Discover the new contemporary artists we are excited to introduce for 2019.
Bartholomew Beal is one of Britains’s brightest new talents, and his energy filled work is beginning to appear in collections around the world. Since graduating from Wimbledon College of Art in 2012, the artist has achieved great success, and even became the youngest artist in 138 years to stage a solo show at the Fine Art Society with his critically acclaimed paintings based around TS Elliot’s ‘The Wasteland’.
Beal’s work incorporates the intrinsically mystical and theatrical qualities of myth, folklore and poetry within his atmospheric figurative paintings. The end result is truly mesmerising and Beal explains how the bold choice of colours in his work not only provide energy, but give each one their own individual character. Discover more about Beal and his artwork below.
Master of transformation Gabor Török, has produced some exquisite work over the course of his career. Born in Budapest in 1952, the sculptor trained as a gold and silver smith after leaving school, and later earned an apprenticeship as a restorer at the National Museum Budapest. In 1980 he began working as an artist in his own studio, and since then has exhibited throughout Europe, as well as in Asia and the USA. Török has also been commissioned to craft many large scale sculptures for public spaces, including Castle Eichenzell, Frankfurt Airport and The Holocaust Memorial, Berlin amongst others.
With a lot of craftsmanship Török transfers the formerly static structures into flowing movements and gives them elegance and dynamism. Discover more about Török and his artwork below.
Beth Rodway is the latest addition to our Contemporary cannon, and we are excited to introduce more of her work in 2019. Beth’s work is heavily influenced by the everyday. Working mainly with drawing; she plays with perspectives and space by abstracting the ordinary.
‘Boy in a Blue Bedroom’ is a fantastic example of the naive style, abandoning perspective and scale to focus on telling the story of the characters in the composition. Narratives hold a strong importance in Beth’s work and an obsession with detail has led to her drawings consisting of layers, many of which are not visible at first glance. Beth predominately works in pen and ink, although the last year spent at the Royal Drawing School saw her practice develop through colour and the medium of Gouache adding further depth to her storytelling.
Kroll was born to an American father and British mother in New York City, and out of an artistic family environment he developed his lifelong passion for painting. Kroll’s studies began in the Philadelphia College of Art and continued at the Academy of Art in Florence and then at the Museum of Archaeology in Athens. This study was the manifestation of his passion for the classical tradition.
His love of world art is anthropological in its scope, stretching across the millennia of humanity’s aspiration to creatively interpret in painting and sculpture that which is spiritually important to mankind. A keen interest in Italy’s Renaissance artists is matched by the deep influences he absorbed from the great works since the mid-nineteenth century of Van Gogh, Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee and Mondrian.