#2 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017

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#2 – ‘Escape’ by Richard Brayshaw.

Pigment inkjet print, 62x44cm, 2016.

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  #2 of TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refusés 2017 – ‘Escape’ by Richard Brayshaw.

‘In general I am interrogating how we perceive our constructed spaces, both urban and rural, their different characteristics, their influence on our sense of self and our position in the world as well as their psychological effects in exposing our insecurities and vulnerability.

This particular image was made by combing 2 images. It was made as part of a project I am involved with. The group 6plus2 is working on a project called Hold. It is a site responsive project set in the now empty Petersfield police station. Part of my response to being in the cell was to feel trapped and want to escape. This image is a combination of the physical containment of the cell brick wall with the mental escape of imagining a seascape.’ (Richard Brayshaw)

#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.

TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refuses 2017
#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

TOP 12 Artworks of Salon des Refuses
#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.