Friday, 3 May 2013

Vitruvius: A group exhibition by Natasha Caleia Ramos, Sam Shendi and James Winter

Vitruvius opened last night at Nancy Victor. With media ranging from a site specific light installation to steel thematic figurative forms, this exhibition offers a direct and honest approach by merging fresh ideas with older processes. The use of fabricated materials has a startlingly individual outcome for each artist. Steel, acrylic and aluminium play a vital role in the creation of each piece, exploring the formality between construction and finished article, design and commodity, idealism and realism.

Sam Shendi, Natasha Caleia Ramos

The use of colour is an important element which runs throughout the exhibition. Each artist uses bold, dynamic colours to direct, inform and suggest. Natasha Caleia Ramos uses the colour red to lure the attention of the viewer whilst using the shape of the arrow to direct. The solid shape of the arrow is a significant symbol which is recognised by all city dwellers. Inspired by Egyptian construction and architecture, Sam Shendi’s use of sharp coloured forms, symbolise and reflect upon daily emotion. 
James Winter

Out of the three artists, James Winter’s installations are the most abstract; his site specific piece for this exhibition is more subtle in colour than many of his previous works, allowing the light source to add texture and shade which in turn lets the form and structure of the spatial light construction merge with the pre-existing architecture of the gallery.

Sam Shendi, Natasha Caleia Ramos

Natasha Caleia Ramos, James Winter

The exhibition runs until Friday 24th May. Open daily Monday - Friday 10-6pm and Saturdays by appointment. 

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