Saturday, 25 June 2011
Last Thursday was the opening of two great new shows at London Miles Gallery, located in our East London pop- up space. Coming To Town, by Nom Kinnear King and Xue Wang recieved a great response, with both artists enjoying their first UK dual solo.
Xue Wang was in the spot light with her dark but sweet pop surrealist oil paintings and viewers were capitavated by Nom Kinnear King's portraits.
Downstairs, INSA's 6 x 4 foot painting and Tom Bagshaw's digital masterpiece were the two favourites from the Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices exhibition.
The Exhibition runs until Monday, open from 11am to 7pm daily. We hope you can take some time to come down to see the show in person. However if you are not in the country, then have a look at the ONLINE PREVIEWS, follow the link's below:
COMING TO TOWN by Nom Kinnear King and Xue Wang.
GUILTY PLEASURES AND MODERN VICES- Uk group show.
Artworks are still available, so if you see anything you like please just get in touch.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
London Miles Gallery is proud to annouce two exhibitions opening this June.
Coming To Town, a dual solo show inspired by the fair. Xue Wang and Nom Kinnear King team up in this exciting themed show, presenting a collection of more than 20 new oil paintings.
Opening in the same location on the same night, is Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices. A group show featuring new work by 10 UK contemporary artists.
Each artists has been given a vice or guilty pleasure to recreate in to a visual representation.
Artists like Alex Young, Insa, Tom Bagshaw, Craww, and Carne to name a few will be showcased.
Opening night of both exhibitions is
Thursday June 23rd from 6pm to 11pm. Located at our East London pop up space!
65 Hanbury Street.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Xue Wang and Nom Kinnear King team up in our upcoming show, "Coming to Town!"- an exhibition inspired by Circus Life. Its the first large showcase of their work in the UK, where both Nom and Xue take over the complete top floor of our East London Gallery space and transforming it in to our very own little Circus.
Here is a little preview of whats to come from these two very talented London based painters.
Above Artworks by Nom Kinnear King. Oil on canvas.
Visit her website to follow her artwork here: www.nomchomski.com
Xue Wang says this about her collection, "My theme of the fairground started with a chance visit to a traditional steam fair at night. The cult movie Carnival of Souls, which uses a dream-within-a-dream plot device, also intrigued me. What fed my imagination was not the hurly-burly bustle of the crowds but the sense of isolation and melancholy. The girl here is a nocturnal soul who plays with her companions in the veil of darkness. All the punters have gone home and the little group gather to celebrate their own fun fair."
Follow Xue Wang here: www. xuewangart.blogspot.com
COMING TO TOWN
Opening reception: Thursday, June 23rd 2011 from 6pm to 11pm
Location: 65 Hanbury Street. East London.
Both Nom and Xue will be in attendance.
Friday, 13 May 2011
Last night, The May 12th 2011 saw the opening of Literal.Eyes- the all new group exhibition featuring the work of 30 European artists. We had a great crowd come out to support and artists such as Xue Wang, Nom Kinnear King, Adam Oehlers, Craww, Alex Young and David Marsh in attendance.
Here are just a few images from the opening reception and the interior of our new pop up gallery space in East London. If you are out of London and unable to attend over the weekend then have a look at the exhibition online, just follow the link HERE to see the complete collecting of artworks.
Literal.Eyes exhibition is on show until May 16th 2011.
Open daily from 11am to 7pm. 65 Hanbury Street. East London.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Tom Bagshaw from Bath, UK has yet again created a piece that leaves us speachless. His digital paintings are often so real you feel you can reach out and touch them. This one is titled, 'Titania' and is inspired from A Midsummer nights dream. (Right)
European female artist Linnea Strid has taken inspiration from My Little Mermaid, and used her incredible talent with oil to create an under water portrait. (Left)
This May, London Miles opens its doors to a new group of emerging talent from across Europe, showcasing a range of artists from the recent graduates to the established.
Opening on May 12th in an all new location in East London, at 65 Hanbury Street. We look forward to seeing you then.
For online preview requests please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, 12 April 2011
Literal.Eyes- 30 artists from across Europe translate their favourite works of Literature in to Visual Masterpieces.
London Miles is proud to present an all-new group exhibition that takes a closer look at the content found inside the dusty book covers of iconic written works by great literary masters from across all generations. Whether inspired by a novel, poem, or a poignant phrase from their chosen literary piece, 30 artists from across Europe are recreating how they visually and literally interpret their all time favourite piece of narrative into a painting.
Iconic writers whose narratives are being recreated include the all famous children’s favourite and cartoonist Dr. Seuss to our very own national literary hero; William Shakespeare. Artists have chosen pieces of literature from a broad range of authors, as well as foreign writers relevant to their home origin. Some examples include, digital painter Tom Bagshaw who will recreate ‘A Midsommers Night Dream’ by Shakespeare, Nom Kinnear King paints ‘The House of Sprits’ by Isabel Allende and Camilla D’Errico takes inspiration from the Opera “Aida” by Giuseppe Verdi.
The show opens in an all new gallery space in East London!! Opening on Thursday, May 12th 2011 from 6pm to 11pm.
Location: 65 Hanbury Street. Shoreditch. EI 5JP
Friday, 8 April 2011
London Miles recently had a virtual chat with California based sculptor, Derek Wiesberg. We thought it would be a good idea to share with you just what this truly talented fella has been up to and what makes him create his impressively detailed characters.
1. Your mediums of choice:
2. Three words to describe your artwork:
3. What inspires you to create the characters you do? Life inspires me. My world and the world around me, my relationships and experiences. I am interested in depicting human emotions and the human condition. The stylization of the figures is meant to emphasis these emotions, for example the eyes wide set is a way to convey and express ideas of vulnerability, prey and disfunction. Really everything that comes into my eyes, ears, thoughts whatever inspires the work.
5. How old were you when you started sculpting?
6. How long does one take to complete?
7. What are you working on at the moment?
8. Which piece of yours is your favourite or one that you are most proud
of? Do you have an image of it?
10. Favourite music to listen to while working.
11. Do you work in the day or are you a night owl?
I'm a Lark and an Owl, wake up early, go to sleep late, and work those feathers to the bone the whole time in between.
Visit Derek's Weisberg website and see his complete portfolio: