Second Floor Studios & Arts – [SFSA]

SFSA member David Bray chats about his upcoming show with Ben Oakley in his studio

Posted in Events, Featured Studio Member, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on March 31, 2012

David Bray chats about his upcoming show with Ben Oakley in his studio at SFSA

Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brHHi45dUgw&feature=channel

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SFSA studio member Nettie Birch @ The Corner Shop, Crafts Central this week!

Posted in Events, Featured Studio Member, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on March 13, 2012

SFSA studio member Nettie Birch brings her collection of fold formed jewellery to Clerkenwell for the first time. From chokers to pendants, bangles to brooches, the range has something for everyone. “With late night opening on both Thursday and Friday nights for  less stressful shopping, we will also be open on Sunday for those last minute Mothers Day gifts.” Nettie

The Corner Shop, Craft  Central, 21 Clerkenwell Green, EC1R 0DX

Tues-Wed: 11am – 6pm,  Thurs-Fri: 12 – 7.30pm, Sat: 11am – 5.30pm, Sun:10am – 3pm

www.nbbyng.com 

 

SFSA studio member Derek Curtis – New Exhibition – THE MAGIC KINGDOM ISN’T WORKING

Posted in Events, Featured Studio Member, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on September 16, 2011

THE MAGIC KINGDOM ISN’T WORKING by Derek Curtis

Art Work Space is proud to present THE MAGIC KINGDOM ISN’T WORKING, an  exhibition of new work by DEREK CURTIS.

This show will feature a series of new, large scale paintings by British  artist, Derek Curtis. Curtis is known for playfully exploring contemporary  cultural, social and economic issues in his work and with this new exhibition  ‘The Magic Kingdom Isn’t Working’ he again invites the  viewer to examine the real world around him, through an imagined land.

Specific to the new collection of paintings is a consideration of the effects  of the current financial crisis. Acutely topical, the work uses the fantastical  inhabitants of this ‘Magic Kingdom’ to illustrate the desires,  disappointments and dichotomies of contemporary society: whether it be when  the artist, as an illusionary estate agent, advertises and beautifies the  most undesirable of properties – a Dragon’s cave or an ivory tower – in  the painting ‘The Huntress’ in which a goddess-like archer,  surrounded by nature’s bounties, chooses to target a shopping trolley,  or the exhibition’s title-piece, ‘The Magic Kingdom Isn’t  Working’, based on the infamous 1979 Saatchi & Saatchi advert which  bemoaned Labour’s efficacy.

To create his work Curtis initially assembles collages – incorporating images  and texts to give visual representation to his ideas. Once the basic  structure is formed, he begins the painting process, using gloss paint on  aluminium sheets to produce his striking images.  The reflective quality  of the surface exaggerates the impact of the bright, seductive colours  employed by the artist – inviting viewers to enter his playful realm,  where fictional characters act out contemporary narratives in glorious  Technicolor.

In ‘The Magic Kingdom Isn’t Working’, Curtis once more  succeeds in drawing in the viewer through his seemingly cheerful images, only  to cleverly reveal deep and resonant social insights.

For more information go to www.artworkspace.co.uk/derek-curtis

Derek Curtis ‘The  Magic Kingdom isn’t working’
Monday 3rd October—Friday 18th November 2011
http://www.derekcurtis.com/

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  • 31—35 Craven Hill Gardens, London W2 3EA

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New catch-up interview with SFSA member Rod Hunt posted on Thunder Chunky

Posted in Featured Studio Member, New Works, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on August 16, 2011

Thunder Chunky has posted a new item, ‘Rod Hunt catch-up interview’

Rod Hunt is a London-based illustrator & artist who we interviewed here on
Thunder Chunky back in 2007. He’s since worked on some massive projects
including the mega-successful Where’s Stig? for Top Gear and London 2012
presentation packs for Royal Mail. He also became chairman of the AOI! So we
thought we should grab him […]

You may view the latest post at
http://www.thunderchunky.co.uk/articles/rod-hunt-catch-up-interview/

Daniel Mackie – Featured Studio Member

Posted in Featured Studio Member, SFSA Members by Second Floor Studios & Arts on June 16, 2010

With over 15 years of experience as a conceptual and lifestyle illustrator, Daniel Mackie is one of the leading illustrators in this field.

Boom

More here: https://secondfloorstudiosarts.wordpress.com/sfsa-featured-studio-member

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