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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.

Mark Leckey, Dream English Kid, 1964 - 1999 AD, 2015, 4:3 film, 5.1 surround sound , duration 23 minutes. Image courtesy the Artist and Cabinet, London.
Recent Acquisitions By Franka Blok

Mark Leckey’s ‘Dream English Kid 1964 – 1999 AD’ acquired for Tate

The film touches base with the landmarks of Leckey’s first 35 years, as well as sketching a picture of the times that is incredibly evocative for anyone who remembers Britain from the 60s on.

Babi Badalov, ‘I am IdealEast/ Refugee Crysis/ Kennedy’, 2015. Ensemble of three paintings on fabric, 33 x 143 cm, 114 x 198 cm, 63 x 69 cm. Courtesy of the artist
Recent Acquisitions 24 Jan 2018 By Franka Blok

Three paintings by Azerbaijani artist Babi Badalov acquired for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Living in Paris as a refugee, Badalov’s practice tests the limits of language and the restrictions it can impose upon us.

Ann Van Hoey, Ferrari Red Vessel, 2014. Presented to Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums through the Omega Fund, 2016/17. Courtesy Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums Collections.
Recent Acquisitions 21 Dec 2017 By Franka Blok

Ferrari-red ceramic piece by Ann Van Hoey acquired for Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

Van Hoey merges the traditional craftsmanship of earthenware vessels with the lavish status symbols of a consumerist society

Assemble, 'Granby Workshop, First Collection: Products and Process', 2015. Mixed media, Dimensions variable. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society through the Omega Fund with the support of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, 2016/17
Recent Acquisitions 30 Nov 2017 By Franka Blok

Products from Assemble’s Turner Prize-winning project acquired for Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

All were produced using local materials in Granby Workshop, a community project based in Liverpool’s Toxteth area.

Lothar Götz, Retreat for the Good Shepherd, 2017. Acrylic on board, 120 x 90 cm. Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 2016/17
Recent Acquisitions 26 Oct 2017 By Franka Blok

Painting by Lothar Götz donated to The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

The acrylic on board painting is a unique example of the colours and forms that Götz uses for his large scales murals and immersive architectural displays.

Kate Davis, Eight Blocks or a Field (Bone Doll I), 2013. Image courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 28 Sep 2017 By Franka Blok

Four portraits of “dolls” by Kate Davis donated to the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Poverty-stricken children in the nineteenth century would stitch together discarded shoes, bones and fabric scraps to conjure what would somewhat resemble a little doll.

The artist making the work on-site. Image courtesy Jessica Warboys.
Recent Acquisitions 31 Aug 2017 By Franka Blok

Specially commissioned ‘Sea Painting’ by Jessica Warboys acquired by the CAS for Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

Warboy’s work strips the canvas from its frame and forces it into direct contact with the unforgiving elements of the windswept British landscape.

Lubaina Himid, Allow Your Friends to Meet Your Enemies, 2011. Acrylic and pencil on paper, collage, magazine pages (2 parts), 33.5 x 28cm, 71 x 102cm. Image courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 26 Jul 2017 By Franka Blok

Diptych by 2017 Turner Prize-nominee Lubaina Himid acquired for Gallery Oldham

The gallery aims to attract new audiences and explore challenging issues around racial, ethnic and cultural identity.

Neil Brownsword, Waster, 2011. Ceramic industrial archaeology, dimensions variable. Image courtesy the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 28 Jun 2017 By Franka Blok

Installation by Neil Brownsword acquired for The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Adopting the role of both artist and archaeologist, Brownsword unearths discarded by-products from closed Staffordshire ceramic factories to create sculptures that reflect on the forces of globalisation and the local economy.

John Stezaker, Painting, 2013-2016. Collages on paper, 8 parts. Each part 53 x 42 cm, overall size 53 x 450 cm. Courtesy of the artist.
Recent Acquisitions 25 May 2017 By Franka Blok

Eight collages by John Stezaker acquired for Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The collages respond to a key series of work in Birmingham’s collection, ‘Pygmalion and the Image’ (1875-78) by Edward Burne-Jones, and was completed whilst Stezaker was curating an exhibition there.

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