Jake Lamerton

Artist statement:

Jake is a painter/printmaker who lives and works in London, having graduated from the Slade School of Art in 2016. His practice focuses on using traditional western visual language as a transportive device. For him, the act of painting is the opportunity to build worlds and travel through time.

 

Work statement:

This body of work was born from the desire to articulate the screaming silence of anxiety, which we find particularly relevant today. These scenes use the setting of home, not as a place of safety but as a cage for the tension that resides within. The reduction of the paintings to monochrome is to assert a quietly bleak atmosphere and to heighten emphasis on the pregnant narratives depicted.

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Jennifer Lopez

Artist statement:

My art practice is influenced by intuitive art, the natural elements, alchemy and psychology, the uncanny and the remote. Drawing from the surreal and ritualistic roots of my Mexican cultural heritage, I aim to evoke a dreamy mental space of reflection. My work aims to bring together the imperceptible, the material and the ephemeral.

 

Work statement:

During lockdown, I self-isolated in Lyme Regis, a magical place in Dorset where I had never been before and where I never imagined I would be spending nearly five months in the midst of such strange times in the world. To my surprise, I found this place full of wonderful forces of nature and I felt in love with it. I’ve been always drawn to listening to nature and to get to understand their language and their spirit, there were empty streets but nature was so present, nature spoke to me, sometimes loudly sometimes softly, this painting is about the soothing warmth of fire which I have translated into colour, the warmth of home within ourselves or elsewhere, what it means to us, and the strength the propels us to keep going, the flame of life

 

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Sonia Ben Achoura

Artist statement:

French artist and psychologist Sonia Ben Achoura depicts her insights into the human mind onto canvas. Originally from Paris, she travelled extensively before settling in London. Sonia regularly shows her work at exhibitions and art fairs across Europe. She sells her work internationally.

 

Work statement:

Her art lies at the intersection between art and science. Her fascination with human nature at the present stage of evolution –characterised by interaction with technology- manifests in geometric compositions with futuristic overtones. Her distinctive vision unfolds throughout her extensive body of work. Captivated by abstraction, she shapes light and colour as the basis for her compositions. She creates a world of vivid colour, dynamic forms, and geometric perfection. The artist’s concern for our planet, in these times of climate change, is expressed in her paintings. She contemplates future outcomes in her paintings.

 

Links to website and Social Media

www.soniabenachoura.com

www.instagram.com/soniabenachoura

www.facebook.com/ArtistSoniaBenAchoura