Saturday 25 June 2011

Follow Up + Online Previews.

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.


Artworks are still available, so if you see anything you like please just get in touch.

Tuesday 31 May 2011

Two Exhibitions opening This June at London Miles

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.
E1 5JP.

Wednesday 18 May 2011

COMING TO TOWN this June at London Miles / Xue Wang and Nom Kinnear King

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:


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:

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

Opening Reception of Literal.Eyes / May 12th 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.

London Miles
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

Literal.eyes- 30 European Artists recreate Iconic works of Literature

As we prepare for our all new group show, Opening on May 12th 2011 we thought it would be a good time to share with you some preview images.

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:

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

LM Interview: Derek Weisberg- the art of sculptor

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:
My primary medium of choice is clay/ceramics, I have been working with clay for close to 20 years, I guess I fell in love with it as a material early on. However I will make work with whatever material I need to convey my ideas most appropriately.

2. Three words to describe your artwork:
I dont know. . . . . . I guess: Figurative, sculpture, emotive, Humanism, accessible, sensitive, contemplative, spiritual, Damn, sorry thats more then 3 I couldn't do it.

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.

4. Are your sculptures individuals, or are they part of a growing family?
All of the above, I usually say they are all self portraits, as I feel most honest when I am making work about my life and the world around me, my thoughts and feelings. However, my family definitely comes into my work and so the work can also take on a kind of growing family. For the past several years I was interested in depicting this kind of "universal man", or "everyday man", but lately the figures have become more individual, not neceassarily specific people, but individual.

5. How old were you when you started sculpting?
When I could hold a fork and had mash potatoes on my plate!

6. How long does one take to complete?
It really varies depending on the piece, and the scale and such, it could be a few hours to a few weeks to do the actual sculpting. But ceramics is such a process based material; you know, sculpt, wait, sculpt more, wait, finish sculpting, wait for the clay to dry, fire the piece, glaze the piece and fire it again, repeat firing if necessary, so really start to finish it takes several weeks.

7. What are you working on at the moment?
At the moment I am working on a few pieces for an art fair coming up in San Francisco, and also a really big piece for Anno Domini's 10 year anniversary show coming up in the beginning of next year.

8. Which piece of yours is your favourite or one that you are most proud
of? Do you have an image of it?
That is a hard question, there are a lot of works I like, but usually after I have made the piece, I have learned and gotten most of what I will from it and am ready to move onto the next. With that said, The "Olam Haba" installation is one of my favorite things I've done. Also a few of the piece I just finished for my last solo show Auroral Dreaming, "Stares Into Infinity" and "Wreaths Sent Down the River". Also a piece that I really like which you will be showing at London Miles "Give Me a Skull So I Can Remember You". I like those works

9. Where would you like your characters to trave to next?
Maybe New York, Maybe Eastern Europe like Prague or Budapest, Maybe Berlin, all for different reasons and purposes.

10. Favourite music to listen to while working.
Rap music! Good ol' 90's era and really obscure/underground/indie/weirdo rap are my favorites. Classical music as well.

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: