Among the new work on display is exciting and unseen
artworks by Jason Dussault and pieces from Italian artist Simafra.
Canadian artist, Jason Dussault, previously known for his fashion brand Deuce
Custom Ink/Dussault Apparel and working relationship with Gene Simmons on
the Kiss musician’s own clothing line, made the shift from Fashion to Fine Art and
hasn’t looked back since. He has enjoyed great success as an emerging artist and
his work is coveted by a range of celebrities and art collector’s alike. Dussault has
also taken part in a number of exhibitions including an exhibition at the acclaimed,
Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery, alongside internationally renowned artists and icons
from Picasso, to Dali and Warhol. Dussault’s works explore the ancient use of
mosaic tiling in his work, the artist often uses ‘diamond dust’ glitter in the grouting
of his pieces, to create more of an unusual finish.
“His pieces are especially stunning in person, where you can investigate his trademark
process and style, while also picking up details like the glints of diamond dust in the grout,
the glossiness of the tile and the amazing texture throughout the piece,”
-Canadian gallery Director, Katsumi Kimoto.
Also on display will be the work of emerging Italian artist, Simafra, who has been
hailed as one to watch and a favourite amongst the international interior design
and wider fine art community.
Taking inspiration from the natural landscapes and gold foiling detailing observed
in the works of Gustav Klimt and Peter Doig, Simafra’s work aims to show the
splendour and gravitas that can be observed throughout the natural world in his
rich, sumptuously layered paintings.
“Simafra’s rich use of colour that includes, unusually, gold in works such as Albero dei
sogni (Tree of Dreams, above)...has helped him become something of a darling to interior
designers.” – The Huffington Post, Bob Chaundy.
Maddox Gallery Managing Director and Curator James Nicholls comments,“We are
absolutely delighted to be able to present this exhibition, Modern Masters, as a showcase of
existing and emerging Maddox Gallery artists. The show promises to showcase and
champion the sheer range of talent and unique styles that our roster of artists each possess
with Dussult and Simafra as two of the emerging artists to watch in 2017.”