FLUX EXHIBITION - NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM CHELSEA Discover the big names of tomorrow at FLUX Exhibition 14th – 17th March 2019 Private View: March 14th 18.30 – 21.30
FLUX Exhibition is London’s leading exhibition to discover the most talented, dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists. FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, inspirational art event. On display at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, this much anticipated edition brings over 100 artists to the fore. Gray has hand selected the very best emerging and established artists for a four-day event.FLUX opening party comes alive with musical guests, performance art and site specific installations which complement the work and bring a new experimental approach to the exhibition.The show represents an opportunity to gain access to a vast and diverse group of gifted artists, on the path to being the big names of tomorrow, showcasing international talent in a collaborative, inclusive show. FLUX celebrates artists on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.
Mini Masterpieces Under £300
The exhibition will also be featuring the unique, Mini-Masterpieces where smaller artworks by FLUX artists can be purchased for £300 or less. A great way for a new collector to invest in art at a fraction of the price of artists' normal sized works.
To celebrate this ambitious edition of FLUX Exhibition a Limited Edition artwork by Marcus Jake worth over £250 will be given to anyone who purchases artwork.
Charles Salvador formally known as Charles Bronson To help highlight art as therapy we will be exhibiting 12 artworks, arguably his best work to date by Charles Bronson now known as Charles Arthur Salvador (in respect of his favourite artist Salvador Dali). Salvador is one of the highest-profile inmates in Britain and has been featured in books, interviews, and studies in prison reform and treatment. Salvador has spent 44 years in prison, nearly 40 years of which were in solitary confinement. During this time, he has had 22 books published, won 5 Koestler Trust awards for his art and poetry and raised over half a million for charity. He believes art has helped him become a better person and he depicts his struggles, experiences of daily life in prison, the violence, the inhumanity, the brutality, the madness and creativity of a complicated mind.
Forsey is widely known for her participation in The Real Housewives of Cheshire however she has painted throughout most of her life. Though she studied art, her love of drawing and illustration began at a much younger age when she would sit and draw with her Grandad.
Inspired by an eclectic mix of hedonistic Hacienda days of the 90’s and drawing on influences of traveling and living abroad for several years to that of a Manchester working-class upbringing, Forsey has a wealth of experience which influences her paintings.
The warmth in her artworks is a direct response to the cultures she has experienced on her travels, as is her love of colour. Forsey also takes influences from the world of fashion and is an avid collector of fashion magazines. In her latest series of work she adds collage to the paintings, referencing her empowerment as an artist and the diverse world she lives in.
Alfie Bradley was born in SE London in 1990 but at the age of three moved to rural France, where his parents and two younger brothers still live. He spent two years at Lycée in central France studying stone carving and a further year on the borders of Germany at a lycée specialising in sculpting, before leaving France for England in 2013 to look for work as a stone mason. A bizarre twist of fate found him staying in Oswestry where he worked making bee hives for a while before being offered the newly created position of resident sculptor at the British Ironworks During his time at the British Ironworks Centre he created many impressive sculptures, from a Rhino's head which sits in the foyer of DEFRA in London, to the internationally famous Spoon Gorilla, a 4m high sculpture made entirely of 40,000 welded spoons.
Arguably his most famous artwork is the National monument against violence and aggression ‘Knife Angel’ the sculpture is 25ft high and made of over 100,000 weapons which have been surrendered to knife bins in amnesties around the country. At The National Army Museum he will be showing a range of sculptures including The Soldier which was made for the Pilgrim Bandits a charity that supports injured soldiers.
Marcus Jake is a London and Canada based artist. Working in a mixed medium environment, often using photography as the cohesive element. His work is experiential and transpersonal, trying to capture those significant moments of the parts that make up the human experience. The results are generally emotion drenched pieces of work, touching on sadness and heartbreak but also capturing the beauty that is life. No matter how exposed the original subject matter is, you will often find a sense of hope, a reflection of what comes out of this place; strength, beauty, connection and courage. Jake’s artwork is collected worldwide.
Marek Emczek Olszewski was born in Poland in 1981 and has been living and working in London since 2006. He is attracted to non-obviousness, light and shadow play, movement, reflection, geometry and extreme minimalism and is a member of Free Painters and Sculptors collective. His work has been featured and bought by some of the world’s leading architects and interior designers, including Candy & Candy and a high profile commission for Qatari Headquarters in London’s Mayfair.
Iva Troj a contemporary Art Excellence Artist of The Year 2016 and 2013 Towry Best of East England Award Winner, Iva Troj seamlessly incorporates her vast experience of traditional painting techniques with postmodern elements to create engaging and stunningly detailed works that challenge the notion of societal conformity. Knowledge of traditional art techniques was first inspired by the necessity to fit within Cold War aesthetics of social realism. Alongside this, however, lay an acute perception of the reality existent beneath external structures.
Tube - Sloane Square is a 10-minute walk away.
Train - Victoria is a 20-minute walk away.
Bus - 170 stops outside the Museum
14th March 18.30 - 21.30 Private View (ticketed)
15th March 10.00 - 19.00
16th March 11.00 - 17.00
17th March 11.00 – 15.00