#3 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

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#3 – ‘Rokit Girl’ by Heloise Bergman.

C-type Print, 40x50cm, 2014.

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#3 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017 – ‘Rokit Girl’ by Heloise Bergman.

Heloise Bergman is a lens based artist from New Zealand.

‘Rokit Girl was inspired by infatuation with the Dutch Masters. Vermeer’s female subjects were portrayed occupied by houshold errands, often with an intensity that elevates the everyday to something more profound. Almost a decisive moment. Over three hundred years later, Rokit Girl works in Brick Lane and I capture her between customers. She embodies an ephemeral look, gender fluid, time fluid; but when she meets my eyes across the shop, it feels like another decisive moment.’ (Heloise Bergman)

#4 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

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#4 – ‘Postcards from the Edge on Thames I & II (diptych)’ by Karl Singporewala.

Archival print, 80x50cm, 2017.

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#4 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017 – ‘Postcards from the Edge on Thames I & II’ (diptych) by Karl Singporewala.

Since 2007, Karl Singporewala has celebrated his work being selected, hung and sold at the RA Summer Exhibition year on year. In 2017, ten years since his work was first selected, he celebrates a decade in the Summer Exhibition by… not actually being in the Summer Exhibition 2017!

Unable to conform to the architecture’s room brief this year for coloured construction drawings, his work has been given a second chance in life at the Salon des Refusés. He welcomes this clever exhibition with open arms and looks forward to inviting previous buyers and collectors to help celebrate a decade of art work.

Karl Singporewala is a sculptor and architect, working alongside Ian Ritchie RA. He has worked on a large number of international projects (Ireland, Kazakhstan, Turkey and Malta) and projects in the UK, ranging in scale from city masterplanning to unique sculptures. Notable works as part of the team at IRA include Sainsbury Wellcome Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour at UCL which recently won the BCI Major Building of the Year Award, the LEAF Façade Design & Engineering Award and the Overall LEAF (Leading European Architecture Forum) Award.

His work has been widely published and exhibited internationally including exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, Onassis Cultural Centre, Athens and the New York Institute of Technology. He has lectured at various UK universities on his speculative visions of architecture and for the past five years has been visiting critic at Arts University Bournemouth’s Interior Architecture degree course.

Karl is a graduate of De Montfort University Leicester, University of Brighton and the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. In 2007, he graduated as best in faculty by representing Brighton for the RIBA Silver Medal. He has won numerous international architectural and graduate awards for his work, which includes being voted ‘One of the UK’s Young Creative Heroes’ by Channel 4. In 2014 his art work won him the ‘People’s Choice’ HIX Art Award at the Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery, Shoreditch London in a competition by chef/restaurateur Mark Hix and artist Tracy Emin aimed at emerging contemporary artists.

#5 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

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#5 – ‘Dead in the Water’ by Jacky Chapman.

Mixed media, 200×114.3x5cm

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#5 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017 – ‘Dead in the Water’ by Jacky Chapman.

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Dead in the water. 5,083 Gingerbread Refugees (2016)

The beginning of 2017 was punctuated by the announcement that 2016 had been the deadliest year on record for refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean, with most deaths occurring off the Greek and Italian coastlines.

‘I’m not a sculptor; I’m a photographer of 30 years. Even though I’ve photographed refugees and migrants in camps in northern France, I felt that my images captured only a small part of the story. The reality hit home as the ginger bread men, women and children piled ever higher on our dining room table. On average, 14 people died every single day amounting to 5,083 individuals by year end.’ (Jacky Chapman)

#6 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

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#6 – ‘The balcony of a high-rise apartment block in Eastern Europe’ by Timothy Percival.

Acryluic on paper,  32x24cm, 2016.

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#6 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refuses 2017 – ‘The balcony of a high-rise apartment block in Eastern Europe’ by Timothy Percival.

Presenting an ethereal view, Percival’s work is both introvert and romanticised; forms are constructed from a haven of deep, personal shadows, and windows burnt in light offer the only anchor to the outside world. Whilst constructed from an architectural standpoint, it is the impact of such environments that form the subject of the work.

#7 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

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#7 – ‘Off Grid’ by Pamela Gerrie.

Mixed media glazed and enamelled bricks, 20x20x10cm, 2016.

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#7 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refuses 2017 – ‘Off Grid’ by Pamela Gerrie

Pamela Gerrie about her work:

My work is about life, people, human behaviour and our astonishing natural world. I record moments in time,experiment,beak rules.. Although the work can appear loose it is reworked and reworked until I am happy with it.

I exhibit in London and have work in private and public collections in the UK, USA and .’

#8 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

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#8 – ‘A Man’s Moment’ by Aristi Hadjisavva

Oil on Canvas, 80 x 100cm, 2016

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#8 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refuses 2017 – ‘A Man’s Moment’ by Aristi Hadjisavva

Aristi Hadjisavva about the artwork:

I am a passionate artist, who loves working with oil on canvas, and through my work I always feel that I express my soul, each piece that I paint is part of myself, and because I am concerned about feelings, all my paintings titles and subjects are relevant to the internal human feelings and attitudes of life.

This artwork is named “A Man’s Moment”, and it figures a man, at a specific moment of his life, a moment that his mind travels through his thoughts, an internal journey.’

#9 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

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#9 – ‘Seven Wonders’ by Farah Ishaq

Linocut, 101x34cm, 2017

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#9 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refuses 2017 – ‘Seven Wonders’ by Farah Ishaq

Presenting Seven Wonders of the World – key figures who have had substantial input into the way we live our lives in 2017. With the snap General Election on our heels it is important to heed the words of a classic work of ‘fiction.’ The artist has chosen specific passages from Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, a surprisingly easy task all things considered. An artist for just two years, Farah’s career change from journalism to contemporary art has seen a dramatic progression from kitchen sink working to a scholarship to study a Fine Art MA.

Runner-up for this year’s Batsford Prize, Farah Ishaq has already sold hundreds of original prints by word of mouth alone – and unveiled her first public installation in conjunction with London Overground in Walthamstow. Juggling work, health and single motherdom, Farah’s practice aims to capture snapshots of stillness in everyday chaos. She searches for the feeling of ‘home’ through playing with relief printing, type, found objects and paper to explore possibilities. Seven Wonders is an edition of 10 – but number one is the key one for the vintage book pages chosen as paper and the hand-pulled lino prints are behind museum glass and finished off with an Ash frame.