We have our summer vibes firmly switched on at RHODES! We want to celebrate the beginning of the new season with works that have vibrant themes and concepts that correlate with the beautiful colours, shapes and textures currently displayed across London.
Artists have been indirectly influenced by the seasons and their working environments throughout history. Some of the artists who are famously inspired by summertime include Museo Sorolla, Gustav Klimt and Georges Pierre Seurat.
Summer is a time of heightened colour, elongated evenings, and travel. Take a look at our mini collection of works selected by us, that provide that summer feeling! Why not bring some sunshine into your homes with this eclectic mix of gorgeous colour-filled artworks?
59 7/8 x 59 7/8 in
Alec Cumming is an artist who works internationally having spent several years working in India. He now spends time considering his influences in different locations such as California and Sri Lanka.
His practice, oil on canvas, is traditional in medium but the images that jump in and around the canvas are vibrant and playful. Within his work he continues to explore the idea of fleeting moments. Currently settled back to the UK, He finds himself considering the visual stimulus discovered in his three years spent in India, and travelling since then, and how these staggeringly different locations play out on canvas with his current settled space in Norfolk.
The work 'Fresh Air and New Light' conjures up the feelings of travel and the tones of the season, the leaves of the plant looking almost sun-bleached. What is notable about Cumming's work is his use of semi-recognisable motif's that the viewer can relate to from memory, they are not hyper-realistic representations of the objects, they are a nod to the shared experience of our contemporary world.
39 3/8 x 39 3/8 in
22 1/8 x 16 7/8 in
The multi-layered element of his work, which marries image and word, allows Nick to explore complex art-historical concepts. The text employed is often narrative, which can be read in sequence adding another element of intrigue and interest to the work. This additional element of text, placed under the empty space of each swatch, creates either complimentary or subversive meanings. Nick deliberately leaves these word/image constructions open to viewer interpretation, sparking new debates and meanings.
30 3/4 x 49 1/4 in
As a graffiti pioneer in his native Czech Republic made his name in the late 90s. As his work developed, he found a new way to push his own limits and challenge himself by making 3-D Graffiti. Under the name of Point, he sculpted huge abstract letters he chose to put in the streets and on the walls. This was another form of graffiti, in daylight, and without a spray, but truthful to the spirit of competition and innovation of the urban scene.
Jan Kalab will be showcasing a new collection of works with us very soon, so watch this space!
We hope you enjoyed our mini collection of summer themed works that we currently have available.
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