Cynthia Corbett Gallery
Other Artists represented by the Gallery:
Elise Ansel was born in New York City and lives and works in Portland, Maine. She received a BA in Comparative Literature from Brown University in 1984. While in Providence, she studied art at both Brown and the Rhode Island School of Design. She earned an MFA in Visual Art from Southern Methodist University in 1993. Ansel has exhibited international including at the Royal Academy, the Parrish Art Museum most recently her Museum exhibition Distant Mirrors, at Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Chris Antemann is an American artist known for her contemporary parodies of 18th Century porcelain figurines. Before starting her collaboration with the MEISSEN Porcelain Manufactory in 2011, she lived and worked in the US in the mountains of Eastern Oregon on the grounds of the LH Project, an international residency program for the ceramic arts founded by her husband, Jacob Hasslacher.
Antemann holds a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has exhibited extensively in the United States, Europe, Korea and China. Her work can be found in many private and public collections, including the Museum of Arts and Design, The 21 C. Hotel Museum, The KAMM Teapot Foundation, The Archie Bray Foundation, and the Foshan Ceramic Museum in China. Her artist residencies include The Archie Bray Foundation and The John Michael Kohler Arts Center.
Antemann continues to work with MEISSEN on an ongoing collaboration, creating unique artworks as well as a collection of limited editions, under the brand of ANTEMANN DREAMS. The newest artworks of the ANTEMANN DREAMS Collection were exhibited for the very first time at the MEISSEN Vernissage 2014 in Dresden, Germany and Fall 2014 saw the launch of the third edition of The Young Masters Art Prize, a not-for-profit initiative of The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, where Chris Antemann, exhibiting as a guest artist, presenting her ANTEMANN DREAMS Collection courtesy of MEISSEN® in the UK for the first time.
An American in Meissen
MEISSEN artcampus, Chris Antemann, Residency Announced
Art Miami, Press Release, ANTEMANN DREAMS COLLECTION
Deborah Azzopardi has become world-renowned for her distinctive pop art images which she has been producing for the past 25 years. While her colours serve as the initial bait to gain the viewer’s attention, it is her subject matter that hooks you and keeps you captivated. In “Saturday Night” 2004, lipstick is seductively applied, while elsewhere toned bodies remove items of clothing and long female legs dangle from a red convertible. These works are provocatively flirtatious, highlighted by playful titles such as “Beach Party” and “Happy Birthday”. Millions of people across the world are familiar with her artworks, her works have been published internationally and there is an incredible demand for her Original Paintings.
Azzopardi’s mission is to be free to play with the drama and joy of everyday life. She breaks her subjects down into vibrant segments and into moments we have all experienced and she captures them forever in paint.
The respect she has gained in publishing reflects the honesty and innocence of her intentions. Her paintings and Limited Editions celebrate the comedy of turbulent relationships, seductions and the fantasies and worries we all have. The viewer is allowed to ponder, without preconceptions, the moments her paintings represent. To possess a piece of Deborah Azzapardi’s work is to embrace the qualities that make us human and to be captivated by her palette of color.
Blah Blah Blah Blah! 2007
Born in Spain and educated at the Escola Massana Centre d’Art, Barcelona, Barba has exhibited his work in the United States, Europe, Latin America and Canada. His work is held in major public collections and museums, such as the Artothèque d’Art Anekdota in Paris, Foundation Daniela Chappard of Caracas, Foundation Lluís Carulla, L’Espluga de Francolí, Tarragona, Instituto Cervantes in Tangier, Morocco, Museo Jacobo Borges Caracas, Museo Marugame Hirai Japan, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, la Habana, Museo Internacional Cairo, Egypt and Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona. Private collections include, Jorge M. Pérez of Miami, Stuart & Pamela Rothenberg of New York, Rick & Kathy Hilton of Los Angeles and Wendy Fisher of London.
Lluís Barba reworks iconic artworks to comment on contemporary society, introducing modern characters into Hyeronimus Bosch’s or Pieter Brueghel’s medieval scenes. His work leverages the language of artistic symbolism to critique both modern society and the art world. Utilizing society darlings such as Paris Hilton and Kate Moss, art world players such as Jay Jopling and music icons such as Lady Gaga and Rihanna, Barba expresses his debt to Art History and contemporary culture through a satirical and humorous slant.
David Teniers. The Archduke Leopold William in His Picture Gallery in Brussels, 2013
Edition of 6
Digital C-type print, Perspex/Aluminium mounted
72 x 98 in.
Lluis Barba, Gersaint, Watteau, 2015
Louvre in Ruins, Robert Hubert. 2015
Artist Andrew Burgess's fascination with buildings continues with this new series of large scale paintings that colourfully re-imagines some of the iconic masterpieces of early Twentieth Century modern architecture. Focussing on Bauhaus, De Stijl and other movements associated with the “International Style” Burgess has been selecting subjects for his paintings with the discernment of the portrait painter. Buildings are chosen for their clean lines, bold geometric design and dynamic forms. Burgess approaches his subjects with a fresh eye, simplifying forms even further and inventing, somewhat irreverently, new colour schemes that expand the modernist lexicon beyond the minimalist white palette and the rigid use of primary colours.
Whilst some of Burgess's subjects, such as Gerrit Rietveld's Schroder House or Pierre Koenig's Case Study House No. 22 are now world renowned examples of modern architecture, others are lesser known or even obscure masterpieces. For example Burgess has painted imaginative studies of the Austrian architect Lois Welzenbacher's Heyrovsky House and Rosenbauer House, both of which exhibit this architect's preference for dynamic curvilinear structures perched on the hillsides of the Austrian Tyrol. Starting with black and white images gleaned from his personal collection of antiquarian architecture books such as F.R.S. Yorke's “The Modern House” published in 1934, Burgess brings these and other houses to life for a contemporary audience with entirely invented colours and a painterly evocation of mood and place.
Titling his new series of work “The Painted Cube” Burgess has embarked upon a project that he anticipates will occupy him for several years, exploring in depth the genesis of modern architecture in Europe and the US and it's relationship to modern art, avant-garde design and abstract painting in particular.
“In some senses this project is a labour of love to record my own encyclopedia of early modern buildings
Modernist Brazilian House, 2015
Jon Carmichael, a Las Vegas native, is a self-taught photographer who started his career at age 20 with the purchase of his first camera. He quickly became one of the youngest high profile photographers in the world with photos of President Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and others. By 26, Carmichael had worked for many leading brands including Twitter, Dell, and ESPN and has been featured on FOX, ABC and the New York Times.
Carmichael’s deepest passion however, remained in Contemporary landscape and astrophotography. For the last 10 years, Carmichael has devoted his efforts to honing his craft and creating a series of breathtaking photographs from many of the locations he has traveled to around the world
For nearly a decade, Carmichael’s Contemporary work remained unseen and was never printed or sold. In 2015, he produced his first set of artist proofs which were discovered and seen for the first time by Sir Elton John. Elton became Carmichael’s biggest collector with the purchase of eleven limited edition prints.
In his debut showing at Caesars Palace in 2016, Jon Carmichael is displaying his first series of collectible works titled, “The Decade.”, giving the public a rare chance to own some of his pieces for the very first time.
Davies’ work is concerned with stories and personal histories, the tales and myths we use to structure our lives: memories, life-stories, beliefs and identity while also referencing popular culture, such as cinema and television. She takes inspiration from classical, Old Masters such as Constable, Delaroche and from modern painting, cinema and theatre as well as the imaginary worlds of literature. She employs a deliberate reworking of our visual vocabulary, playing on our notions of nostalgia, visual conventions and subconscious ‘looking habits’, with the intention of evoking a sense of recognition, narrative and movement. Sandy Nairne, Director of the National Portrait Gallery in London, has described Davies’ work as “brilliantly imaginative”.
Lottie Davies has enjoyed success with numerous awards such as the Association of Photographers’ Awards, the International Color Awards, and the Schweppes Photographic Portrait Awards. In 2012 her collaboration on 'Dreams of Your Life' with Hide & Seek/Film 4.0 was BAFTA-nominated.
Specific images have garnered international acclaim. Her image Quints, 2008 won First Prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Awards 2008 at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Her image Viola As Twins, 2008 won the Photographic Art Award, Arte Laguna Prize in Venice in 2011. Work from her Memories and Nightmares series won The Young Masters Art Prize 2012, London. In 2013 Davies won the Kontinent Fine Art Photographer of the Year 2013.
September 2013 work from her Memories and Nightmares series were exhibited as part of a group show at the Dong Gang International Photo Festival at the Dong Gang Museum, in South Korea, curated by Louise Clements and Joanne Yang, titled ‘The Constructed View: UK Photography Now’.
Viola as Twins, 2008
Edition of 10
C-Type Print behind UV Perspex, framed in Ash with Steel Charcoal Finish
30.9 x 39.4 in.
David Hayes was born in Hartford, Connecticut and received an A.B. degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1953 and a M.F.A. degree from Indiana University in 1955 where he studied with David Smith. He has received a post-doctoral Fulbright award and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a recipient of the Logan Prize for Sculpture and an award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He has had over 300 exhibitions and is included in over 100 institutional collections including that of the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. In 2007 was conferred an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Albertus Magnus College. He worked in Coventry, Connecticut and died April 9, 2013 of leukemia at the age of 82, four days after his final opening.
David Hayes (Connecticut 1931- 2013), was an American modern master, who over the course of six decades produced a large body of sculptural work that concerned itself with geometrically abstracting organic form. His monumental outdoor sculptures contemplate the relationship between a work of art and the environment it occupies, and demonstrate the influence of teacher David Smith and friend Alexander Calder.
Hayes’ work is now in the permanent collections of over 100 institutional collections across America, to name a few: MoMA (NY), Guggenheim (NY), National Museum of American Art (DC), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), Frost Art Museum (Miami), Musée des Arts Decóratifs (Paris), Brooklyn Museum (NY). Most recently his work was acquired into the collection of Jorge and Darlene Perez and is also part of the sculpture collection for the Paraiso Bay development in Miami.
Detailed Description :
“David Hayes has long been a proponent of regarding human association with the natural realm as inspiration for his work. Despite its clear attention to the formalist elements of compositional balance and harmony, his sculpture is more than the accumulation of simple forms into impressive constructions; it is meant as a response to nature as he experiences it, stripped of emotional ties to realism and concentrated into objective shapes that still retain their significance derived from organic forms.“ Excerpt from the essay “Maquettes + Studies: A Creative Process”, written by Carol Damian. Miami, October 2014.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery is pleased to present Maquettes + Studies by David Hayes, which allows the viewer to focus on the creative process of the artist which he explored in the early stages of his work. Hayes’ preliminary drawings are where he played with lines, color, and geometric forms which eventually informed his abstract sculptures constructed from welded steel. The selection of maquettes and studies show the rhythm and the artist’s playfulness with form.
Flesh, with particular reference to the face is the main angle of critique throughout Oliver Jones’ work, acting as a social commentary and aiming to question notions of identity whilst scrutinising the subtle variations, colours, structures and complexities of its surface. His current work examines the way the media and industry advertise, manipulate and exploit the image of flesh and the exterior, inducing society to become familiar and accepting of an image that is far removed from the everyday. This is no new ploy and throughout history the exterior façade has been an image of great intrigue since the inception of the mirror and again with the camera accentuating our narcissistic and vain traits prompting a pursuit of perfection or alternate reflection that can often lead to a shrouded image of reality.
Jones studied at Margaret Street School of Art in Birmingham (part of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design), graduating in 2008 with a first class honours degree in Fine Art and winning the Associated Architects Prize. Since then he has exhibited in many group exhibitions both nationally and internationally including: The Young Masters Art Prize; the Threadneedle Prize; UAMO City Tour, Munich; Intimate Spaces, Galerie8; and SELF at the Mall Galleries. His work is collected widely, and held in notable collections in Frankfurt, California and Istanbul.
Tom Leighton was born in London in 1981. Following his BA in printmaking from the University of Brighton in 2004, he gained an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2006. Throughout his practice, Leighton has worked with urban landscapes. In 2006 he won the John Purcell Paper Prize and the Thames & Hudson Book Prize. He has exhibited in London, Paris, Tokyo and the United States. Collections include The Sandor Family Collection, Chicago, Kunsthalle Weishaupt Collection, Ulm Germany, MuCEM (French National Museum of European and Mediterranean civilizations), Tiroche Collection, UK/Israel, The Shein Family Collection of Pennsylvania, Felix Robyns, 12 Advisors Group, London/Brussels, Nicholas Topiol, President of Christian Lacroix, Paris, The UBS Art Collection, JCA Group, London & The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Leighton lives and works in London and is represented by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, London.
Detailed Description :
The photographs of Tom Leighton engage with urban landscape. By digitally altering photographs Leighton tries to deconstruct and retranslate the cities that we inhabit. Creating fictional landscapes allows him to ignore the constraints of possibility and logic. However as much as he pulls apart and constructs his unique urban views, he aims to create a believable view of the world, which verges on the surreal but remains rooted in reality. Leighton finds that city architecture & infrastructure makes the urban environment a „seasonless‟ place. “My photographs are akin to a memory of a place - a distorted, reconstituted reality - by creating areas of ambiguity, I play with the brain‟s capacity to ignore or falsely correct what doesn‟t initially make sense. Frequently I try to leave the viewer of my work floating from an „all seeing‟ elevated dreamlike perspective – they become disconnected/disassociated and are left reflecting a vision of urban splendour which simultaneously conflicts with the evident paranoia inherent in contemporary society.” So in constructing his urban views he uses a number of indicators that set the tone of the photograph. For example bare trees and night settings indicate winter. In his work Leighton finds it important to incorporate some kind of organic movement to contrast against the symmetrical & restrictive architecture, and the artificial and seemingly everlasting city lights.
Tom Leighton Appropriation of Space
7th Avenue, 2013
Edition of 5
Digital C-type print, Perspex/Aluminium mounted
60 x 60 in.
Chicago River, 2013
Edition of 5
Digital C-type print, Perspex/Aluminium mounted
60 x 60 in.
Charles Moxon (b.1990) is a British artist specialising in portraiture. Having graduated from BA (Hons) Painting at Camberwell College of Art (2013) he has been short-listed and highly commended for the Young Masters Art Prize 2012 and the Open West exhibitions 2013.
Charles Moxon’s portraits draw on past techniques, in particular those of the Dutch 17th-century
Old Masters. He combines these traditional techniques with the added observational detail and hyper-reality of contemporary photorealism. His use of lighting and fluid paint strokes is reminiscent of Vermeer, with a similar layering of transparent glazes to create depth.
In his commissioned portrait of Roy Bentley, an ex-England and Chelsea football player, Moxon captures the sitter with startling accuracy. His work, National Anthem (2011), exhibited at the Mall Galleries as part of the 2012 BBC series Show Me the Monet portrays an elderly woman in the latter stages of her life.
In 2011, his work appeared in Dazed and Refused, Hurwundeki Gallery, London. Moxon was recently shortlisted to the Final 300 in the BP Award, 2012. His portraiture has been featured on the BBC, the Independent newspaper and in Rankin’s Hunger Magazine, 2013.
Lives and works in London, UK.
Living in Rome, Parisi is surrounded by classical paintings and frescos; he is fascinated by the classical monuments and ancient ruins that remain, imagining how they were hundreds of years ago. Parisi’s photographic project, Il mondo che non vedo (The world I do not see), started from this concept, focusing his attention on modern ruins: theatres, churches, factories and other places that remain abandoned from our recent past and present. Il mondo... focuses on the mysterious beauty of these abandoned locations, which the Parisi sees as still having a soul, almost living independently from human memory and experience.
Parisi participated in the 54th Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion and in Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma in 2012 at the Macro Museum. In 2012 Parisi participated in the Arte Laguna Prize, Venice where he was awarded a special prize, and in 2012 and 2014, he was shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize. He has had several solo shows , at the UBS bank in Lugano in 2014, at Glauco Cavaciuti gallery in Milan in 2013 and 2011, at the FotoLeggendo photography festival in Rome in 2011, at the Museo di Roma in Trastevere in 2010 and at the Fabbrica Borroni in Milan in 2009.
The Empires of Light Series, No. 02 - USA, 2014
Diana Lowenstein Gallery,
Peled was born and raised in a Kibbutz in the northern part of Israel. After completing a BA (Hons) at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem she graduated with an MA (Hons) from the Royal College of Art. In recent years her work has been featured nationally and internationally in museums and galleries including Sotheby’s and Saatchi Gallery-London, Eretz Israel Museum-Tel Aviv and the Orangerie du Senate, Paris among others.
Zemer Peled’s work examines the beauty and brutality of the natural world. Her sculptural language is formed by her surrounding landscapes and nature, engaging with themes of nature and memories, identity and place. Her works are formed of thousand of ceramic shards constructed into large-scale/small-scale sculptures and installations.
Klari Reis uses the tools and techniques of science in her creative process, constantly experimenting with new ways to apply materials and methods. She is driven by curiosity and her desire to explore and document the natural and unnatural with a sense of wonder and joy.
The artist currently works in San Francisco, close to one of the largest concentrations of life science companies in the world. Klari takes advantage of this proximity to collaborate with local biomedical companies and thus receive inspiration from the cutting edge of biological techniques and discoveries; this context grounds her artwork and lets her authoritatively explore the increasingly fuzzy line between the technological and the natural.
The unifying theme of Klari’s art is her mastery of a new media plastic, epoxy polymer, and the fine control she brings to its reactions with a constantly-expanding variety of dyes and pigments. The UV-resistant plastic, similar to resin, supplies a common framework for the methods and language that she uses to explore and express interactions of material and color on a microscopic level. Compositions display brightly colored smears, bumps and blobs atop aluminum and wood panels. She pigments the plastic with powders, oils, acrylics and industrial dyes, built up through many layers of the ultra-glossy plastic. The shapes and colors bleed, blur, shift, and spread becoming remarkable through their eccentric detail. A skilled technician with a studio for a laboratory, Klari has turned these processes of her own invention into science in the service of her art.
Klari Reis You Are Here
Andréa Stanislav was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1968. She lives and works in Minneapolis and New York City. Andréa received a MFA from Alfred University in 1997 and a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1990. She is a contemporary artist whose interdisciplinary practice includes: sculpture, video, installation and public projects and interventions. Her work interrogates global capital and popular culture via the unexpected -- with her multimedia installations and monumental sculpture.
Theodor Adorno once said that ‘without the notion of an unfettered life, freed from death, the idea of utopia, of the utopia, cannot even be thought at all.’ If this is correct it lends a terrible irony to the fact that Man’s attempts to create ideal conditions for himself are so often mapped out through trails of carnage and destruction.
The work of Andréa Stanislav displays an acute awareness of this tension and offers a series of elegant yet challenging reflections on the limits and failures of the utopic imagination. Reflection is a key word in Stanislav’s lexicon, as it serves to indicate both the means and the ends of her artistic endeavor. In her work, the viewer is not simply invited but compelled, by use of reflective surfaces, to interrogate their own position vis-a-vis the artwork, and, by extension, vis-a-vis history and culture.
These surfaces, revealing the face of the viewer at every turn, and often to infinity, point to the futility of our attempts to escape our unsatisfactory current conditions and our desire to find meaning and impose structure on the underlying chaos of the Real. And yet at all times, the viewer is haunted by her own face.
Recent solo exhibitions and projects include: thisisnotashop, Dublin, Ireland; Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN; Packer Schopf Gallery, Chicago, IL; Jonathan Shorr Gallery, New York City, NY; 21c Contemporary Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE; Burnet Gallery - Chambers Luxury Art Hotel, Minneapolis, MN and Northern Lights, Minneapolis, MN.
Her work has also has been exhibited around the world at venues such as: U.S (Ambassador’s) Residence, Stockholm, Sweden, Fieldgate Gallery, London, UK, Al Sabah Gallery, Kuwait City, Kuwait; Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York City, NY; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan,WS; Carriage Trade, New York, NYC; Dumbo Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY, and Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY.
Andréa’s public art commissions and projects locations include: Barcelona, Spain; Key West, FL; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN; New York City, NY; University of Oregon, Eugene, OR; Morningside College, Sioux City, IA; and Washington DC.
Stanislav has recently received a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council -- Swing Space Artist Residency, Governors Island, New York City, NY; a 2010-2011 McKnight Artists Fellowship for Visual Arts; a GlogauAIR, Residency, Berlin, Germany; a Socrates Sculpture Park 2009 Emerging Artist Fellowship; Jerome/Franconia SculpturePark Fellowship; two prestigious Grant in Aid Research Awards from the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis; 2010-2011 University of Calgary International Visiting Artist Award, and she was the 2011 Can Serrat International Full Fellowship recipient, among many other awards.
Andréa is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Andréa also has a background in the film production and design as a designer and artist for Matthew Barney’s Cremaste
Isabelle van Zeijl
Fine Art Photographer Isabelle van Zeijl explores the aesthetics and techniques of the past to re-invent a contemporary artwork in her practice. Her images do not belong to present life, they are somewhere in our collective memory. She has a great eye for beauty which is displayed in her authentic self-portraits. With a fascination for the art of the past, the role of the female through the ages, and the different perspectives with which to look at beauty, Zeijl found photography as a medium to re invent and transform into a new and modern way of making art.
Represents emerging & established artists working in a variety of media including Photography, Painting, Ceramics & Mixed Media. The Gallery launched The Young Masters Art Prize.
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery established in 2004, represents emerging and newly established contemporary artists and is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs. The Gallery has an annual exhibition programme in London and New York, as well as collaborations with galleries worldwide. The Gallery also works with a number of established American, British and European artists whose works have been published and acquired by international museums and institutions including; The Related Group (Jorge Perez), Miami, Florida; 21c Museum, Louisville, Kentucky; and The Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation, Portland, Oregon. In 2014, the Gallery celebrated its 10 Year Anniversary with a major group exhibition at the Cork Street Gallery in Mayfair, London, including works by Tom Leighton, Deborah Azzopardi, Colin Wiggins and Klari Reis. Most recently in 2015, the Gallery has begun working with the estates of American sculptor David Hayes and French conceptual artist Ultra Violet.
The Gallery launched The Young Masters Art Prize in 2009, a unique not-for profit competition, open to international and UK-based artists. The Prize celebrates artistic skill and innovation with awareness of the Old Masters and the art of the past. The third edition took place in 2014 to great critical and popular acclaim, receiving national and international press coverage and included the inaugural Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize. German painter Juergen Wolf was awarded First Prize by a judging panel that included art historian Godfrey Barker, collector Werner Grub, Associate Director of Young Masters Daisy McMullan and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts Charles Saumarez Smith.