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dios...London? Has London lost its artistic viewpoint?Is it merely left up to the infamy of the Tate, the V&A, the Portrait gallery to draw culture into our city?
Or could there be more to london, could there be an underground volcano of refinement in the capital just awaiting erruption? Well...get ready to feel like Pompeii...
So much of London ahs artistic undertones if we just take the time to discover them and over the next few issues we will be like Columbus to your creative decadence,
starting to delve deeper into the world of London Unknown...
THE JILL GEORGE GALLERY
Established in 1974 the Jill George gallery, a member of the society of London art dealers,showcases a Mecca of work from contemporary British artists. From monoprints to traditional paintings, figurative work to abstract, 2D to 3D the Jill George gallery really is an untapped well of British inspiration.
The gallery showcases work from long-standing artists aswell as that of recent graduates. It is one of the few galleries in London to take such an active role in presenting the work of young up and coming artists, holding an exhibition solely for this purpose every eighteen months.
The gallery includes work from artists such as painter Kathryn Ensall, Camberwell graduate sculptor Mark Firth and until the 6th of February 2004 the gallery will be
holding their annual figure show.
So fancy indulging yourself in a cataclysm of British art just pop down to Lexington Street in Soho and let the Jill George gallery infiltrate your senses.
But perhaps your looking for something a little...different?
Gallery Different is located on the Southside of Tower Bridge and was first formed in 1922. The design museum is also situated in the same complex.
Gallery Different, like the Jill George, showcases many British artists except here they delve far more into the work of specific artists and focus on giving the full picture on each one rather then a soupcon of many.
One of these 'specifics' is Scottish born Sculptor David Begbie and 'different' his work really is.
Begbie constructs steelmesn sculptures of the human body with
precision,beauty and ireevocable flare.
Alone the sculptures are unfaultered works of elegance possesing a neo classical quality regardless of there contemporary media. Together, as they are exhibited, they create a ghostly,sleek,lackadaisical world in which you can truly become lost from the frantic outloo of the city.
If they were a painting they would be a headless Delvaux, a photograph a Man Ray but as a sculpture, pure unmistakable Begbie.
Begbie has also produced prints, photographs and drawings throughout his twenty years as an artists, all of which convey the soft planes of the human form effortlessly. All
works hand constructed entirely by Begbie himself taking painstaking exertion to compose works that becomelustrous forms of perfection.
For more information on Gallery Different or David Begbie visit www.davidbegbie.com or Gallery Different in Tower Hill, the only requirements being a mind willing to be consumed and a body willing to be sedated by artistic vision and beauty at its finest.
Wilde once said that 'Life holds up the mirror to art', now is the time for London to really start living.
Gosh. You're going to bumble around the city accidentally bumping into things and treating the place like you owned it even though you're not sure where it actually is, and discover things that everyone else already knows about?
Why, thank you. We'd never have thought of that.
Well, that's the third "showcases", so I think I'm within my rights to take at least one of them out. Sigh.
I know what they mean. I know what they mean. But, well. No.
Oh, come on.
.....ladies and gentlemen, typos from heaven.
I am in pain. Pain, I tell you.
"Ireevocable flare", for fuck's sake. What on earth am I meant to do with "ireevocable flare"?
I wish they left the e-mail address of the authors attached to the articles, I'd really enjoy telling this one what I think of them.