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Image courtesy of Xavier Solé Mora
Art Consultancy 21 Feb 2018 By teamcas

Artist Xavier Solé Mora to create a new digital work inspired by Francisco Goya’s ‘Follies’ for Aspen Digital Art Award 2017/18

For the past four years, Aspen Insurance Holdings Limited (Aspen) and the Contemporary Art Society Consultancy have been working together to uncover the most exciting young talent in the field of digital art.

Rebecca Ackroyd, The Mulch (installation view) at Peres Projects, Berlin. Courtesy Peres Projects, Berlin. Photographer: Matthias Kolb
Artist to Watch 26 Jul 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Rebecca Ackroyd

Ackroyd deals with personal memories of home while questioning what it means to be a British female in the 21st century.

Fox Talbot's Articles of Glass (all that are left), 2017. Courtesy Cornelia Parker and Alan Cristea Gallery, London. © Cornelia Parker 2017
Recent Acquisitions 25 Jul 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

The CAS acquires a set of nine polymer photogravure etchings by Cornelia Parker for Cartwright Hall, Bradford

Parker has developed a new technique in the development of printmaking for this series, which joins the museum’s impressive print collection that goes back over a hundred years.

Ad Minoliti, Cyberselvas, 2017, acrylic and print on canvas, 582 x 193 cm, exhibition view at Art Basel Miami Beach, Nova. Courtesy Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris - Image copyright Silvia Rios
Artist to Watch 26 Jun 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Ad Minoliti

One may think of works of twentieth century European abstract artists like Alexander Calder or Joan Miró, however, Minoliti uses shapes in a more symbolic sense than complete abstraction.

Helene Appel, Dishwater, 2017. Watercolour and acrylic on linen, 89 x 60 cm. © Helene Appel. Courtesy The Approach, London. Photo: FXP photography
Recent Acquisitions By Charlotte dos Santos

The CAS acquires two unusual trompe l’oeil paintings by Helene Appel for Williamson Art Gallery and Museum, Birkenhead

Rather than the grand architectural versions of the Renaissance, Appel focuses on the determinedly banal.

Lubna Chowdhary, Tableaux, 2017
Artist to Watch 31 May 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Lubna Chowdhary

Vibrant orange, zesty green and organic brown glazes collide, congeal and clash in Lubna Chowdhary’s work. She takes the reins of colour – which many fear to do – and…

Bodil Manz, Rain, 2017. Courtesy Oxford Ceramics Gallery, 2017. Photo credit: Michael Harris
Recent Acquisitions 29 May 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

CAS Omega Fund acquires porcelain vessel by Bodil Manz for The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

Employing a style inspired by Mondrian and Malevich, Manz brings geometric abstract art to the ceramic surface, incorporating the effects of shadow and light through the wafer-thin porcelain.

Claudette Johnson ‘Standing Figure’ 2017. Courtesy the artist and Hollybush Gardens
Recent Acquisitions 26 Apr 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Striking new painting by Claudette Johnson acquired for Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

Johnson was a key member of the The Blk Art Group, a West Midlands-based collective that sought to empower black artists, as well as encouraging young white artists to be more socially relevant in their practice.

Installation view of Gayle Chong Kwan, The Peoples Forest, 2018. Photo: Andy Stagg
Artist to Watch 28 Mar 2018 By Charlotte dos Santos

Gayle Chong Kwan

Once a Royal Forest, a place where the upper classes could hunt deer and the lower classes could collect firewood, Epping Forest on the London-Essex border has for hundreds of…

Paul Maheke, 'Seeking after the fully grown dancer *deep within*' as part of 'Habits of Care' at the Blackwood Gallery, Toronto. images: Henry Chan, 2017
Artist to Watch 20 Dec 2017 By Charlotte dos Santos

Paul Maheke

Through performance and installation, Maheke uses cool and visceral presentations of his body to explore cultural identity, sexuality and gender.

Thomas J Price, Frieze Sculpture 2017, installation view, Photo Charlie Littlewood (LR)_CROP
Artist to Watch 26 Oct 2017 By Charlotte dos Santos

Thomas J. Price

Through sculpture, moving image and photography Price attempts to push at the subconscious social boundaries around the image of black males in society.

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