Thames-Side Studios Gallery

Catamaran

Exhibition Dates: 19 October - 3 November 2019
Preview: Friday 18 October 2019, 6-9pm

Curated by Karolina Albricht and Gabriela Giroletti
Accompanying text by Phil King

Karolina Albricht
Phillip Allen
Matthew Burrows
Bertrand Fournier
Gabriela Giroletti
Lizzie Munn
Jinyong Park
Henry Tyrrell
Andrea V Wright

A Catamaran is a type of boat that features two parallel hulls of equal size. It suggests equilibrium and stability, and in this case represents the parallel ideologies between painting and sculpture, particularly in the work of these artists and their shared interests in form and colour. For these artists form and colour is a balancing act, relying on the strength between these two fundamental elements to resist heeling and capsizing. It also draws attention to the site’s proximity to the water.

The artists in the exhibition are deeply attracted to materials and processes as well as chance and serendipity, though constantly observing the tension between colour and form as the main component of their work.

Karolina Albricht
Karolina Albricht was born in Krakow, Poland. In 2008 she graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 2007 she completed Socrates-Erasmus at ArtEZ Institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Following her graduation, she moved to London and has lived and worked here since. Albricht is currently doing 2018/2020 Turps Studio Programme in London. She has exhibited across Europe and participated in various competitions including ArtGemini Prize (Public Choice Award) and Arte Laguna Prize. She has been previously shortlisted for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, the Threadneedle Prize and National Open Art Competition.

Phillip Allen
Phillip is a painter represented by The Approach Gallery London, The Kerlin Gallery Dublin and Luca Tommasi Arte Contemporanea Milan. His work can be seen in major collections including Tate Britain, the Arts Council, the British Academy, the British Council, Government Art Collection, as well as numerous private collections. Phillip is a Course Coordinator at Turps Studio Painting Programme, London, a tutor at the Royal College of Art, a visiting professor of painting at Helsinki Academy of Art as well as visiting tutor at UEL- Wimbledon College of Art, Westminster University. He has also been a visiting lecture at various colleges including The Royal Academy, Ruskin School of Art Oxford and Goldsmiths.

Matthew Burrows
Matthew Burrows was born in 1971 in the Wirral, UK. He currently lives and works in East Sussex. He studied as an undergraduate at Birmingham School of Art in 1990-93 and graduated with a master’s degree in painting from the Royal College of Art London in 1995. He is represented by Vigo Gallery London. Solo exhibitions include Beyond the Garden Wall Vigo Gallery, London, 2017; Para-Dice Vigo Gallery, London, 2014; Cultic Twister Alexia Goethe Gallery, London, 2009; Anyone Here? Midlands Art Centre, Birmingham, 2003; A Divine Comedy Gloucester Cathedral, touring to Gloucester City Art Gallery, Huddersfield City Art Gallery, 2000-2001. Awards and prizes include; 20016-19 Artist Fellow University of Chichester, 1999-2000 Artist in Residence, Gloucester Cathedral, 1999-2000; 2006 John Moore’s 24, Prize Winner, 2006; Artist's Residency, National Gallery, London, 2000-2001. Teaching experience includes The National Gallery, London; University of Chichester, University of Brighton, University of Central England, Birmingham; Senior Lecturer in Painting and Drawing University of Huddersfield, 1997-2003.

Bertrand Fournier
Bertrand Fournier (1985, born and live in France) is an autodidact painter. Between abstraction and symbolism, figuration and minimalism, Bertrand Fournier works primarily on colour and its combinations. He is represented by Sebastian Fath Contemporary (Mannheim), The Dot Project (London), WTC The Hague Art Gallery (La Haye), Galeria Miquel Alzueta (Barcelona) and Galerie Details (Paris).

Gabriela Giroletti
Gabriela Giroletti (b. 1982, Brazil) is a painter based in London. Gabriela has recently graduated from Slade School of Fine Art. She was awarded the Desiree Painting Prize and was an artist in residence at Winsor and Newton in 2017. Recent shows include Of Course I Haven’t Forgotten at 155a Artists Space, Rubber-Chew/Clink, adieu at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, The Politics of Too Many Rubbish Dinner Parties at Chalton Gallery and BEEP Wales Painting Biennial. In 2018 she was the runner up for the Chadwell Award, shortlisted for Elephant x Griffin Prize and The Ingram Collection Purchase Prize. She is a 2019 Bloomberg New Contemporaries artist and holds a position as Research Associate at Slade School 2019/20.

Lizzie Munn
Lizzie Munn completed a BA in Fine Art at Newcastle University in 2018 and currently lives and works in London. She was awarded the Forshaw Residency in 2018, spending a month at the British School at Rome. Recent exhibitions include: PAINT, PS Mirabel, Manchester (2019); the loving treatment, Creekside Projects, London (2019); Enjoy it While it Lasts, Deptford X, London (2018); Ode to Number Four, 36 Gallery, Newcastle (2018).

Jinyong Park
Jinyong Park (b. 1990) is a South Korean painter based in London. Park approaches the daily use of the language as a phenomenological experience, which is deeply based on her mother language, Korean, where the words are based on the shapes of the speaker’s mouth when pronouncing them. When she moved to London in 2013, her bilingual experience reinforced her interest in the language and brought her painting to a more personal level. Since she graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2015 with her MA in Painting, she has extensively participated in exhibitions, projects and publications.

Henry Tyrrell
Henry Tyrrell is an artist who lives and works in London. Tyrrell received an MA in Painting from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2018 and a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art in 2012. He has exhibited in many exhibitions both inside and outside London. This has included two exhibitions that he co-curated: Rubber-chew/Clink, adieu at the Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London, 2018 and The Politics of Too Many Rubbish Dinner Parties at the Charlton Gallery, London, 2017. He has also shown work at the Nahim Isaias Museum in Ecuador in 2017 and had a solo exhibition called Purkinje Flying at GlaxoSmithKline in Brentford, 2014. In 2019 he participated in the Radical Residency program at the Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop, London and in 2017 he participated in the Fine Art Collective Griffin Gallery Residency at Col Art in London.

Andrea V Wright
Andrea V Wright graduated with a BA from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 1994 and embarked on a career in fashion, styling and music working with magazines such as The Face, Arena and Italian Vogue before graduating with Distinction, MA Fine Art, from Bath University. In 2016. She has exhibited in a number of group shows such as New Relics at Thames Side Studios Gallery and Prevent This Tragedy at Von Goetz, Post Institute, London. Andrea was recently selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 and the Royal Society of Sculptors Bursary Award 2018.

2019-10 TSS Catamaran Listofworks.pdf

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