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Carl Camera


Phil Constable

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Jamie Jones


Jacqueline Taylor

COME SEE COMME CA at INNSiDE by Melia, Manchester

1 FIRST STREET | MANCHESTER | M15 4RP | EX DATES: 08.07.21 - 05.10.21


Exhibition #002 at INNSiDE by Melia Manchester is looking mighty fine! We have brought four fantastic artists together for this latest exhibition with an emphasis on painting and printmaking. The exhibition is open to all daily from 10am - 10pm. Bob in, check the exhibition out, HASHTAG #commecaart into your social media posts and let us know what your favourite artwork is!


Comme Ca Art became aware of Carl Camera’s artworks through Instagram. His love of calligraphy, mixed with his street art style of painting executed perfectly on the canvas surface didn’t disappoint when we invited Carl over to the gallery to show us his works. 


His unapologetic use of vivid fuchsia and bright yellow colours only adds to the beauty of his calligraphy craftsmanship. Carl is full of ideas of how he can transcend his work from the canvas to other surfaces including furniture, lighting and interior structures. 


We are looking forward to seeing how Carl progresses in his art journey. This is definitely one artist to look out for. 


Artist and printmaker Phil Constable works by layering images via screen print, utilising half-tone photography, symbols, mark making with gold and silver gilding on various surfaces including paper, board, and glass.


Documenting industrial sites and spaces, often focusing on trace images created by construction markings and/or graffiti that has often been covered or ‘painted out’ poorly. Phil finds these images and incorporates them as part of a readymade dialogue between the mediums of the mechanically reproduced image and the brush.


Multi-layered imagery encourages the viewer to visually explore the surface, the texture, and depth within the work echoing time and memory.


Having worked through the medium of printing and drawing on glass for sometime, the process of working backwards relates to the mapping of thoughts then sealing them by the encapsulation of silvering. When viewed as a finished piece, the distorted reflection of the silvering creates tension, an interaction between the viewer and negative space.


Born in Canterbury, Kent in 1971 Phil Constable graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in 1995 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art followed by a MA  in Creative Technology at Salford University in 1998.


Jamie Jones is an 80's kid who obsessed over cartoons, toys, skateboarding and hip-hop - you'll probably see that in his work.


Jamie has been inspired by countless artists all his life, but his real love of art is nostalgic references - building on the familiar and creating something new.


Street art and pop art are big influences, but he has always been fascinated with anatomical illustrations and their incredible details. Looking under the skin gives a surreal insight in to what’s hidden beneath, and this has been a focal point for Jamie’s recent work.


If it wasn’t for lock down, Jamie probably wouldn’t have picked up his pens and brushes, as it had been almost 21 years since he last did so. Whilst at school in Yorkshire, art was his favourite subject and earned him an art scholarship to buy art materials in last last year of school.


After finishing school Jamie returned to his home town of Chester and enrolled in art college, studying multimedia and design. He ended up dropping out and working fill time for M&S until starting a very successful career in the drinks industry at the age of 22.


In 2016 whilst running the global drinks programme for a Michelin starred restaurant group, Jamie launched Mirage, the worlds first Augmented Reality cocktail menu. 18 months of development and planning, the menu was an immersive journey through art with drinks paired to arts styles and artists.  This was Jamie’s opportunity to bring his love for art in to the drinks industry but didn’t go without its issues. As a badge of honour, he was issued with a cease & desist from the Warhol Estate!


Jacqueline Taylor is from Manchester in the UK, where she still works and lives today. Taylor is an emerging artist whose main medium is oil paint. She is a painter who’s interested in realism. Taylor’s work is based around the everyday and leaves the observer of her paintings to decide the narrative of the scenes or people she depicts. She desires to make artwork that creates a feeling within and can be viewed many times over while feeling new each time it is observed. 

An example of this is in the painting Woman With Whippet (February 2020) where Taylor took a solitary subject and presented her in a room to be viewed, and for the spectator to catch a glimpse of what could be themselves in the mirror within the space. The reasoning behind why the woman is there, who is gazing at her and her emotional state can be reimagined many times over with a new narrative possible each time. 



RA 250th Summer exhibition 2018. 

Home - Manchester Open Exhibition 2020

Featured in Grayson’s Art Club 2020 and part of the exhibition at the Manchester Art gallery. 



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