Beautiful large scale fantastical kaleidoscopic paintings from Irish raised / London based Artist Chloe Early. I saw Chloe’s work for the first time in the Tramyard Gallery in Dalkey, Ireland back in 2006, her first solo show entitled ‘Spring Board’ and I really regret not shelling out the cash for one of her amazing paintings back then.
“Chloe Early’s current works are oil paintings on linen and aluminum. Large scale painterly montages, she works with an abstracted urban landscape background placing interchangeable motifs: divers, balloons, stars, herds of animals, always hinting at the opposing themes of apocalypse and redemption.”
Chloe Early exhibited with the Corey Helford Gallery at Scope Art Fair, Miami this year and had a solo exhibition at the Joshua Liner Gallery in New York entitled ‘Feathers and Wax’ back in November. Original works and limited edition prints are available through ‘Stolen Space Gallery‘ in London.
Striking large Scale Portraits from Dutch Artist Annemarie Busschers.
“Her work belongs to the Dutch tradition of reproducing the subject matter with utter detail, as if we could touch with the eye the textures of the surfaces, the fabrics and the skin, etc Busschers work digs deeper into the meaning of contemporary individualism by treating the surfaces as landscapes with a right of their own.”
Check out her site to see some of her murals and earlier surrealist drawings.
Some dynamic large scale figurative paintings from Award winning Brighton born Hong Kong based Artist Simon Birch.
“Mesmerizing in their complexity, Simon’s works envelop the viewer and invite them to participate and interpret for themselves what lies within the rich layers of pigmentation and explosive subject matter.” Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art 2009
Simon Birch is also involved in a ambitious collaboratory multimedia project entitled ‘Hope and Glory’ with contributions from UNKLE, filmmaker Eric Hu, designer Douglas Young, architect Paul Kember, actor Daniel Wu, and Beijing-based artist Cang Xin.
“Birch’s monumental show explores a number of major themes that recur in the artist’s work: the idea of art as a spectacle; the fascination with circuses and fairgrounds, science fiction and mythologies; as well as a preoccupation with the traditions of craftsmanship and labour in art production.”
His work has recently been exhibited at the Carmichael Gallery of Contemporary Art in LA and is available through 10 Chancery Lane Gallery in Hong Kong. You can find an interview with Simon Birch and Artasty.com here.
Large scale silhouette street art from Spanish artist Sam3.
“His paintings focus through the reduction of colours and clear shapes and their intense presence is like a magnet to the observer.”