75 Works on Paper at BEERS London
No matter what your artistic tastes and preferences are, Beers London currently has something to interest all with their current exhibition, 75 Works on Paper.
75 Works on Paper is exactly what it claims to be - 75 extraordinarily charming works of art on paper. The gallery has one huge wall painted in a bright, lime green that displays the bulk of the works, from floor to ceiling. Other pieces of artwork are spread around the rest of the gallery. Most of the rest of the walls are stark white, with no distractions from the fresh and vibrant art displayed upon them. Everywhere viewers turn to look, a kaleidoscopic whirlpool of colours awaits, screaming for attention and admiration.
Daniel Jenson’s ‘Untitled’ (Oak Leaf Pink), 2017, is a vibrant display of colour and patterns, consisting of almost child-like techniques. The simplicity of the painting makes it a relaxing and uncomplicated piece for viewers to enjoy. Jonathan Edelhuber’s ‘The Church in the Woods Where we Had Picnics’ 2017, shares a similar style to Jenson, with it’s simple, child-like surrealism, that bursts with colour.
Nick Flatt & Paul Punk take a different approach with, ‘Ghost Bwoi 1’ 2017. The piece is made using acrylic and spray paint, which has been applied in a beautifully chaotic way onto paper and glass.
Erik Jones with, ‘Crouch’ 2017, and Sandro Kopp with, ‘Crouched Nude’ 2017, take a more realistic style approach in their works on show. ‘Crouch’ features a naked woman crouched on her knees, hunched over. The line work perfectly captures the curves and subtle ‘imperfections’ of the model. The bottom half of the figure is clean and untouched, lacking in colour, whereas the top half of the model is beaming with colour, that spreads to one of her legs slightly as her arm connects with it.
Kopp also explores the curving features of the female form with ‘Crouched Nude’, his stunning sketch of a crouched woman.
Benjamin Murphy’s work contrasts beautifully with the rest of the works, which are full of colour, while Murphy’s works are kept minimal in black and white. Murphy has hand-stitched female faces onto white paper, using simple black thread.
Igor Moritz creates a child-like realm through drawings that bleed colour all over the gallery walls. Moritz uses coloured pencils to create his works, keeping the technique and outcome incredibly simple and down to earth.
‘Hard Believer’ 2016, by Aly Helyer also exudes colour, but in less harsh tones. Helyer’s work contains beautiful pastel watercolour shades, that flow across the paper, lending a dreamy quality to the stunning portrait of a woman.
This exhibition is truly a marvelous mix of artistic styles, from simplistic, colourful pieces, to harsher toned paintings with extraordinary detail. It offers viewers the chance to see styles of art they personally love and enjoy, but also the chance to view and discover new styles and artists, all with something unique to share with their audience.
75 Works on Paper is on until 19th December 2017. More information may be found here.