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London’s cutting edge art event, FLUX Exhibition returns to the city in March and will feature over 100 of the trendiest artists that will shape the future of art. In addition to the 4 day exhibition, many of the pieces are accessible and can be purchased for private or public display. – Editor
Batool Showghi 2018 The immigrants Artist’s Books Series
Laurence Causse-Parsley Urban Spring
Evelyn Jean – If you dont know how I feel, then I will make sure you can see it- Oil on canvasCian Carroll
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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.
Guest 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 criminals 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 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 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.
Many artists we know have created their work to cope with mental health issues, anxiety, grief as well as the need to create something beautiful, thoughtful, controversial and display desires, experiences, hopes and dreams. Art is unique to everyone and can offer so much to both the artist and the audience.
Most recently FLUX has been looking at ways to extend the power of art as a form of rehabilitation. The transformative power of art should be widely utilized to help those who are on the wrong track. As well as punishment it is a social responsibility to reform. This is especially important when dealing with young adults that have a lifetime ahead of them.
Salvador not only supports such initiatives he is proof that art can be a powerful tool. He has found his true passion, a talent that cannot be ignored. His work gives an insight into one of the most intriguing minds in criminal history. Impactful pieces that you continuously admire spotting detail you never recognised before.
Salvador has a unique talent being able to produce art in such an uninspiring environment. Art has allowed him to communicate his deepest thoughts without anger but with a sense of humour. His art has helped so many people with proceeds of many sales donated to the charities he supports.
“When Mike O’Hagan got me into art and writing I had no idea I would end up decades later becoming a massive charity worker. Just blows me away to look back at all I have helped, it also makes me feel proud. It’s good for the soul”.
“I found art, I live for art, art is my life. I’m going to do my art and create masterpieces until my heart stops beating. I want to be one of the greatest artists. I am an artist, a man of peace.
I’m going to be Charles Arthur Salvador.
Art has saved me”.
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.
To celebrate this ambitious edition of FLUX Exhibition they will be giving away a Limited Edition artwork by Marcus Jake worth over £250 to anyone who purchases artwork.
www.fluxexhibition.com for more info and opening times.
Batool Showghi was born in Iran and moved to England in 1985. Batool received a merit for her MA in Design & Media Arts from the University of Westminster in 1997 just after finishing her BA honours. In 2001 she received a Certificate of Education from the University of Westminster. While continuing her art practice, she taught at Harrow College from 1998 until 2015 as a part time lecturer. Since then she has dedicated her time to her art and exhibiting her work in both solo and group exhibitions in England and abroad. Batool’s artwork is concerned with her cultural heritage, memory, identity and loss. She is a multidisciplinary artist who has a passion for making artists’ books. Her work moves between photography, illustration, painting, and textiles evolving from single images to books, images in boxes and larger mixed media pieces. Iin her recent works, Batool is more concerned with the social, economic and political situation which affects more people in the Middle East resulting in disintegration of the family and the experience of displacement. She uses photography and mixed media for this transposition. The thread and stitching symbolise restrictions of movement and confinement.
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.
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.
Her process can be defined by a permanent equilibrium between control and chaos. Control through the applications of various techniques and the use of mixed media such as sand, acrylic, pigments, inks, Posca pens, pastels, found objects, and collages. Chaos as the layering, mixing, superposing, leads to unexpected and dynamic combinations. Applying, washing, layering colours is a process which echoes what she feels is the essence of her experience as a human being: never being able to completely grasp a place or a person, questioning rather than building certitudes, the reality of the world she tries to understand always shifting.
Her mixed media urban landscapes have met collectors’ approval and curators’ interest.
Evelyn Jean is a multi-media artist from London. He has a passion for making art that captures his inner most fears and pleasures, whilst questioning the actual purpose of these emotions. After a music career spanning 12 years, he became increasingly frustrated at limits of the medium and began practising art in search of the complete reinvention, of the inner self. In doing this Jean seeks to create art that speaks to the soul and to attract a different kind of audience to his work. His work covers several mediums including painting, film making, performance and installation. Jean is a self-taught artist who been participating in a growing number of shows and aspires to create an emotional understanding over technical superiority in his work.