We’re delighted to be welcoming Made in Arts London back to our Hampstead fair for their annual showcase of outstanding UAL talent! Exploring the ideas of identity and persona, this year’s batch of emerging artists have been hand-picked for their innovative and intriguing works and are the perfect place to start if you’re looking to scoop up a piece by a rising star! Here are a few highlights from this year’s display…
Recent graduate Stella Kapezanou’s vibrant pieces aim to capture commercial culture in a blunt and straightforward way, giving her paintings an aura of vulgarity, and creating, as she describes, “a playground of fakeness”.
Intrigued by subjects that wouldn’t usually be considered ‘high art’, Stella aims to capture the world as she sees it. The artificial decorative elements in her work achieve a synthetic, illusionary composition, where the definition of foreground and background and what is truly important in the painting becomes obscured.
By using the latest 3D laser scanning technology to capture human forms and combining this with classical painting and silk screen techniques, Marco Pantaleoni’s work has turned the traditional idea of portraiture on its head!
His practice brings opposing forces into conversation and challenges the boundaries between them: the traditional and the new, perfection and imperfection, surface and truth, human and non-human. Visitors to the fair can have their own alternative portraits created by Marco in his pop-up studio – the perfect gift for a loved one!
Throughout her degree Hannah sought to combine her fascination with photographic processes, organic materials and her concern for the natural environment. What has resulted is a unique flow between processes and materials, research and exploration and the poetic and the political.
Her ‘Consumption’ series is produced using camera-less photography techniques and saw her exploring the challenge of intertwining the organic through a rigidity innate to the photographic.
Egor aims to create imagery which serve more as independent visual texts, and feels his work places him somewhere between the realms of writer and visual artist.
Working with ink on paper and sometimes accenting with watercolour or acrylics, he enjoys the direct simplicity of these materials and the precision needed to achieve the effects he's aiming for. He also feels that this helps with the ambiguous nature of his artwork, as they’re similar to materials used by writers. His piece ‘Apprenticeship’ represents the endless cycle of the transmission of knowledge from a master to his apprentice.
Header image: Stella Kapezanou, David, Oil and acrylic on canvas, original, 170 x 210cm, £3,900, Made in Arts London.
Images from top to bottom: Stella Kapezanou, The Girl in the Miu Miu, oil and acrylic on canvas, original, 210 x 170cm, £3,900, Made in Arts London.
Marco Pantaleoni, 1001 Lyto, 3D scan and c-type print on fuji gloss paper mounted on dibond, edition of 5, 101. x 101.6cm, £800, Made in Arts London.
Hannah Fletcher, Consumption B, C-Type print on Fuji colour crystal archive paper, original, 28 x 28cm (framed), £220. Made in Arts London.
Egor Buimisters, Apprenticeship, Ink pen and water based acrylic markers on paper, original, 44.5 x 35.5cm (framed), £500, Made in Arts London.