Halcyon Gallery presents a group exhibition of work by Eve Arnold, Dale Chihuly, Bob Dylan, Simon Gudgeon, Santiago Montoya, Pedro Paricio, Lorenzo Quinn and Andy Warhol.
Eve Arnold In 1951 Eve Arnold became the first woman to take pictures for the Magnum Photos agency, a photographic co-operative of great diversity and distinction. Having received numerous awards and honours, Arnold was best known for her extensive and captivating portraits of Marilyn Monroe, which are some of the most tender images ever produced of the Hollywood star.
Dale Chihuly Chihuly is widely regarded as the most exciting and spectacular artist working in contemporary glass, credited with elevating the medium from the realm of craft to groundbreaking fine art. A prodigiously prolific artist, whose work balances content with thorough investigations in to the properties of glass, Chihuly began working with the material at a time when reverence for glass-making and technique was paramount.
Bob Dylan A living legend and one of the most influential figures in the music of the last five decades, Bob Dylan is also a writer, film director, actor, radio broadcaster and an artist. Exploring anonymity, transience and dislocation, Dylan’s artwork expresses feelings characteristic of his life on the road.
Simon Gudgeon One of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, Simon Gudgeon has a signature smooth style that wonderfully concentrates spirit and nature. His minimalist, semi-abstract forms depict both movement and emotion of a moment captured with a visual harmony that is unmistakably his own. Working primarily in bronze but with media such as glass and stainless steel, Simon’s work continues to be recognised and collected all over the world.
Santiago Montoya Contemporary Colombian artist Santiago Montoya follows a multidisciplinary approach that embraces traditional painting, found objects and video documentary. In carefully structured series, he uses the aesthetics of materials to introduce meaning, resulting in collections where appearance and concept bear equal weight. He comments on a broad swathe of political issues, from conservation and dispossession to the transmission of information, aiming to uncover reality and bring to light the victory of the human spirit over adversity.
Pedro Paricio Spanish artist Pedro Paricio currently works only in acrylics, tirelessly exploring techniques with the medium. Paricio’s colours are bright and harmonious but his playful compositions can be awkward, and his subjects dark, evoking a sense of disquiet in the work.
Mauro Perucchetti Mauro’s work unites Pop aesthetics with social comment, addressing some of the most pressing and difficult issues in today’s society in a way that is subtle and accessible, without being trite, shocking or obscure. Mauro is above all an artist who is connected; he sees the bigger picture and world affairs and has his finger on the pulse of contemporary society.
Lorenzo Quinn Internationally renowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn is regarded as one of the leading contemporary sculptors in the world. Inspired by the great masters such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Carpaux and Rodin, Lorenzo’s monumental sculptures transmit emotion and meaning. His passion and strongly held political and religious views all flow through his work. In Spain, he is best known for brilliantly re-creating the human hand.
Andy Warhol One of the most famous American artists of the twentieth century, Andy Warhol was a leading figure in the late-industrial phenomenon of Pop Art. He appropriated subjects from popular culture, newspapers and consumer products, adopting an inexpressive, pared-down style that challenged notions of what art is. With his poor working-class background, he truly loved the luxury items and food products he turned into icons and revelled in his contacts with superstars. By silkscreening their images in multiple colour combinations, he mounted a bold challenge to the concept of the unique artwork.