Colour & Light

by Chantal

Last week I needed to collect some work I’d bought from WWGallery from their Christmas show, and whilst in London used the opportunity to visit some art shows.

First up I went to check out the Light Show at the Hayward Gallery. This show is a sensory delight and the first survey of light art in the UK. Impressive installations and immersive environments from artists including Olafur Eliasson, Dan Flavin, Jenny Holzer, Anthony McCall and François Morellet. What’s not to enjoy? I think my favourite work was Olafur Eliasson’s fountains in strobe lighting, where water appears as if stopped in mid-flight creating cascades of diamonds and cascades of molten glass.

David Batchelor, 'Magic Hour', 2004-07

David Batchelor, ‘Magic Hour’, 2004-07

Leo Villareal

Leo Villareal, Cylinder 2011

Carlos Cruz-Diez. Chromosaturation

Carlos Cruz-Diez. Chromosaturation

The evening was a gallery crawl round Fitzrovia Lates galleries with Zeitgeist Arts Projects. Highlights were Matthew Holding’s Oceanic at Ceri Hand Gallery and Silvia Hatzl’s A fragile Existence at Rosenfeld Porcini. 

Matthew Houlding, Poolside, 2012, Mixed media, 79.3 x 44.4 x 69.6 in. / 201.5 x 113 x 177 cm, Image courtesy of the artist and Ceri Hand Gallery. Photo Anna Arca

Matthew Houlding, Poolside, 2012, Mixed media, 79.3 x 44.4 x 69.6 in. / 201.5 x 113 x 177 cm, Image courtesy of the artist and Ceri Hand Gallery. Photo Anna Arca

Matthew Houlding, Veranda, 2012, Mixed media, 48.2 x 76.7 x 31.4 in. / 125 x 195 x 80 cm, Image courtesy of the artist and Ceri Hand Gallery. Photo Anna Arca

Matthew Houlding, Veranda, 2012, Mixed media, 48.2 x 76.7 x 31.4 in. / 125 x 195 x 80 cm, Image courtesy of the artist and Ceri Hand Gallery. Photo Anna Arca

 

Silvia Hatzl

Silvia Hatzl

The following morning, collecting the Eva Liss painting and Jarik Jongman print from WWGallery meant I got to catch Jonathan Gabb’s show just before it ended. Like the light show SYSTEM was another feast for the eyes. Gabb explores the materiality of paint mixing it with PVA glue before slicing it and hanging it to create stunning three dimensional paintings with a distinctly baroque influence. Marvellous.

Jonathan Gabb, prime titanium 4 (detail) 470h x 230w x 330d, acrylic paint & mixed media

Jonathan Gabb, prime titanium 4 (detail)
470h x 230w x 330d, acrylic paint & mixed media

Jonathan Gabb prime titanium 4 (detail) 470h x 230w x 330d, acrylic paint & mixed media

Jonathan Gabb prime titanium 4 (detail)
470h x 230w x 330d, acrylic paint & mixed media

Finally, back home, here’s the Eva Liss two panel painting now hanging in my lounge 🙂

Eva Liss,  The Poet and Her Muse (2008)

Eva Liss, The Poet and Her Muse (2008)