Dynamite Art Fair

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BRIXTON

 01.04.22 - 03.04.22  
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Exhibiting artists include: 
Tboy started in 1986 when he secured a place at Worthing Art College on a foundation course and went to do a course in 3D design with fine art. After leaving Worthing he started an apprenticeship as a frame maker and Gilder which opened my eyes to artists and techniques.
Although pursuing a career in retail his desire has always been to become a full-time artist, which thankfully he now do. He works with a range of mediums such as paint, charcoal, stencils and laser cutting. He like to work in 3 Dimensions and create depth to his work through multi layering.
Sam paints people in cities, people who have developed ways of coping with living so close to each other. Those coping strategies are known to all of us but we rarely think about them. Hewitt’s work is in itself a coping strategy to deal with the overwhelm of input - painting frozen moments in a crowd in which the subtle physical exchanges of information between people can be examined. He then projects his own assumptions onto these exchanges and titles the works with the name of the personal psychodrama he has uncovered through the process.  
Dreamy Ox is a model maker and sculptor based in Bristol UK who has worked as a set designer for theatre for the last 8 years.  In his downtime he makes miniatures and models in his studio. Eventually he had so many that he decided to start exhibiting and selling them. Some of these pieces, like the Museum of the Anthropocene, are part of a wider storyline - like a piece of theatre told through objects. In 2020 the artist's work was featured in the New York Times and The Stage.

Artist based In Tacoma, WA. Craft Cocktail Bartender by night Painter & Sculptor by day. SE7EN started creating new contemporary sculptures in 2013, alongside various paintings and murals. Since then he’s been able to produce his very first designer toy with acclaimed toy maker Martian Toys.
Born in 1974 in Athens, Greece. Has a degree in Graphic design. Loves Art. He started as a scale modeler for over 20 years and the last 8 years he works as a diorama & miniature artist. He has many interviews in Newspapers / Radio / Magazines and Social Media in Egypt, Poland, USA, UK, Germany, Greece, Spain. He has participated in Art Exhibitions in Greece, Italy, UK, Spain, Japan. He has written many articles as a miniature expert in several magazines in Greece, Spain, UK, USA, Germany, Poland. Also he is very active in Social Media as a founder of the diorama page @scale_models_and_miniatures. His goal is to make scenes of daily life and reality in a very "small" world. His dream is one day to see his Artworks in museums and introduce the art of miniatures to all over the world. Maybe in this way the world will seem more beautiful….

Iva Troj is a Bulgaria-born artist currently based in Sweden and the UK. She creates fine art pieces which seamlessly merge Renaissance aesthetics and techniques with postmodern praxis. Her intensely detailed images achieve astonishing tricks of light and shade, as practiced by the great masters while incorporating dreamlike scenes which challenge cultural norms.

She obtained her first fine arts degree in her teens. After completing two BA degrees and a masters degree from the United States and Sweden, she was awarded an art history PhD title.

In 2016, Troj was named Contemporary Art Excellence Artist of the Year and, in 2013, was the winner of the Towry Best of East England Award. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally and her work is in collections in the UK, France, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Germany, China, United States and Japan. In 2020, two of her paintings were included in the permanent museum exhibit at Haegeumgang Museum 해금강테마박물관] in South Korea.

The painting technique Troj mostly uses resembles the Flemish method of layering thin veneers of paint between layers of varnish. “I start with pencils and/or pastels and varnish. After that I paint a lighter layer with acrylics and finish with a couple of thicker layers using a combination of mediums, often oils, but sometimes gold leaf and inks.”

Naama Commander is a 39 year old Neurology Nurse Practitioner who recently burned out due to the overwhelming nature of being a medical provider. This resulted in a phase of life during which she couldn’t stop making stuff. Here are a few pieces that reflect her desire to make the world prettier, funnier and hopefully more tolerable. They reflect what’s going on in her mind most of the time - chaos.
Mei Mei's sculpture seeks to find a balance between the dualities of innocence and darkness - the divine and the animal, grounded in the earth.  An element of the monstrous has always allowed artists to communicate their ideas and their feelings freely, and there’s an aspect of this her my work.  Mei Mei tries to combine the kindness and darkness that are intrinsic to human nature.
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Founded by artist Tboy with the sole purpose of joining like minded artists together to bring emerging artists to the forefront. The focus of POP gallery is Pop art, graffiti art and street art. We represent 30 artists from around the world to showcase such amazing talent.

Born in Wolverhampton 1972. 

Caris is a mixed media collage artist from Wellington, Shropshire inspired by theatrical spaces, performers and objects. She works with vintage prints and papers, layering and embellishing with fabric remnants and recycled items to create opulent multi-layered art works.

Aged four Caris visited her local art college degree show and was delighted to discover that you could spend your time just making art so returned to that building fourteen years later to study a Foundation Diploma in art & design, followed by a Fine Art degree at Liverpool John Moores University. After qualifying as an art tutor, Caris taught in a number of colleges, institutions and formerly HMP Parc.

The staginess of her work is influenced by the magic of theatre and performance; memories of stepping into an extravagant world of red velvet curtains and ornate flocked wallpaper, with a strong desire to see what is behind the curtain.

‘Tin City’ is the mixed media brainchild of Bath based artist and musician Jo Nye. Handmade recycled tin shrines, mixed media pieces, diorama, found object and decorative items produced under the Tin City banner, are inspired by Jo’s love of folk art, vintage illustration, religious icons and reliquaries, music and film, pulp fiction and pinup art!  Each piece is unique and is comprised of recycled tin and aluminium, carefully resourced and hand prepared acetate digital imagery, up-cycled broken vintage & modern costume jewellery, found objects and scrap store materials to bring you one-off pieces to worship and adore!

Lissie’s works feature central characters which she stitches completely by hand, placed carefully around vintage fabrics such as Yves Saint Lauren, Gucci and Chanel and pieces of discarded materials. By seeing the value in everything she finds, she has the rare ability to turn ordinary in to the extraordinary, resulting in pieces full of charm, humour and wonderful energy.
Lissie Baldwin studied fashion at Central St Martins, graduating with a Masters in 1994 and going on to set up her own fashion label. She has designed and worked with Whistles, Koh-Samui, The Cross, The Spice Girls, Zoe Ball and Denise Van Outen. Her work was featured in The New York Times, New York Post, Hello! Magazine, Elle Magazine, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Evening Standard and Time Out.
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James Cowland is a Painter from East Sussex, currently living and working in Brighton and Hove. He studied first at Central Saint Martins, UAL, then a BA in Fine Art: Painting at The University of Brighton, graduating in 2013. Every series of work from this artist so far has been an act of introspection and attempt at self-edification. This new series uses natural ethereal forms layered up to suggest the corporeal presence of a feminine protagonist - some past or future priestess in the likeness of a close friend of the Artist. The composition comes about as an ongoing conversation within the artist of action and response, held over a period of weeks or months.

Abi Trotman, otherwise known as Tobacco & Regrets, is a full time professional artist, fine art miniaturist and scale-modeller based in Barry, South Wales, UK who uses miniatures as a way to celebrate life and all its quirks and intricacies. Her work is offbeat, often challenging and quietly subversive. You’ll find hidden messages, subtle narratives and intricate stories weaved throughout the scenes and pieces. 

Abi not only creates and sells fine art miniature scenes, dioramas, 1/12th scale dolls-house furniture and accessories through the UK, Europe and US, but also celebrates people’s distinct identities, hobbies, favourite films, books or pastimes by rendering them in miniature flat-lays. The next few films she will be immortalising in miniature include Pulp Fiction,  Se7en, Blade Runner and The Breakfast Club. She is available for custom artworks, commissions and workshops.

Georgina Smith creates 3D relief paintings of buildings. She studied Illustration at the University of Westminster in the late 90’s and that is when she first started working in this textured relief style. After a trip to Venice she felt that she couldn’t evoke the crumbling, decaying buildings with flat line and colour so she started to layer up with cardboard, fabric and paint to create texture and depth.

Nine years ago, after a successful career in retail display, Georgina returned to painting taking inspiration from her new hometown of Brighton. She has honed her technique, bringing more precision yet maintaining the painterly style. Georgina’s work is inspired by the connections between typography, architecture and nostalgia. She aims to document the architectural history of buildings that are still clinging on despite the encroaching modern world.

Kate Scott likes to walk the tightrope between natural expression and artificial order within her paintings, allowing accidental marks and instinctive colour to pave the way to new unexpected destinations.

She enjoys that sudden feeling when the images come into being; as if containing another world within themselves and evoking partially reclaimed recollections.

She is interested in the conversation between one’s own internal experience, and emotions, and one’s reaction to being present in a physical place, and the internal dialogues resulting from both of these concerns, but she also wants the finished pieces to contain and convey a sense the pace, rhythms and decision making of her very personal painting process.

She has been recently exploring how nature can become expressed as a metaphor for the unconscious, the relief of rain and tears for example, the joy of returning from a refreshing walk, or the palate cleansing experience of a cold sea swim.

Kate studied Fine Art Painting BA, followed by an MA in printmaking in Brighton and have shown in London and Brighton, and Cornwall; taking part in solo and group exhibitions and artist’s Open Houses and a recent two woman show in October.

She has undertaken commissions and has work in private collections in the UK and Europe.

Susanne has always loved Art. Starting at school in South Wales with incredibly inspirational teachers and leading onto the foundation course which confirmed to her that Art and being creative was the path she wanted to go down. She then studied Fashion and Textiles at Leicester Polytechnic.

After leaving college she worked in London for many years in Interior Design companies producing one off hand-painted pieces, Trompe L'oeils,  paintings on rugs, designs for fabrics and large canvases for foyers and restaurants.

She has exhibited in many galleries over the years being involved in a large thriving artist community. Susanne now works in her studio in Guildford in Surrey which is a stones throw from the most beautiful countryside with soft rolling hills and Woodlands with views for miles.

She takes her paints everywhere she goes, so she has a huge collection of sketches and drawings which her paintings are inspired by. She often starts the painting as a pictorial landscape whilst out and about but then they often evolve into abstract form in the studio by letting the colours and spontaneity take over enabling the viewer to develop their own interpretation.

A lot of her work comes from exploring the North Downs, Isle of Wight, South Wales, Lake District and sometimes beautiful sunny places if she's lucky enough, but basically whenever she finds herself.

Susanne's aim is to evoke emotions felt when we experience nature. Her work is based on the properties of colour, the effects generated by light and movement which then create the mood and the energy.

Working in an intuitive and spontaneous way means often unexpected things happen with mark making, form and colour which influences how the piece evolves.

Her inspiration is drawn from light and reflection which changes constantly over land, sea and sky. Celebrating colours and how they work effortlessly together.

Her paintings start with the layering process using brushes and pallet knives. She mainly works in acrylics but sometimes adding other mediums like inks and pastels. Susanne uses a vibrant palette, trying to create as much flow as she possibly can so nothing looks overworked.

"There definitely isn’t a better feeling than finishing the painting, standing back from it and thinking Wow!!"

Dead Punk is a self taught artist born and raised in El Paso, Texas who uses a luchador mask as a symbol of where he comes from and as a representation of his art. As the artist explains, " His Art is his mask and his mask is his art." His style explores the relationship of life and death with pop culture references and the raw Punk aesthetics of the 80's.He has a unique ability of fusing different art movements and techniques to create beautiful art pieces with messages regarding social issues affecting our world today.
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Sstutter is an independent brand that makes innovative and intense statement jewellery. The intricate designs are laser cut in acrylic and assembled in my home studio in London. Creativity and passion are core values which are infused into everything I do. Sstutter is about making statements and self-expression.

I am influenced by Anime, 80’s cartoons, pop culture, pop art, branding, SFX and graphics. I especially find inspiration in toys like Transformers and products like the Sony Walkman. For as long as I can remember, I found joy in the way they move and function. I have spent most of my life drawing, painting and creating. Making and holding items has helped me feel closer to them. I graduated in 2001 with a BA (Hons) degree in Creative Model Making and worked in London for 15 years. During my career, I worked with award-winning architects bringing their ideas to life. I find purpose taking a concept from sketch through to an object that you can hold, admire and enjoy. For me, the process of making things is communication and story telling.

Sstutter is for individuals who have a distinct style and an incredible story to tell. They deserve beautiful and imaginative statement jewellery that speaks their language. Self-expression is a human need. When people wear my creations I hope it brings confidence in communicating the way they want to be seen.

Peekyfree

Inspired by the gaps in life we tend not to notice, Peekys’ work is about paying attention to the strange and funny details of the mundane. To find beauty and relief in the overlooked and exploring the possibility for narrative in the everyday. Ramen noodles, communal bins and laboriously hand drawn phrases found on social media and kicking about round the back of lazy conversations are exposed and reappraised as almost twee studies. Recently moving into 3d sculpts, this work pulls themes from his painting into tangible objects, taking a swipe at the pop icons which inspired his earlier work decades ago and exploring these overexposed characters in his own colourful way.

Jon Welsh

Jon Welsh has worked as a Photographer for over 30 years.
Initially studying Art and Graphic Design, he later worked as a Graphic Designer, notably in the Art Department of a Feature Film, 'Running Brave' in Canada during the 80’s. The story of a Native American, who entered the Olympics as runner.
Self taught he began in earnest, using a 35mm Yashica FXD Quartz, and 12 rolls of Kodachrome 64, while traveled in Mexico back in 1983. From this point onwards, the decision to become a photographer was affirmed.

This Northern Boy

Rob Turpin is a designer and illustrator working in traditional media – pens, ink, pencil – he spends his time drawing robots, spaceships, castles, and imaginary places.

He has illustrated a children's book on castles and is currently writing and illustrating his first children’s picture book. Rob has a love of the colour orange and is addicted to pies. A Yorkshireman, now living and working in the leafy suburbs of London, Rob lives with his wife, a cat, and a growing menagerie of old stuffed animals.

 

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