FLUX EXHIBITION –  NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM CHELSEA

FLUX EXHIBITION –  NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM CHELSEA

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Discover the big names of tomorrow at FLUX Exhibition 14th – 17th March 2019

Private View: March 14th 18.30 – 21.30

FLUX Exhibition is London’s leading exhibition to discover the most talented, dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists.  FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, inspirational art event. On display at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, this much anticipated edition brings over 100 artists to the fore. Gray has hand selected the very best emerging and established artists for a four-day 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 an opportunity to gain access to a vast and diverse group of gifted artists, on the path to being the big names of tomorrow, showcasing international talent in a collaborative, inclusive show.  FLUX celebrates artists on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.

Mini Masterpieces Under £300

The exhibition will also be featuring the unique, Mini-Masterpieces 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.

Collectors Gift

To celebrate this ambitious edition of FLUX Exhibition  a Limited Edition artwork by Marcus Jake worth over £250 will be given to anyone who purchases artwork.

Guest Artist – Artist Charles Salvador formerly known as Charles Bronson

To help highlight art as therapy we will be exhibiting 12 artworks, arguably his best work to date by Charles Bronson now known as Charles Arthur Salvador (in respect of his favourite artist Salvador Dali).   Salvador is one of the highest-profile inmates in Britain and has been featured in books, interviews, and studies in prison reform and treatment. Salvador has spent 44 years in prison, nearly 40 years of which were in solitary confinement. During this time, he has had 22 books published, won 5 Koestler Trust awards for his art and poetry and raised over half a million for charity.

He believes art has helped him become a better person and he depicts his struggles, experiences of daily life in prison, the violence, the inhumanity, the brutality, the madness and creativity of a complicated mind. FLUX Exhibition does not condone criminality but we do believe that young offenders can be helped and break the cycle of re-offending. Salvador  himself has used his art to help rehabilitate himself. We want to use art to reform, to heal and to help. Helping young offenders has become increasingly important to Salvador, he wants to use his experience to prevent others following the same path.  His art has helped so many people with proceeds of many sales donated to the charities he supports such as young offenders and the Pilgrim Bandits who help soldiers who have been injured in combat.

 Artists Include:

Bridget Adams

Bridget Adams (www,wisepeopleart.com) exudes the awe inspiring potential of Human Nature, parallel to its misshapen selfness.
She highlights the remarkable and impulsive, descending behavior of humanity with its shortfall in capacity for social progress. She reflects on contemporary, topical social and political sensibilities. Born 1968 and raised near Leeds she currently living in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. Influenced by an eclectic mix of the Russian Palekh School of Art with its story telling, detail and colour, the ornate14th century Italian religious art and altarpieces, and the rigidity and composition of the Tudor Dynasty Art. Bridget’s practice involves an innovative fusion of digital and hand processes, including drawing, digital collage and embellishment using Karisma pencils and ink pen. This combined approach gives opportunity for precise sharp definition working alongside the human capacity for imperfections and naivety.

Laurence Causse-Parsley

Born in the South of France, educated in Paris and Britain, LAC’s (laurence Causse-Parsley) first solo exhibition took place in India in 2003. After 10 years in Asia, she came back to London. As she shuttles between countries and cultures, LAC gives herself the freedom to select materials from changing contexts, the result being a very distinctive style best described as dense, rich, evocative and evolving. Part of the Make Space Studios’ and of the Artists’ Pool, LAC has been involved in many group exhibitions in London and Edinburgh, while Montpellier, in France, hosted her 2018 solo show. LAC ‘s works is part of numerous private and galleries collections, in Britain, in Europe and internationaly as far as Japan where she was an artist in residence (Kyoto) in April 2016. She just completed a commission for a collector in India. For the past three years, she has been working on developing a consistent body of work inspired by her immediate environment, London, as the embodiment of all the cities in permanent flux she lived in, visited or imagined. To LAC’s eyes, the everyday world is an uninterrupted source of inspiration. A simple bus ride between home and her studio becomes an opportunity to mentally collect lines, shapes, colours, and perspectives as the material for future painting. The unseen and the unsung, the rust on a pillar, a flaking wall, layers of torn and washed down posters on a wall grab her attention, reappearing as a touch of nostalgia in her work.

Caia Matheson

Caia Matheson is an award-winning contemporary oil painter based in Brighton, UK. She was born in Johannesburg and educated in Tokyo and London. Matheson has exhibited widely in the UK as well as internationally and has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including winning Brighton Artist of the Year in 2004. Matheson painted Europe’s first Rainbow Pedestrian Crossing Brighton in 2014, and in 2013 her work was selected by author Neil Gaiman for the book A Calendar of Tales. Matheson is inspired by wabi sabi, or the beauty of imperfection. For Matheson, painting is a very physical process. She loves to mix paint mediums and experiment with the effects. This, for her, can be the most exciting part of the creative process. Her mediums are oils – tubes of oil paint, oil bars, oil pastels and mixtures of oil paints and dyes. She enjoys the texture consistency and smell of them. Matheson paints with her hands and washing-up sponges onto canvases laid flat on the floor, building and scratching off layers of oil paint to create a world within worlds. The layers are designed in a way to expose different subjects of the composition. These subjects are buried in the dark and light spaces and come out and disappear as the light changes presenting different aspects depending on shifting light conditions and mood.

Gugi Goo
Gugi Goo is a Serbian contemporary artist who currently resides in Portugal. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia, then at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, Italy, before settling in Portugal. She paints abstract canvases that explore the human condition. Gugi Goo is inspired by life when creating her works, particularly the human condition and the connection between individuals. She is also influenced by music and lyrics, and the power of words to resonate; she strives to communicate the sensation of being moved by rhythm and music. Her fundamental aim is to express the most profound human emotions through an exploration of her personal experiences and feelings.

Stacey Forsey

Forsey is widely known for her participation in The Real Housewives of Cheshire however she has painted throughout most of her life. Though she studied art, her love of drawing and illustration began at a much younger age when she would sit and draw with her Granddad. Inspired by an eclectic mix of hedonistic Hacienda days of the 90’s and drawing on influences of traveling and living abroad for several years to that of a Manchester working-class upbringing, Forsey has a wealth of experience which influences her paintings.
The warmth in her artworks is a direct response to the cultures she has experienced on her travels, as is her love of colour. Forsey also takes influences from the world of fashion and is an avid collector of fashion magazines. In her latest series of work she adds collage to the paintings, referencing her empowerment as an artist and the diverse world she lives in.

Location– National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

Tube– Sloane Square is a 10-minute walk away.

Train– Victoria is a 20-minute walk away.

Bus– 170 stops outside the Museum

Opening Hours

14th March 18.30 – 21.30 Private View (ticketed)

15th March 10.00 – 19.00

16th March 11.00 – 17.00

17th March 11.00 – 15.00

For more information please visit www.fluxexhibition.com/

For private view tickets please email lisa@fluxexhibition.com

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