Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Other Garden

The Other Garden, a group show inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's 'The Garden of Earthly Delights' (image above) exhibited late April at Nancy Victor. Working across a range of disciplines and media, four artists explore themes of temptation and paradise lost, voyeurism and privacy, curiosity, obsession and gratification.

Since graduating from Central Saint Martin's in 2012, Anya Charikov-Mickleburgh, Laura Dekker, Liz Sergeant and Dina Varpahovsky have continued to develop their individual practices and also collaborate as members of the art collective XAP.

The Other Garden ran from 20–25 April 2015. 

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

52 Words A Year

Nancy Victor were extremely happy to present the exhibition,  52 Words A Year, an online project by three London-based illustrators, culminating in 156 drawings, illustrating 52 words from February 2014 to February 2015.

A year ago, Mayumi Mori, Leni Kauffman and Oliver O’Keeffe came together and created the project “52 Words a Year”. Every week a word was selected, and each illustrator interpreted it in their own way. The project has developed the creativity and flexibility of the artists and tested approach to their practice.

The strength of the drawings noticeably grows each week as the illustrators become more fluid and confident in their chosen visual language. Their styles are at once distinctive and experimental in approach, the confidence of the artists building as the project progresses, culminating in an eclectic but surprisingly cohesive array of images. This exhibition commemorates the completion of the 52 words.

The exhibition runs until Saturday 18th April at 4pm. A price list for the exhibition is available to view here.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Jon Delgado: 10 Years

London based artist Jon Delgado exhibited his first retrospective at Nancy Victor this March. Jon uses dyes and inks discharged with bleach to create luminescent work inspired by forest landscapes, childhood memories and antique photos.

10 Years featured a selection of paintings produced by the artist over the past decade alongside brand new work, including small-size sculptures playfully reimagining some of his subjects.

 The show provided an insight into Delgado’s particular sensibility and ability to manipulate single-colour pigments to achieve the desired intensity and hues, while also welcoming the unpredictable effects caused by applying bleach.