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FLUX Exhibition at The Chelsea College of Art



Wednesday, 12 July 2017 to Sunday, 16 July 2017
Wednesday, 12 July 2017 - 6:00pm


Artists in the Spotlight at FLUX EXHIBITION July 12-16th July 2017

Private View: July 12th 18.00 - 21.00

FLUX Exhibition is a ground breaking art event - a collection of the most dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists which represents an alternative way to encounter today's best new art.

FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, unconventional art event. Hosted by Chelsea College of Arts in LONDON and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, this fourth, much anticipated edition of FLUX brings 90 artists to the fore. Gray has hand selected the very best emerging and established artists for a five-day interactive event.

FLUX opening party comes alive with musical guests, performance art and site specific installations which complement the work and bring a new experimental approach to the exhibition.

The show represents a rare opportunity to gain access to a diverse group of gifted artists, on the path to being the big names of tomorrow, showcasing international talent in a collaborative, curated show. FLUX celebrates dynamic, emerging artists on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.

Performance artists include Cheddar Gorgeous, Anna Phylactic and Liquorice Black the internationally known members of the gender fluid drag group ‘Family Gorgeous’.

Marnie Scarlet will be joining us for the private view evening and performing in her bold and unique style. Marnie is an underground sensation and one of the top names in fetish performance.

Street artist Max Brazier Jones will be creating a large artwork in his signature style, live throughout the duration of FLUX.

AbNorMalik is joining us in some  wonderfully strange form.  He is an internationally touring actor and Mime artist. The cartoonesque characters he designs, creates and performs are reminiscent of the darkly humorous illustrations of Edward Gorey with a quirky commedia dell’arte flavour and a nod to Neil Gaiman’s ‘Sandman’.

The exhibition will also be featuring a unique, Mini-Masterpiece wall where smaller artworks by FLUX artists can be purchased for £300 or less. A great way for a new collector to invest in art at a fraction of the price of artists' normal sized works.

FLUX has received over 700 submissions and once all artists have been selected they will be listed on the website

Artists Include:

Tomas Harker is an emerging artist featured in collections worldwide and garnering increasing international interest. He has previously been included in an exhibition at the Tate Modern, London and has recently had two hugely successful solo shows. He has received recognition from esteemed critic the late Brian Sewell and gained glowing appraisals from many publications such as Vogue Magazine.

Marek Emczek Olszewski was born in Poland in 1981 and has been living and working in London since 2006. He Obtained his photographic diploma at RACC in Richmond upon Thames in 2011, however, he is mainly a self-taught photographer, continuously experimenting and discovering new ways of expression. He is attracted to non-obviousness, light and shadow play, movement, reflection, geometry and extreme minimalism and is a member of Free Painters and Sculptors collective.  His work has been featured and bought by some of the world’s leading architects and interior designers, including Candy and Candy and a high profile commission for Qatari Headquarters in London’s Mayfair.

Milan Andov graduated from the faculty of fine arts. Showing extraordinary talent in drawing and painting Milan has won many awards for his art and is exhibiting widely in both solo and group exhibitions internationally. He explores themes relating to the subconscious and unconscious extremities of love, rage and hate, and presents characters in a particular way while articulating the psychological facial-expressions, which transform from realistic to idealistic with accented distortions, displaying their deep psychological state.

Clare Haxby whose large paintings of London and Singapore Landmarks are being exhibited for the first time at Flux exhibition.  Clare a fine art printmaker builds up her dynamic images with paint and printmaking using mono-print for delicate line details. A British Artist Clare has recently returned from living in Singapore for 8 years where her paintings of Singapore Landmarks drew the attention and patronage of ambassadors and VIP'S.

You can see Clare's new painting of LIBERTY LONDON building and her huge painting of Marina Bay Sands Singapore at Flux Exhibition.

Stasha Lewis, whose unique paintings have had three successful sell-out exhibitions in London. Lewis is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been featured in galleries across the globe including Saatchi in London. Her most recent exhibition, Blackline, was showcased for one night only at the exclusive B1 located beneath Victoria House.

Tina Spratt whose paintings are focused on the female form and are glimpses of everyday intimacy, she is interested in capturing that fleeting time when a person is unaware of being observed.  Hoping to portray a sense of ambiguity for the viewer to arrive at their own conclusions and evoke an emotional connection with the model.

Marco Piemonte who was born in Rome, Italy, in May 1976.Worked and developed his first artistic style in New York when he was 23.   Piemonte moved back to Europe and graduated from Marangoni Milan in 2004 with a BA in Visual Communication.  He then came to London, teaching at a college for 11 years Visual Communication and Fashion Illustration, eventually committing to full time painting.  Since then Marco has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows.

Pedro Sousa Louro is an artist where you can see the evolution in his dialogue with colours and geometry. Despite his preferences about the contemporary artist, like for instance Francis Bacon, his reminiscence comes from the neo-plasticism of Mondrian and Ben Nickolson, and in some way Picasso. He does not focus on the subject matter, but geometry for geometry’s sake is the key in his pieces. He uses the technique of ‘dropping', used by Pollock, but with the order and sense of Rothko.  Cubism has been part of his life in the early part of his career, in his more recent researches and studies he is influenced by both cubism and abstract expressionism. His main aim is interacting with the spectator, telling a story. After a short figurative spell combined with his characteristic geometric style, Pedro has found his place with his art in the expressionist world.

Thomas Dowdeswell pulls back the curtain on current, controversial issues with surreal political satire, challenging the viewer to confront, digest and empathize with multiple perspectives, both literally and theoretically. The complexity is discernible and at times even daunting, yet Dowdeswell’s works remain decipherable like an unnerving cautionary poem of the end of civilization as we know it. Meanwhile, under the geometrical figures, symbolic color palettes, and explicit imagery, an intellectual voice is always present.

Dowdeswell’s surrealist style creates a dreamscape atmosphere where he deliberately juxtaposes imagery of desperation and opulence, victimization and exploitation, in an attempt to explore the inequality of society through a flurry of abstraction and symbolism. When expressed through structural shapes, the form and energy is reminiscent of Futurist Umberto Boccioni's Elasticity (1912).  But sometimes that flurry takes a complete abstract form, reminding the viewer of Kandinsky’s Compositions (1913), and thus the longing for liberation. Moreover, Dowdeswell’s faceless, indistinguishable figures have an uncanny resemblance to Salvador Dali's  'creature' in The Persistence of Memory (1931) reinforcing the obscure, dreamlike setting and reiterating the inescapable confusion of the human condition. 

Thomas Dowdeswell currently lives and works in Bristol and has exhibited throughout the UK, France and the United States.

David Booth is a sculptor and painter. He enjoys the creative process and deliberately selects processes which require decisions to be made intuitively and instinctively, trusting, evaluating, disrupting, destroying and constructing. This creates an immersive process consciously and unconsciously absorbs Booth during the creation of the work. Producing the aesthetic of organic movement, fluidity, repetition, layers. Booth exploits the philosophy of emergence in the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions; exploiting organic variance within an overall apparent repetition, selecting and discarding chance driven elements using wayward systems to create and challenge the work to emerge.

Booth thrives on producing a challenging response to material, space and context. Drawn towards repetition and multiples, creating movement and momentum. Booth draws on references to growth, journey, escape, time, combining with his transformative use of material also to reference re-invention, often exploiting the natural association of his chosen material to strengthen the context of the work. 

Gary Scott see’s art as a journey. He works intuitively to express himself emotionally and explore his subconscious mind. Ultimately his aim is to produce work with which the viewer will feel a connection; to be drawn into it and to develop an emotional response of their own.

Scott loves to work with plaster as it allows spontaneity and for him to build in deeply textural surfaces; the ability to add language to the form. Typically, he then casts his sculptures in bronze with iron resin, which allows him to achieve the cool blue and green patinas with the warm orange coming through.  Recently Scott has commenced an MA in Art and Science at Central Saint Martins in London where he has continued to explore emotionality and ‘what it is to be human’ and has started to undertake expressionistic paintings.

Awards and residencies:- Thompsons Gallery London: Final five in Instagram Competition 2017; Curious Duke Gallery, London: ‘Secret Art Prize’ Winners Show shortlisted 2015; Art Academy, London: Mixed Media Sculpture Prize 2013; Threadneedle Prize, London shortlisted 2013.

Anna Sudbina was born in Moscow in 1984. She came of age in the post-Soviet Russia where apart from doing academic drawing and painting she studied linguistics, philosophy and psychology. Aged 21 she moved to London, where she graduated from Central St Martins. 

Without obvious foothold in reality Anna’s body of work attempts to go beyond the plain description of a natural world. This free-floating and impressionistic version of reality that is proposed by the artist, often takes shape in the eye of a viewer as a feeling, an experience, a hazy recollection drawn from childhood, titillating the imagination and speaking to the subconscious. 

For over 6 years Anna has been successfully collaborating with luxury design brands and creatives designing custom digital prints and surface patterns based on her original artwork. Her Krypton print based on the pen and pencil drawing of a meteorite under polarising microscope has been photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue UK and appeared in numerous fashion publications and art press.


Location - 16 John Islip St, Westminster, London SW1P 4JU

Nearest Tube : Pimlico

Opening Hours

12th July 18.00 - 21.00 Private View ( ticketed)

13th July 11.00 - 20.00

14th July 11.00 - 20.00

15th July 11.00 - 20.00

16th July 10.00 - 15.00

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For tickets please email
email : Carol Perrett

Venue ( Address ): 

Chelsea College of Arts

16 John Islip St, Westminster, London SW1P 4JU

FLUX Exhibition , London

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