Open: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

27 Cork Street, W1S 3NG, London, United Kingdom
Open: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm


Visit    

Art Through Time: Contemporary Reflections

Alon Zakaim Fine Art, London

Wed 3 Apr 2024 to Fri 31 May 2024

27 Cork Street, W1S 3NG Art Through Time: Contemporary Reflections

Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

Alon Zakaim Fine Art presents Art Through Time: Contemporary Reflections, curated by contemporary art specialist Virginia Damtsa. The exhibition promises to captivate the public with its thought-provoking juxtapositions of contemporary and modern artworks, inviting viewers to witness the evolution of art through time.

Artworks

Emma Bennett

Oil on oak panel

27.5 × 20.5 cm

Jaume Plensa

Alabaster

61.5 × 162.2 × 63.1 cm

Wen Wu

Oil on canvas, in the artist’s frame

25 × 30 cm

Wen Wu

Oil on canvas, in the artist’s frame

25 × 30 cm

Marc Chagall

Gouache, coloured inks, pastel, tempera and coloured pencils on Rives paper

63 × 90 cm

Richard Wathen

Oil on linen laid on aluminium panel

72 × 90 cm

Emma Bennett

Oil on canvas

62 × 72 cm

Pablo Picasso

Pencil on paper

38 × 28.2 cm

Pablo Picasso

Pencil on paper

22.5 × 16 cm

Zavier Ellis

Acrylic, house paint, spray paint, crayon and collage on paper

48 × 60 cm

Pierre-Auguste Renoir

Oil on canvas

56 × 46 cm

Léonard Tsuguharu Foujita

Oil on board

40.8 × 32.5 cm

Roberto Matta

Oil on canvas

66 × 75 cm

Sam Shendi

Stainless steel and high gloss paint

170 × 200 × 85 cm

Henry Moore

Henry Moore

Mother and Child on Ladderback Rocking Chair, conceived in 1952; cast before 1980

Bronze

20.3 cm

Henry Moore

Bronze

9 × 19 × 15.5 cm

Gavin Turk

Oil on canvas

26 × 20.6 cm

Henri Hayden

Oil on canvas

65.1 × 100 cm

Von Wolfe

Oil on canvas

55 × 55 cm

Albert Gleizes

Oil on canvas

102 × 102 cm

Alexander Calder

Gouache and ink on paper

109.9 × 74.9 cm

Wen Wu

Oil on canvas, in artist’s frame

25 × 30 cm

Wen Wu

Oil on canvas, in artist’s frame

25 × 30 cm

Gordon Cheung

Financial newspaper, archival inkjet and acrylic on canvas

100 × 80 cm

Scott Eaton

Digital (4K Vertical)

Keith Tyson

Oil on canvas

50.7 × 60.8 cm

Vittorio Reggianini

Oil on canvas

50.8 × 74.9 cm

Michael Craig-Martin

Acrylic on aluminium

60 × 60 cm

Tal R

Oil on canvas

73 × 87 cm

Salvador Dalí

Pen and ink on paper

36.8 × 26.7 cm

This exhibition showcases an exceptional selection of works by established contemporary and modern artists, each contributing their unique perspectives to the conversation. Among this dynamic list of artists is Michael Craig-Martin. Widely regarded as a pioneering figure of British conceptual art, Craig-Martin’s images expose the tensions between objects and their representations, highlighting the subtle relationships between perception, language, and meaning. Alongside Craig-Martin’s Untitled (violin fragment blue) is Alexander Calder’s Plumbings II, in which kinetic and geometric shapes transform everyday objects into a vibrant existence.

YBA artist Gavin Turk will exhibit a highlight of his new series of still-life paintings, depicting today’s quotidian product that serves as a response to a still-life painting by Polish artist Henri Hayden.

Another highlight of the exhibition is by Turner Prize winner Keith Tyson, whose artistic philosophy rejects the notion of a fixed self or a singular artistic style. Tyson engages with the work of Roberto Matta, an influential figure in 20th-century Abstract Expressionism and Surrealism from Chile. This encounter between two visionary artists promises to ignite new possibilities and challenge traditional artistic boundaries.

Danish artist Tal R, renowned for his exuberant and direct painting style that effortlessly bridges the realms of high art and childlike simplicity, finds an intriguing counterpart in the work of the revered 20th-century Jewish artist: Marc Chagall. Tal R's sophisticated, yet naive approach bears resemblances to the works found within Chagall's iconic oeuvre.

Renowned British painter Richard Wathen, known for his fictional portraits that evoke ambiguity, mystery, and a sense of melancholia, responds to an enigmatic work by the Belgian Surrealist artist Paul Delvaux. This encounter between two distinct artistic visions invites viewers into a world of introspection and contemplation.

Chinese artist Wen Wu, whose paintings draw inspiration from literature and Asian culture, responds to a painting by the Italian 19th-century artist Vittorio Reggianini. Both works explore similar themes of exploration, wisdom, and elegance.

The exhibition also features the vibrant and playful sculptural works of Egyptian-born British sculptor Sam Shendi, who responds to an iconic mother and child sculpture by Henry Moore. Shendi's semi-abstracted style and bold use of colour injects a fresh perspective into Moore's timeless masterpiece.

British contemporary artist Von Wolfe skilfully navigates the intersection between traditional oil painting and cutting-edge technological innovations in response to a work by the pioneering Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

Emma Bennett, a contemporary artist whose work delves into the themes of time, transience, and fragmented memory, engages with the artistry of Salvador Dali. Zavier Ellis, whose works are informed by historical events and belief systems, responds to a work by Pablo Picasso.

Born in London to Chinese parents, contemporary multimedia artist Gordon Cheung blurs the lines between virtual and tangible reality, delving into existential questions about identity, belonging, and territory. Similarly, Tsuguharu Foujita, born in Japan and later a French citizen, explores the same notions. Despite working in different centuries, both artists grapple with these timeless questions in their respective bodies of work.

The exhibition also showcases the groundbreaking digital art of multimedia and creative technologist Scott Eaton, responding to the spiritually-charged sculptures of Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. Eaton's innovative approach merges technology and art, creating a dialogue between the digital and tactile realms.

Art Through Time: Contemporary Reflections emphasises the significance of contemporary art in today's world and celebrates the evolution of artistic expression. While contemporary artists explore similar subject matters as their predecessors, they introduce new realities, sensibilities, and colour palettes. This exhibition serves as a lens to history through art, reminding us that while the past informs our present, we have made substantial progress, learned invaluable lessons, and now inhabit distinct realities.

Von Wolfe, Nature's Grandeur, 2024. Oil on canvas 55 x 55 cm (21 5/8 x 21 5/8 in). Signed (on the verso)

By using GalleriesNow.net you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Close