16: Eleonora Sher
Studio 73 presents a new solo exhibition by Eleonora Sher showcasing a selection of her most recent work.
Part of a larger ongoing research project around Landscape and Memory her practice explores the common link in human attachment to landscape and how we find identity in landscape and place. Exploring the parallels of the landscape, as the embodied mind and memory, and landscape as a physical place. How ‘landscape is the work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock.’ Landscapes are the nucleus of our intangible values that form our very existence, consisting of both individual and collective memories.
Eleanora has developed a unique technique which brings together digital photography and screen printing on yarn. The process starts with choosing the right subject matter – exploring how different compositions, light quality, and other elements affect the overall quality of the image. After this, test prints on paper are run before moving on to thread.
Eleonora Sher is a multidisciplinary artist who works predominantly with photographic and printing processes and large mixed media installations.
With a background in Psychology (BSc) and PGCE in Teaching (UCL) Eleonora returned to complete a masters in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins.
15: Kenny Mutombo
Kenny Mutombo is a 26-year-old artist from Paris, originally from Congo DRC she studied Fine-Art at LaSorbonne and came to London 4 years ago to study Digital Photography at Ravensbourne University London .
She uses photography and fashion to develop and discuss black beauty in attempt to break the mainstream views.
I decided to go in my country Congo for the first time at 24 for my last university project. I was concerned that every time you heard of DRC Congo it was about a killing or an image of death and misery. Even without being there I knew there was more to see. My work always had influences of Fashion and it’s been the guiding thread of my work. My aim with this collection is to show another side of DRC Congo where people are friendly, happy and colourful – a world where Africans are able to do so much with so little.
The collection includes images of Kenny’s family, the Kinshasa arts scene and a group called “The Panthers” part of La Sape movement very present in lots of African countries but mostly in Congo. The movement embodies the elegance in style and manners of colonial predecessor “Dandies”.
14: John Ball
Based in Romford (London, U.K) and working primarily in the South East of the United Kingdom, contemporary artist John Ball creates unsettling images of a dystopian suburban landscape.
John is probably best known for his appearance on the Sky Arts ‘Landscape Artist Of The Year’ television show where he was fortunate enough to place as finalist. ‘John Ball’s work was a like a breath of fresh air on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year in 2017 with its unique sense of mood and use of colour. The melancholic scenes that he constructs are poetic in themselves and full of story, to the point that they demand your attention and hold it very firmly indeed.’ (Kathleen Soriano, curator)
13: Laura Obon
Laura Obon makes abstract collages out of paper. She is interested in the concept of seeing Art as a tool, described in the book written by Alined Botton and John Armstrong Art as Therapy.
Obon grew up in Tenerife and moved to the U.K in 1998. She completed in 2003 a BA in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University and moved to London in 2006 to undertake an MA in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts. Obon is based in London where she works as an Art Teacher and develops her career as an artist.
12: Barrie J Davies
10: In Dialogue
Studio 73 presents “In Dialogue”, a thematic group exhibition in celebration of International Women’s Day curated by Ivana D’Accico.
“In Dialogue” aims to bring a more intimate and introspective vision of feminism, which considers our relationship with ourselves, as an essential element, while projecting our personalities into the world.
Four women artists show different aspects of a process oriented towards awareness of one’s potential and self worth, in order to leave cultural constructs behind and pursue a mindful dialogue that doesn’t confine solely on gender, but takes in consideration daily aspects of a person’s life.
The exhibition runs from the 8th to 17th March.