We are delighted to be exhibiting at Art 16 this year. As the fourth edition of the fair approaches, Art 16 has become a highlight of London’s cultural calender, uniting art-lovers, collectors, gallerists and artists from around the globe.
Jeanette Barnes has, for the past 25 years, been capturing the city of London’s boundless energy through her drawings. Documenting the ever evolving skyline of the city, her vast drawings are akin to a timelapse freeze framed, her monoprints instinctively seize the moment. Engaging with the continual development of the urban environment and its relationship with those who inhabit it, Jeanette captures the boundless energy of the modern metropolis. In contrast to the frantic scenes they depict, Jeanette’s drawings evolve gradually over time as the seamless flow of information is processed and refined.
Jeanette Barnes studied fine art at the Royal Academy followed by Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited in many solo and group shows including several times at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Jerwood Drawing Prize Exhibition. She has been awarded various scolarships and prizes, most recently the Hugh Casson Drawing Prize at the 2013 RA Summer Exhibition. Jeanette has taught at the Royal Drawing School for a number of years and has been a tutor on the Royal Academy Outreach Programme for over twenty years.
Alex Evans’ work is a collection of intricately hand drawn cities composed of geometric shapes and complex patterns which manipulate established traditions of mathematical space. They depict hybrid architectural biological systems and networks of the imagined city deploying an illusory sense of scale and an unreal interplay between dimensions.
Originally having trained in Drama at The University of Hull and in Theatre at Wimbledon School of Art, Alex has since turned his focus to his undisputed talent as an artist, living and working in London. His drawings have been exhibited nationally in galleries including Orso Major Art, MK Gallery, Buy Art Fair and CueB Gallery. His international projects include multi-disciplinary collaborations and residencies in Finland, Japan and the Maldives. Alex has just been nominated as a finalist in the 2016 Shorty Awards for his vines. Documenting his working process through timelapses, stills, stop motion and macro video; their effect lies somewhere between the meditative and that of ‘visual caffeine’ .
As a trained architect, Thom Gorst brings an eye for structure and proportion to his work, which vividly examines the action of use and decay on industrial and maritime surfaces. His large canvases suggest metal surfaces, viewed close-to, without any perspective or context, which bring the hyper-reality of industrial dereliction directly before the viewers’ gaze.
Thom came to this practice through a recent PhD at the Glasgow School of Art, which examined the aesthetics of post-industrial maritime dereliction, after which he held the post of Professor. Alongside his art practice, Thom lectures in Bristol on the History and Theory of Art and Architecture. Thom has exhibited in solo shows in Bath, Bristol, Falmouth and Liverpool.