The Space Between

Artist Members Online Exhibition

5 – 30 May, 2022

London Paint Club is delighted to announce our new Artist Members online exhibition, The Space Between featuring 16 international artists. 

Concepts surrounding perception, psychological landscapes, memory and the past are explored throughout the works in this exhibition. 

Painting genres become blurred as abstractions flow into representational implications, landscapes become conceptual metaphors, and figuration blends with gestural intentions. Artists Rômulo Avi and Jen Gash depict abstraction through the painting process which imply figurative interpretations. Paint is layered, dripped, pasted, built upon, moved, overlapped and disguised in intuitive applications.

Architectural landscapes, geometries, gestures, movements of light and shadow emerge in works by CW Landon and Jan Valik. A cavernous encasement of the flowing yet solid and defined shapes radiate together. The mind seeks to find logical understandings from the seemingly disorderly and chaotic compositions which we discover through the emotive qualities that painting conveys. Layers, marks and collage create traces of actions of the past in the paintings by Emma Labattaglia. Diverse forms and applications come together in a balanced harmony.   

Colour is a powerful element in works by Mengmeng Zhang, Cristina Rago and Yaya Yajie Liang to highlight emotive states, psychology and identity. Figurative characters are depicted in lucid, energetic vibrancy. A sense of place is lost and identities are defined by their inner worlds. People become absorbed in their own worlds in the isolating street scenes by Thomas Cameron. A voyeuristic perspective of the urban setting is absorbed through light and colour radiating from the canvas. Artists Charlotte Evans, Elisa Filomena and Adrian Gardner explore figures lost in fantasy worlds and landscapes. People embrace, dance, contemplate, relax, explore and get immersed in a dreamlike place where colour comes alive. Plants, flowers, clouds and mountains have a life of their own. These works express a common understanding of being merged into a natural as well as psychological landscape.

Quiet moments of figures, landscapes and objects can be observed through the works of Sharon Lacey, Tin Nguyen, Sarah Grant and Hidetake Suzuki. Lacey’s ghostly worlds represent a collective memory of human behaviour and mythologies passed down through generations. Tin Nguyen brings us a quiet glimpse into his autobiographical reflections of both his inner and outer surroundings. A mountain landscape has equal weight as a more intimate view of his private corner of the world. Sarah Grant presents us with loosely defined snowy scenes that seem as if we have remembered them from an idyllic ski vacation postcard, hinting at nostalgia. 

Hidetaka Suzuki presents to us objects and scenes that feel anonymous and muted. Suzuki creates tension, unsettling contradictions that make sense to us on a subconscious level. 

Each artist represented in this exhibition explores their own individual and unique approach to painting. Common ideas of memory circulate through expressions of psychological states of mind depicted by portraits, surreal landscapes, colour, process and gestural marks. The Space Between hopes to draw parallels between all of these ideas presented in the exhibition, to highlight the palatability of painting as a means of expression. 

Artists

Rômulo Avi

Born in 1992 in Sorocaba, Brazil | Lives and works in London, UK

Rômulo Avi

Backwards Glance, 2022

Mixed media on board

60 x 80 cm

© The Artist

£1,200

 

Thomas Cameron

Born 1992 in Glasgow, Scotland | Lives and works in London, UK

Thomas Cameron

Woman with Coffee, 2022

Oil on canvas

70 x 100 cm

© The Artist

£4,300

Charlotte Evans

Born 1981 in London, UK | Lives and works in Toronto, Canada

Charlotte Evans

Bloom, 2022 

Oil on canvas

50.8 x 55.88 cm

© The Artist

£1,850

Elisa Filomena

Born 1976 in Italy | Lives and works in Turin, Italy

Elisa Filomena

Angel, 2022

Acrylic on cardboard

50 x 35 cm

© The Artist

Price Available Upon Request

Adrian Gardner

Born 1973 in Durham, UK | Lives and works in Edinburgh, UK

Adrian Gardner

Off Grid, 2022

Oil on linen

110 x 110 cm

© The Artist

£2,800

Jen Gash

Born 1972 in Kent, UK | Lives and works in South Gloucestershire, UK

Jen Gash

Revolve, 2022

Oil on paper mounted on board

74 x 64 cm

© The Artist

£1,250

Sarah Grant

Born 1977 in Leeds, UK | Lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland

Sarah Grant

Best Ski aesthetic, 2022

Oil on board

18 x 23 cm

© The Artist

Not For Sale

Emma Labattaglia

Born 1980 in Melbourne, AUS | Lives and works in St Andrews Beach, AUS

Emma Labattaglia

I don’t believe your smile but that’s ok, 2022

Oil paint and oil stick on linen

40 x 50 cm

© The Artist

£300

Sharon Lacey

Born 1975 in Charleston, USA | Lives and works in Boston, USA

Sharon Lacey

Painting the Property Line, 2021

Oil on linen

46 x 51 cm

© The Artist

Not For Sale

CW Landon

Born 1990 in Mount Eden, NZ | Lives and works in London, UK

CW Landon

Which, 2021

61.5 x 78.5 cm

Oil on canvas

© The Artist

£4,000

Yaya Yajie Liang

Born 1995 in China | Lives and works in London, UK

Yaya Yajie Liang

Summer Palace, 2021

Acrylic on canvas

170 x 220 cm

© The Artist

Price Available Upon Request

Tin Nguyen

Born in Vietnam | Lives and works in Brooklyn, USA

Tin Nguyen

where do we go when we dream?, 2021

Oil on canvas

30.48 x 40.64 cm

© The Artist

Price Available Upon Request

Cristina Rago

Born 1993 in New York, USA | Lives and works in London, UK

Cristina Rago

Held Beneath, 2022

Acrylics, inks, pastel, and calico on paper

42.0 x 59.4 cm

© The Artist

Price Available Upon Request

Hidetaka Suzuki

Born 1986 in Hokkaido, Japan | Lives and works in Tokyo, Japan

Hidetaka Suzuki

Marker, 2021

Oil on canvas

162 x 130 cm

© The Artist

£4,700

Jan Valik

Born 1987 in Bratislava, Slovakia | Lives and works in London, UK

Jan Valik

Indefinite Migration, 2022

Oil on canvas

120 x 100 cm

© The Artist

Price Available Upon Request

Mengmeng Zhang

Born 1997 in Jiangsu, China | Lives and works in London, UK

Mengmeng Zhang

Girl on bike, 2021

Oil on canvas

91.4 x 121.9 cm

© The Artist

£1,600

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