Kaeko Mizutani

"I create drawings that project the introversion which continues within my personal darkness and a universal motif which embraces what humans respect and fear, such as moths and internal organs. Eros is essential to life, and I find beauty in all surrounding creatures."

Tango japonais - Pen, brush and black ink on paper 455 x 310 mm

Born in 1969, Osaka, Japan, Kaeko Mizutani is largely self-taught and began his practice in 1994.

 

Solo Exhibitions

1992.Nov./Rib of the moon, Awakening of the pupa/ Gallery field in Kyoto

1995.Mar./Fimale Voice/gallery View in Osaka

1999.Feb./Another perspective/gallery field in Kyoto

2000.Jan./Vague outline/gallery field in Kyoto

2003.Dec./Corruption and Pleasure /gallery Ami in Osaka

2005.Apr./Rondo of Memory/a-space newnew in Hyogo

2006.May/Utopia/gallery Paraiso in Osaka

2011.Oct./My Moth Story/gallery Paraiso in Osaka

2014.June/True Black/SELF-SO art gallery in Kyoto

2019.Nov./Solo Exhibition/Maison de la Nouvelle Aquitaine in Paris, France

2019.Dec/Alchemy/gallery B-dama in Osaka

 

Two-person shows

2003.Jul./Winder(+ Takayuki Tomoi/space SOU in Osaka, Japan

2011.Sep./Melancholia Omnibus/ Amane-dou gallery in Osaka, Japan

2014.Oct./Retina of Prepato(+ Naomi Uehata/ Variete HONROKU in Tokyo, Japan

2015.May/48 Erotic Styles(+ Eiko Kamiyama/ART COMPLEUCE in Paris, France

2016.Dec/Monochrome Stroll/gallery Paraiso in Osaka, Japan

2018.May/Eternal Forest(+ Yuki Sato, Gallery I in Kyoto, Japan

 

Group Exhibits

Numerous shows Osaka, Kyoto, Tokyo, Singapore, New York and Paris.

 

Commercial projects

2019./2012 Vintage Wine Label/Domaine de Viaud/Bordeaux, France

 

Awards

2021, January The 4th BLACK & WHITE Finalist, Art Room Gallery (Online gallery)

2021, February The 5th ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE Finalist, Fusion Art Gallery (USA/CA)

Gymnopedie - Pen, brush and black ink on paper 100 x 148 mm
Theft - Pen, brush and black ink on paper 148 x 100 mm
Temptation to Fall - Pen, brush and black ink, watercolor on paper 100 x 148 mm
Spirits in the dark - Pen, brush and black ink, watercolor on paper 148 x 100 mm

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Stewart Taylor

"I am continually interested in the self-inflicted demise mankind faces within our Anthropocene era and our behaviour within it. Although my outlook is fearful and pessimistic, I try to create a contrary world of destruction, beauty and fatalistic humour."

The Tree Portraits I -15 Framed Monoprints 118 x 168 cm

Stewart works as a Printmaker from his Devon Studio, combining elements of site-specific photography, painting and drawing. He is presently engaged in a project called the 'Tree Portraits' which is made up of over 200 monoprints, some of which were exhibited as multiples in ”The Tree Portraits I” for both Art Number 23 ‘New Era’, and the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair Online Edition in late 2020. These were derived from photos taken near his previous home in East London and moved into print using Gelliplates.

Stewart Taylor originally found huge flexibility in working with this new method (without requiring a printing press of any kind), which allowed him to print in situ when traveling around the USA, Spain and Portugal, and gave an immediacy to observing the landscape around him. This practice gradually evolved from what was a simple engagement with his surroundings to deeper conversations about man’s place in nature, and how we have forgotten to connect and truly engage with it. In the Tree Portraits Series, the selected medium emphasizes the unique character of each tree. This suite of prints has been nourished further by extensive reading, additional education (Knepp Rewilding Workshops in Sussex, UK) and involvement with a rewilding project, minutes away from his Devon home.

Stewart previously was a keyholder at East London Printmakers for over a decade (where he remains a Member), he was Project Leader of the Mile End – Copperfield Road Studio Build for their successful move from London Fields, and during his time there worked exclusively using silkscreen.

After graduating in Fine Art at UCA Farnham in 1994 he moved to the Artichoke Print Workshop in London until 2001, where he specialised in Photo Etching.

Stewart has exhibited regularly at the Affordable Art Fairs since its inception in 1999, and at the aforementioned Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair, the RA Summer Show and the National Original Print Show, where he won the Great Art Prize in 2018.

Stump #117 - Monoprint 36 x 30 cm
Stump #195 (Ghost) - Monoprint 36 x 30 cm
Stump #191 (Ghost) - Monoprint 36 x 30 cm
Stump #160 (Guston's Stump) - Monoprint 36 x 30 cm

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Brenda Hartill

"My work is experimental, abstract and embossed. Collagraph, etching, watercolour, collage and encaustic works. My main love is abstracting the essence of the landscape in richly coloured textured works, often enhanced with silver and gold leaf. Recent works include a series of watercolour paintings with collagraph embossings. My on-going fascination is with erosion, weather patterns, natural textures, growth formations and universal organic forms.”

Heavenly Bodies  Earthrise - Etching with carborundum paper (Limited Ed. /100) 99 x 71 cm

Born in London, England, Brenda Hartill emigrated to New Zealand with her parents in the late 1950s and was educated there, graduating FA Honours at the Elam School of Fine Art Auckland. She returned to London in the late 1960s to study Theatrical Design at the Central School of Art and Design. 

In the early 80s, Hartill turned towards printmaking and has since been successfully publishing her prints. She is a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE).

 

Solo Exhibitions
Attic Gallery, Swansea, solo upcoming March 2019; Cambridge Contemporary Art, May 2016; Bankside Gallery, London: TIMELINE a major retrospective solo show 2014, Curwen & New Academy Galleries, Windmill Street, London (11 solo shows 2013 - 1991,) Saffron Gallery, Battle (solo 2015, 2012), Cambridge Contemporary Art, (Sept 2011& April 2008) St Georges Chapel, Windsor(solo 2009), Hastings Arts Forum, (solo 2009), Roche Gallery, Rye (solo 2008), Attic Gallery, Swansea, (solo 2016, 2009, 2007,1997, 1994); Lane Gallery Auckland, NZ (solo 2007, 2004) Also show in many mixed exhibitions.

Summer II - Embossed watercolour 57 x 77 cm / Framed 81 x 101 cm
Taking Off II, 2020 - Embossed watercolour 52 x 44 cm
Golden Glow III, 2020 - Embossed watercolour (1/1) 50 x 41 cm
Eye in the Sky III - Mixed media (1/1) Framed 52 x 59 cm

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Gerhard Rabe

"My picture compositions unite aspects of the naturalistic area with abstract elements. Visual art gives me the opportunity to bring my innermost to the outside. My art always oscillates on the border area between objectivity and abstraction."

Stratifications - Acrylic on paper 27 x 43 cm

German artist, Gerhard Rabe received formal education as Organist, Choir Director and Composer the Musikhochschule Dortmund, Germany. He has worked as an organist for two renowned churches in Dortmund, Germany. Rabe also studied to become a retail salesman, holding several leading positions in design and furniture shops. He was the Purchase Manager at Rosenthal Studio House for graphic edition and art objects. He was also employed as the Head of Music Publishing company Rabe-Spiess-Hartkopf. Rabe had a guest performance contract with Theater Dortmund, Germany. Since 1970 he has been an independent music composer with more than 300 published compositions as well as numerous awards. Rabe is the founder and owner of Concertino music publishing company.

Gerhard Rabe's artwork is inspired by musician and painter Vincenz Frigger. He utilizes linoleum and screen printing techniques and his works are often accompanied by music compositions. After multiple participations in Akademie Eigenart, Rabe established his own artistic studio. He has followed various workshops including with Thomas Beecht, Carola Czempik, Christopher Eymann, Eva Großhennig, Andy Ilmberger, Gerhard Marquard, Anni Rieck and Martina Wald. He has done numerous study trips in Italy, Scandinavia and the USA. Rabe is a member of the board Kunstverein Tölzerland e.V.

Braid II - Acrylic on paper 34 x 48 cm
Monterey Bay Aquarium I - Acrylic on canvas 40 x 60 cm
Braid I - Acrylic on paper 34 x 48 cm
Waymarks - Acrylic on paper 26 x 36 cm

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Andrew Ogus / Works on paper

"A simple mark may radically transform a drawing."

The Blue Box - Acrylic, graphite, color pencil, watercolor pencil 14 x 13 in.

"I make drawings on prepared printmaking paper, combining my fascination with animals and with the male figure in various series. Rather than create an idealized perfection I look for the extraordinary beauty in ordinary people. As well as exploring the effects of various surfaces I’ve created on the paper, these subjects are a conduit for exploring many different kinds of marks, and how simple variation in a line or a tiny stroke transforms an image."

Andrew Ogus is an American mixed-media artist born in 1948 and based in San Francisco, California. He holds a BFA Distinction from the California College of Arts and Crafts.

The Postcard Project 59 - Acrylic, litho ink, graphite 30 x 18 1/4 in.
The Blue Plate 2 - Acrylic, litho ink, graphite, color pencil, watercolor pencil 14 x 13 in.
Fragment 123 - Acrylic, litho ink, graphite, color pencil 11 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.
The Blue Plate - Acrylic, graphite, color pencil 21 x 15 in.

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Jaco Putker

Jaco Putker composes vivid, fantastical scenes reminiscent of strange dreams that transcend the boundaries between magical and dangerous, nostalgic and futuristic.

Jaco Putker is a contemporary artist and printmaker from The Hague, The Netherlands. He combines digital and traditional techniques to produce images that are both playful and sinister, nostalgic and magical.

His preferred medium is photopolymer, or solar plate, etching. This technique is a non-toxic way of etching which allows for photorealistic depictions. Rather than impose a meaning to his work, Jaco Putker invites the viewers to associate freely and give his etchings personal significance through individual perceptions and filters.

The titles of the etchings are non-descriptive and give no handle as to the meaning of the works. The artist considers his works to be illustrations to fables that don't exist but hopefully take shape in the viewers' minds.

Jaco Putker was awarded the Dutch national Business Art Service competition for Graphic Arts in 2010. He won the Awagami Paper Factory Prize (at the Awagami International Miniature Print Exhibition) twice; in 2015, and again in 2017. In 2017 he won the ON PAPER International Printmaking Award 2017.

His work has been exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, China, Australia, Argentina, Canada and the USA.


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