx 15 years).
Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founder, TM Lighting, will join a panel of industry experts to judge the annual BADA Fair Stand Awards, 2019.
Left: Self portrait :Philip de László, 1925, oil on canvas 73.7 x 56.5cm, Courtesy of The de Laszlo Archive Trust © de Laszlo Foundation
Right: Countess Beatty, née Ethel Field, 1911, oil on board, 88.9 x 68.6 cm, Courtesy of The de Laszlo Archive Trust © de Laszlo Foundation
BADA 2019 will be held at Duke of York Square, London SW3 4LY
BADA 2019 Opening Hours
Wednesday 20 March 2019 11.00 – 20.00
Thursday 21 March 2019 11.00 – 20.00
Friday 22 March 2019 11.00 – 20.00
Saturday 23 March 2019 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 24 March 2019 11.00 – 18.00
Monday 25 March 2019 11.00 – 20.00
Tuesday 26 March 2019 11.00 – 18.00
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Founded in 1918, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is the leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community. Its members are carefully vetted and selected for their wealth of experience, professional integrity, and the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of their stock. Many of its members are internationally recognised for their expertise and unparalleled knowledge in their chosen field of speciality.
TM Lighting partners with leading designers of Belgravia’s Pimlico Road to deliver new VIP Lounge for Collect
30th January 2019
TM Lighting joins designers of the Pimlico Road Design District, led by interior designer Douglas Mackie to create new VIP Lounge at Collect 2019
· Participating brands include Collier Webb, Cox London, FBC London, Luke Irwin and Soane Britain with support from Howe London and TM Lighting
· Collect: International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, presented by the Crafts Council takes place at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London from 28 February to 3 March 2019.
Grosvenor Britain & Ireland (‘Grosvenor’) and a selection of brands from Belgravia’s Pimlico Road Design District, will partner with Collect 2019 to deliver its new VIP Lounge.
Recognised as one of Britain’s leading interior designers, Douglas Mackie has collaborated with Collier Webb, Cox London, FBC London, Luke Irwin and Soane Britain to curate a richly textured and coloured room. Additional brands supporting the partnership include Howe London and TM Lighting.
With texture and craft at its heart, visitors to the VIP Lounge can expect a more luxurious space that feels like a private club, in contrast to the rest of the fair. The space will feature handcrafted works which have been specifically created the participating designers.
TM Lighting is pleased to collaborate with designers of Belgravia’s Pimlico Road to illuminate the pieces and designs within the space drawing focus and attention to the tones and fabrics within the Lounge using their high colour rendition LED GalleryOneFifty spotlights.
Presented by the Crafts Council, the 15th edition of Collect takes place at the Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London from 28 February to 3 March 2019. Collect features over 40 international galleries, each curating their own stands to sell work made in the last five years by the world’s leading living artists and designers. The fair also presents Collect Open, a platform for ambitious, conceptual craft-led installations by individual artists and collectives.
Forming part of Grosvenor’s London estate, Pimlico Road is one of the capital’s most important design districts, showcasing inspiring design, interiors and lifestyle brands with best in-class craftsmanship, authenticity and style. The district is home to flagship stores for some of the world’s most renowned design brands, including the Collect supporters, as well as Howe London, Linley, Rose Uniacke and Robert Kime.
Douglas Mackie, Douglas Mackie Design, said: “The Collect VIP Lounge will bring together some of the most prestigious brands from Pimlico Road, each with craftsmanship at their core, and present a cohesive scheme that celebrates the strengths and the diversity of this internationally renowned design district. The room is conceived as a richly textured and deeply comfortable club-like space, with luxury as its defining characteristic.”
Paul O’Grady, South Belgravia Director, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, said: “We are proud to partner with Collect to showcase the true craftsmanship of one of London’s most important design communities. Pimlico Road does not just bear the names of famous designers; it is one where visitors can meet the designers and makers behind these esteemed brands.”
Isobel Dennis, Fair Director, Collect said: “The Crafts Council is delighted to have the support of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland for Collect, its international art fair for modern craft and design. Grosvenor’s commitment to contemporary craft and design, through the growth of the Pimlico Road Design District and its support of Collect, is vital in reinforcing the UK as a world leader in this field.”
About Grosvenor Britain & Ireland www.grosvenor.com
About the Pimlico Road Design District www.pimlicoroaddesigndistrict.com
About Douglas Mackie Design www.douglasmackie.com
About the Crafts Council www.collect2019.org.uk
London Art Fair 2019: The Living Collection, lit by TM Lighting
Towner has been chosen as the Museum Partner for the 2019 edition of the London Art Fair, which takes place from 16th to 20th January. Towner will be presenting The Living Collection, an exhibition that celebrates the gallery’s rich heritage of collecting, exhibiting and championing contemporary art for almost a century.
Towner’s exhibition at the fair will showcase a selection of works that are significant to the history of the gallery and its collection and will look at the way it has been shaped by its dedicated and innovative curators, who have sought to promote and support the most significant living artists of their time. As the gallery moves towards its centenary in 2023, the collection will play an important role in interpreting the last hundred years of regional history and be used as a catalyst to talk about the future.
Demonstrating the strength of the Towner Collection as an active, evolving body of contemporary art, the exhibition will feature modern and contemporary works by Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden, John Nash, William Nicholson, Duncan Grant, William Gear, Gertrude Hermes, Tirzah Garwood, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
This selection will not only highlight the role of Sussex as ‘The Artists’ County’, a place of inspiration which has nurtured artists and makers but will also champion key figures from its history that promoted radical thinking and inspired social change throughout the twentieth century.
To celebrate their exhibition at London Art Fair 2019, Towner is commissioning a new wallpaper artwork responding to the collection, which will form the backdrop of the Towner’s display at the Fair.
TM Lighting – Leading Specialists in Lighting Art
TM Lighting work closely with some of the world’s most prestigious clients to light and preserve their art collections, through vastly superior lighting, combining their products with technical expertise and a highly specialist advisory service. TM Lighting design and manufacture award winning luminaires and lights which incorporate advanced LED technology and a unique balance of colour rendition, temperature and consistency. Superior picture and accent lights ensure the colour within each artwork is rich, the canvas evenly illuminated, and the pigments conserved.
Clients range from stately homes such as Waddesdon Manor Rothschild Collection, English Heritage Apsley House, Historic Royal Palaces Hillsborough Castle and Hampton Court Palace to high-profile global galleries and auction houses such as The National Gallery, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, high-end retail spaces such as Harrods and Selfridges and a roster of private clients, collectors and residences all over the world.
At London Art Fair 2019, TM Lighting will provide specialist art lighting for Towner Gallery’s important exhibition utilising the LED GalleryOneFifty, a high-performance spotlight with narrow optics and a magnetic, quick change lens, which is ideally suited for lighting in galleries and museums with tall ceilings and rolling collections. Additionally, TM Lighting will use their superior Slim Light Pro Picture Lights.
TM Lighting are pleased to also be lighting JGM Gallery’s presentation (Stand 4) for their group show of work by contemporary artists Ralph Anderson, Juan Bolivar, Alice Wilson, Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Bob Gibson, Dominic Beattie, Danie Mellor.
To coincide with this presentation, TM Lighting will host ‘Satellite’, a group exhibition curated by JGM Gallery, on display at TM Lighting Gallery from 18th January – 15th March 2019. A Private View of ‘Satellite’ will take place at TM Lighting Gallery from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Wednesday 13th February 2019.
On Wednesday 16th January TM Lighting is participating in London Art Fair’s Museum Day talk at ‘Going Behind The Scenes for Curatorial Care’, 12 – 1pm.
Talk description: What are the concerns around conservation in heritage and modern collections? How can technology enable better care and display? What are the considerations for artists, curators and gallerists to display exhibitions in a safe and cost-effective way?
The discussion will include:
- Cristina Alfonsin, Collection Manager for Rothschild Foundation, for the collection displayed at Waddesdon Manor and Spencer House
- Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founder, TM Lighting
- Matthew Travers, Director, Piano Nobile
- Corinne Farmer, Conservator, Towner Gallery
This talk aimed at museum professionals is by private invitation by London Art Fair, only. For more information about London Art Fair visit www.londonartfair.co.uk/
Image: Eric Ravilious, Downs in Winter, 1935, (c) The Towner Collection
TM Lighting Gallery presents ‘Satellite’, a group exhibition by JGM Gallery, alongside London Art Fair 2019
To coincide with London Art Fair 2019, TM Lighting is delighted to announce ‘Satellite’, a group exhibition presented and curated by JGM Gallery, will be on display at TM Lighting Gallery from 18th January – 15th March 2019.
JGM Gallery is presenting a group show at London Art Fair 2019 which will be lit by TM Lighting and enhanced by a ‘Satellite’ project at TM Lighting’s gallery located near London’s Kings Cross, close to the London Art Fair venue.
The presentation across both venues is a showcase of mid-career and established talent from London and Australia, with particular attention drawn to abstraction, landscape and cultural heritage. Exhibiting artists include: Dominic Beattie, Juan Bolivar, Bob Gibson, Danie Mellor, Alice Wilson, and Ralph Anderson.
Jennifer Guerrini-Maraldi, Director of JGM Gallery, comments, “The gallery seeks to show great contemporary art regardless of ethnicity or origin. We’re very pleased to be able to present the work of these artists both at London Art Fair and for an extended period at the ‘Satellite’ exhibition at TM Lighting Gallery”
TM Lighting, art lighting specialists, will collaborate with JGM Gallery to illuminate the works of art in ‘Satellite’ using its high colour rendition Gallery One Fifty LED spotlights to bring the works of art to life at the TM Lighting Gallery.
Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founder of TM Lighting comments, “It’s very exciting to collaborate with JGM Gallery to bring works of such diversity into a group exhibition and to present and light them at our new gallery space, part of our annual programme supporting contemporary artists.”
Alice Wilson (b. 1982, UK)
Alice Wilson (b. 1982, United Kingdom) received an M.A. in Fine Art, in 2011 from Wimbledon College of Art, UAL, and her BAhons 1st Class in 2005, from the Loughborough University School of Art and Design. Recently completing a residency in Aarhus, Denmark during May 2018 supported by the British Council, she returned to Aarhus in October for a significant Solo Exhibition at Godsbanen. Other recent exhibitions include HarderEdge at the Saatchi Gallery, London, Dec 2018 – Jan 2019 Unlearning a Solo Exhibition @ DOLPH projects, September ’17, and Recreational Grounds, a public intervention in a disused South London car park, April 2018.
Dominic Beattie (b. 1981, London, England)
Dominic Beattie completed his BA in Fine Art Painting from Camberwell College of Art in 2003. Beattie is an abstract artist and contemporary furniture designer. Most recently Beattie has installed an artwork over five floors in the Hyperion Groups’s central London offices. Dominic has exhibited his work widely at The Saatchi Gallery, The Royal Academy, JGM Gallery and Fold Gallery, In 2015 he won the UK/Raine prize for painting at The Saatchi Gallery.
Ralph Anderson (b. 1977, Glasgow, Scotland)
Ralph Anderson received an MA. in Fine Art from Wimbledon College of Art, UAL in 2012 and his BA in Fine Art from London Guildhall University in 2001. 2005-08 he was part of ‘The Viewing Club’ a European painting group that put on exhibitions predominantly in London and Berlin but also featuring other European cities. Recent exhibitions include Lucent Umbra Paintings at JGM Gallery 2017 and One Thousand Years at TM Lighting Gallery 2018, both significant solo representations, in addition he has been artist in Residence at Paris’s Gare du Nord, Eurostar Business Premier Lounge where his work was on display for the duration of 2018.
Juan Bolivar (b. 1966 Caracas, Venezuela)
Bolivar Graduated from Goldsmiths College in 2003 receiving the Warden’s Prize. He has received a Pollock-Krasner Award twice (2000, 2009). Juan Bolivar’s paintings deal with language, abstraction and formalism. His work is in important collections such as The Government Art Collection, and he has been selected for significant exhibitions such as New British Painting, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton (2003), East international, Norwich School of Art (2007), and more recently in 2015 included in Nanjing Museum’s first international exhibition of contemporary art, where he was a prize winner. He lives and works in London
Bob Gibson (b. 1974 Papunya, Northern Territory)
Bob Gibson Tjungarrayi was born at Papunya,( Northern Territory) in 1974, before moving with his family to Tjukurla in the remote Gibson Desert, during the time of the homelands movement. The son of renowned artist Mary Gibson, Bob paints his ancestral stories with a raw intensity. His palette of wild hues reveals an unrestrained joy for experimentation, tempered with nostalgia as he recalls his father’s country around Patjarr and his mother’s country of Kulkuta.Bob Gibson currently lives and works in the Gibson Desert, Western Australia.
Henry Skerritt, Art historian and senior curator of Kluge Ruhe Collection at the University of Virginia,USA writes. “Gibson’s works are not simply unmediated depictions of country, but integrated and resolved extensions of cultural knowledge.”
Danie Mellor 9b. 1971, Queensland, Australia)
Danie Mellor is today one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. Born in Mackay, Queensland in 1971, his Aboriginal family were from the rainforests of Northern Queensland, and his father’s family emigrated from California, coming to Australia in the early 1900s. Mellor has lived in Australia, Scotland, South Africa and England and currently lives and works in Bowral, New South Wales. His twenty first century works unravel connections between his familial cultures and the secrets inherent in Australian history.
In the catalogue to his 10-year survey exhibition Danie Mellor: Exotic Lies Sacred Ties atThe University of Queensland Art Museum in 2014, Dr Cambell Gray writes: “Danie Mellor’s work is at once beautiful and a calling to account. Finely crafted, embellished and framed, with images and devices that disarm with humour, narrative and a play on the ‘exotic’, the work nonetheless confronts and confounds our understanding of the past. Mellor tells stories that are neither simple nor complete. Instead, the view is presented with multiple layers that challenge assumptions. Stories collide and metaphors reach further than expected.”
A Private View of ‘Satellite’ will take place at TM Lighting Gallery from 6.30pm – 8.30pm Wednesday 13th February 2019. This exhibition at TM Lighting Gallery is in association with
Image: Danie Mellor ‘Creek View’, 2018, Diasec Mounted Photograph, 120x145cm edition of 3
Exhibition dates: 18th January – 15th March 2019.
Exhibition open hours: weekdays 10am – 5pm, by prior appointment.
Private View, 13th February 6.30-8.30pm. RSVP Press@tmlighting.com
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For more information about London Art Fair visit www.londonartfair.co.uk/
TM Lighting is pleased to support artists through hosting annual exhibitions and providing complimentary exhibition space for artists, and gallery collaborations. Exhibitions in the TM Lighting gallery are lit by the GalleryOneFifity (G150) LED spotlights. As with TM Lighting’s full range of LED luminaires the G150 uses high CRI 95+ colour rendition LED’s.
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About JGM Gallery
JGM Gallery is an exhibition platform for enriching contemporary art. The gallery was established in 2017 by owner and director, Jennifer Guerrini Maraldi, following her successful years as a private dealer trading as JGM Art., established as the most distinguished source of contemporary Australian Indigenous art in the United Kingdom.
JGM Art’s agenda is to create greater awareness of significant contemporary Australian Aboriginal art, both in the UK and internationally.
Today, JGM Gallery presents art from indigenous Australian artists alongside contemporary British and International artists in an exciting annual exhibition program.
About TM Lighting:
TM Lighting is the UK’s leading art lighting specialist, manufacturing exceptional high colour rendition LED picture lights and luminaires for the art market. With a shared passion and appreciation for art, Founding Directors Andrew Molyneux and Harry Triggs established TM Lighting in 2012. The company mission is to transform international art collections with light, and to educate collectors about the advances in lighting technology. TM Lighting’s award-winning lighting products bring art to life within private residences, stately homes, galleries and institutions, with commissions for high-end contemporary spaces.
26th November 2018
Brasserie of Light – a new destination restaurant and bar from Caprice Holdings
“It is about light, make-believe and dreams. Dreams in this restaurant will come true!” (Richard Caring, Caprice Holdings).
Contemporary, artistic and elegant, Brasserie of Light is a new destination restaurant and bar offering all day dining in a chic, Art Deco space set within Selfridges department store, London.
The centrepiece of the restaurant is a 24ft crystal encrusted Pegasus statue created especially by Damien Hirst, his largest scale artwork in London. The sculpture is set in a spectacular interior design from Martin Brudnizki, which features bold, colourful and light filled interiors, with an impressive central bar and private dining room. Diners enter the double-height restaurant via an exclusive entrance on Duke Street.
TM Lighting worked hand in hand with Hirst, Pangolin and We Make It Happen to provide specialist LED art lighting to highlight Hirst’s new work within the destination restaurant.
TM Lighting selected their GALLERYONEFIFTY LED spotlights and designed a custom mounting stanchion to integrate seamlessly into David Chipperfield’s monumental Duke Street glass façade. The G150’s illuminate the gigantic crystal and diamond dust encrusted Pegasus statue by Damien Hirst. The spotlights were custom finished to match seamlessly with the interiors and architecture of the space.
The GALLERYONEFIFTY (G150) is a high-performance track mounted art light specially developed for high ceiling spaces typical in galleries, museums and contemporary spaces. The G150 utilises high CRI 95+ full colour rendition LED’s to ensure true colour accuracy and bring art to life.
TM Lighting’s RIVOFORTY (R40) LED accent lights were also used to illuminate smaller crystal Pegasus editions that adorn the mirrored columns in the bar. TM’s RIVO Forty was selected for its combination of classical design features, antique finish and high colour rendition LEDs, echoing the chic style of the new art-deco brasserie.
Brasserie of Light officially opened on 26th November 2018.
Find out more and book here
Brasserie of Light
Duke Street Entrance
400 Oxford Street
Images Courtesy Caprice Holdings, Photography, @wonderhatch
The elegant The Foundling Museum in Brunswick Square, London tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, Britain’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery. The Museum is responsible for the care and maintenance of two collections – the Foundling Hospital Collection and the Foundling Museum Collection, which includes the Gerald Coke Handel Collection. These encompasses everyday objects used in the Foundling Hospital; books, documents and records, musical scores and librettos, photographs and oral history recordings, as well as significant works of art, clocks, furniture and interiors many of which were created especially for the Hospital and donated by their makers.
Their current milestone exhibition Ladies of Quality & Distinction celebrates the important history of the women who founded the hospital.
TM Lighting is proud to have been commissioned to install high colour rendition LED Classic Picture Lights to illuminate the art collection at the Foundling Museum.
For more informati0n about The Foundling Museum visit their website.
Image courtesy Foundling Museum, 2018 © Peter Mallet Photography.
TM Lighting Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition by British contemporary artist Ralph Anderson from 18th October – 21st December 2018. The exhibition will showcase Anderson’s bold abstract paintings including a large-scale, three panel triptych The Dog of Flanders, based on the Rubens altarpiece Descent from the Cross, in addition to a new multi-panel work Epicurus’ Interplanetary Conservatory which brings a more recognisably representational aspect to Anderson’s exploration of colour and gestural mark making. Additionally, examples of Anderson’s drawings and works on paper will compliment the larger aluminium and plywood pieces.
The exhibition One Thousand Years includes work from Anderson’s Lucent Umbra series, meaning ‘glowing’ or ‘shining’ shadow, referring to the technique he employs to give each work the illusion of a backlit glow and coloured shadow. This enhancement of the pared back and cut out paintings, that hang as floating reliefs, bring the surrounding walls of the gallery into play with the artwork, acting as temporal backgrounds for each image and erasing the definitive, framed edge of the painting. The resulting works hover between illusion and physical reality, investigating gesture and form whilst also playing with the notions of representation and non-representation in art.
TM Lighting, art lighting specialists, will collaborate with Anderson to illuminate the paintings showcasing their recently launched G150 high colour rendition LED spotlights to further enhance the luminosity of the neon reflective paint, investigating light, colour and shadow to reveal the three-dimensional qualities of the works within the gallery.
Private View: 6.30pm – 8.30pm 17th October 2018.
The exhibition will be lit by TM Lighting.
Read more about Ralph Anderson
Exhibition in association with
October 2018 – Made In Arts London 2018 Collection Exhibition at TM Lighting Gallery
TM Lighting has collaborated with University of the Arts London’s Made in Arts London to present the ‘MiAL 2018 Collection’, showcasing art and design from UAL students. During the exhibition TM Lighting will provide an artist Q&A to find out a bit more about the artist and their work at this stage in their career.
Artist Interview: Molly Brocklehurst
- UAL College: Wimbledon College of Art
- Course: MFA
- Graduation Year: 2019
Q. Please tell us a bit about your artwork/design in the exhibition, what was the inspiration behind your work?
A. ‘Intrusion’ is inspired from a photo collage that I made from a collection of photographs found in a flea market in London. It is about nostalgia wearing a distinctly utopian face. Using paint to create figurative reconstructions of imagery, I am covering themes that relate to our distorted memories of a nostalgic past.
Q. How did you develop your process?
A. My practice emerges from the fascination of found photography. I have a huge on going collection of photographs that I find in flea markets and antique shops across England. I am drawn to the ambiguity of the people in the photos, each begging a fiction, which will become a painting.
My work addresses ideas of time and the diminishing realties of existence. Each of my paintings reincarnate past experience, memories that have been lost and forgotten. By reconstructing images through painting, I want the familiar to seem unfamiliar. I want to attempt to trigger a feeling of memory within the viewer by using old evocative imagery to cross the boundary between nostalgia and the anticipation of the unknown. The paintings become strange fictions that blur the boundary between document and storytelling.
Q. Which artists do you admire and why?
A. I am a huge fan of Peter Doig’s work. It is completely absorbing and dream-like. I have also recently become really interested in the work of Adam Dix who was also a student at Wimbledon College of Art and Justin Mortimer.
Q. What are you currently working on, or what is next?
I am currently working on some site-specific work for an exhibition coming up in November at the Crypt, St Pancras. The exhibition is called ‘Who Will Provide’. Due to the nature of the space, I am trying something completely different on wood with resin and paint. It’s putting me completely out of my comfort zone, which is exciting!
Q. How does it feel to be selected for MiAL Collection 2018, what’s been the highlight?
A. I am very happy to be selected for MIAL Collection 2018. It was a highlight to be a part of their exhibition at the TM Lighting Gallery and I’m excited to see what other opportunities lay ahead.
Please list any awards that you have either won or have been/are currently shortlisted for.
Aon Community Art Awards 2016, Dentons Art Prize 2018 (shortlisted), East Street Arts 2016, Vice Chancellor’s Post Graduate Scholarship 2017
Image top: Kids and Balloons Oil on canvas, Original, 90 x 90 cm
Image bottom: Intrusion. Oil on canvas, Original, 180 x 130 cm
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