WINTER GROUP EXHIBITION
SUSAN AGGARWAL | JOHN CAKE | HENRY CHAN | ELIZABETH NEVILLE | THOMAS WOLSKI
COMME CA ART at the LOWRY HOTEL | The exhibition runs from 08.11.18 - 15.01.19
THE LOWRY HOTEL | 50 DEARMANS PLACE | CHAPEL WHARF | MANCHESTER | M3 5LH
We are ending the 2018 Exhibition Programme at the Lowry Hotel with our Winter Group Show. The exhibition showcases new works by five artists currently working with Comme Ca Art. Two of the artists, John Cake and Elizabeth Neville worked with Comme Ca Art some time ago. Both artists have created new works and will be debuting their paintings for the first time in this exhibition. Susan Aggarwal has exhibited with Comme Ca for a few years now and this exhibition sees her working with paint and PVC to create translucent, light abstract works. Henry Chan, who started working with Comme Ca at the beginning of this year has created a series of paintings based on Penguin book covers, sitting alongside his Graffiti inspired works and finally a brand new artist to Comme Ca is Thomas Wolski. Comme Ca met Thomas though the Bee in the City project and was so taken by his beautiful, intricate illustrations we just had to include them in the show. Look out for his solo exhibition at the Lowry Hotel in 2019.
Enthused by nature and her passion for creativity, Susan Aggarwal loves to explore wonderful colours and textures with an abundant sense of freedom. Her collection of expressive work is a very personal representation of Susan’s very own experience of life, beauty, the natural world and her artistic response to it. The paintings in exhibition are part of a brand new series of works based on the Colours of Pride.
John's new works are about rebuilding the creative process into a more honest and enjoyable one. Forcing a way out of learned habits, gestures or patterns by removing as much personal choice as possible.
Abstract paintings are based upon an experimental approach to drawing, in combination with digital processes that employ chance and algorithms, to create compositions that surprise and also disgust.
While studying Graphics Design in College and Fine Art in University as an artist Henry was influenced by Pop / Graffiti and Traditional Fine art and by artists such as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Henri Matise, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Banksy who’s use of imagery and sometimes vibrant colours reminded him of his youth.
Henrys art is mainly a mixture of graffiti and pop art with popular culture often his subject matter and his art often satirising current issues in society such as celebrity culture, power and commercialism.
With his art Henry wants to arouse the senses and stir the spirit and wants his art to visually stimulate the observer through strong images, colour, patterns and words.
Henry often enjoys the look and feel of tight and accurate geometric lines mixed with strong vibrant colours and bold patterns often surrounding a central figure from the world of popular culture.
Elizabeth's current work is based on the cinematography of Film Director Jean Luc Godard. She is greatly inspired by his films, the emotional tension in his characters, his dramatic use of lighting, she loves the idea of the painting capturing this one moment, frozen in time.
Her work suggests strong atmosphere and it is Elizabeth's intention to create very emotional work that draws the viewer into it, focusing on a range of fundamental human emotions.
Thomas Wolski is a post-conceptual artist whose media involves both the traditional and contemporary art-making skills of painting, illustration and photography. Thomas speaks in images, and has a remarkable visual memory. His talent lies in the ability to translate them with crisp precision and ease. What makes his pieces a work of art is the thought process behind them; his disconcerting yet good-humoured view of the world mixed with an inner desire to razzle-dazzle.
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