In Momentum

Mary Macken Allen, Polina Barskaya, Amy Beager, Rune Christensen, Ralf Kokke, Alvin Ong, Holly Stevenson, Heidi Ukkonen

colourful figurative painting
2 Melior Place
United Kingdom

Nov 12 - Dec 18

Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (London Bridge)

Featuring a stellar collection of emerging artists this group show is likely to spark comment and perhaps a bit of snide commentary. Many of the artists shown here have seen a fast rise so savvy collectors might consider whose work has reached its maturity and which artists have a further road to run.

When Trebuchet interviewed Amy Beager she had this to say;

“I have loved painting since I can remember, and wanted to be an artist when I was studying art at school. Then, during my art foundation course I was encouraged to do my BA in an art-related subject that would give more secure career prospects. It was probably partly due to lack of confidence and knowledge of how to be an artist that led me to do my BA in Fashion Design. After working in the fashion industry for 7 years I quit my full-time job as a womenswear designer and worked freelance whilst building up my art practice. It was always my dream to make a living as an artist and felt it was the right time for me to try. I have been painting and exhibiting my work as a fine artist for two years.”

Connecting many of the artists on show is a love for exploratory colour systems with nods to Helen Frankenthaler’s palette amongst often sinewy rivers of narrative brushwork as well as David Hockney’s urbane settings.

In momentum: Mary Macken Allen, Polina Barskaya, Amy Beager, Rune Christensen, Ralf Kokke, Alvin Ong, Holly Stevenson, Heidi Ukkonen

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