LAMB Arts is pleased to present Kate Bellm’s first solo exhibition in the gallery. Night Sky Rising shows a wide selection of different series of photographs, some archival and some newer ones, which reflect the on going spirit of freedom, youth and nature which has constantly been present in the artist’s work.
Since a very young age, the British born photographer Kate Bellm (b. 1987, London) was interested in photography. Starting off as a fashion photographer, her constant passion for experimentation, together with her vivid, colourful and eclectic perception of the world, makes of Kate Bellm’s work a constant reflection of dreamy, surreal and romantic scenes and landscapes produced both through analogue and digital techniques. Her travels and experiences of different cultures transform the gallery space in a conglomerate of intimate and personal memories as well as commercial campaigns. She has worked for magazines such as Esquire, GQ, Interview Magazine, Vogue UK, and international brands such as ASOS, Gucci, Noor Fares and Ray Ban. With this type of work, she pushes the boundaries of advertising.
Nomadic and wild by nature, Kate Bellm has created her own world through her images- one of iridescent colours, nude silhouettes and surreal natural surroundings. She has captured everything from dreamlike landscapes, aquatic havens sprinkled with ethereal nymphs to eroded urban settings and with these set the scene for leading fashion campaigns. The show at LAMB reflects on this versatility - the gallery's upstairs displays a series of recent works which explore the photographer's vision of the surrounding nature in her home, Mallorca. Whereas, the downstairs displaying a combination of sketches, notebooks and photographs, will focus more on the thoughts, the imagination and the people that have contributed to the building of such a vision.
Kate Bellm has received a great variety of influences, as she is highly inspired by photographers such as Guy Bourdin, David LaChapelle and Helmut Newton. Moreover, artists such as the surf master Ozzie Wright, the skateboarder Ed Templeton, the film director Larry Clark, together with local folk artists from all across the globe working with weaving, natural building, jewellery and ceramics, make from Kate aesthetic as: colour, freedom, nature and nudes. Welcome to Kate's world.