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Boyarde Messenger

Artist photographer Boyarde Messenger created, for the first time, a live installation around the female nude for the Art of Giving exhibition, in the Saatchi Gallery, October 7-9, 2010. Boyarde and the Art of Giving joined forces to create a spectacular of the female form. A selection of live models, wearing Charlotte Olympia shoes, hand painted by Boyarde Messenger, forging a stunning fusion of art and fashion and was presented at the opening night of the exhibition. Each model was a unique work of ‘performance’ Art.

Boyarde studied an Art Foundation at the Wimbledon School of Art and followed on to graduate with BA (Hons) in photography at The Bournemouth Arts Institute. She began her career as a commercial photographer, eventually developing and combining her painting and photographic skills to create these individual artworks.  Boyarde spends half her time in Belize, Central America, where the bursting sunshine and free-spiritedness of the people creates her palate of inspiration.

Back in London, high heels adorned, transcending the boundaries of art and fashion, this installation was inevitable, for fashion is in her blood. Her mother, Nike Williams, acclaimed art director of 60’s flagship magazine Honey brought back curves to women. She also styled the original Pirelli calendars; her stepmother,Victoria Nixon, a former international model, was discovered by Helmut Newton. Following in their footsteps, Messenger continued with her fascination of the female form, its power, and Scopophilia (:the pleasure of looking). Boyarde is best known for her Pop Art Bottoms, both hand-painted and photographed by Boyarde, which she describes as “highlighting… [her] playful personality, injecting it with humour and mischievousness, whilst liberating the object of desire, admiring its form, yet still confirming the vital balance between power and vulnerability.” Messenger exhibits internationally, in London, Paris, New York and Miami..

 ‘Finding the unusual… is the hallmark of gifted photographers and [her]… series of photographs from Belize reveal the technical gifts and social documentarian lurking in Messenger’s closet’. ’The Independent

Short-listed for the final judging day, 2009 Terry O’Neill Award, “the world’s leading photographic competition”
The youngest winner of The Observer photographic competition, 2005





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Duncan MacKay

Currently Associate Artist at the Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science at the University of Kent, Canterbury.



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Jenny Muncaster

Jenny Muncaster graduated from Winchester School of Art in 1988 with an Hons Degree in Printed Textiles. She works from The Colour Factory Studios and Gallery in Winchester, which was set up with fellow artist Linda Miller in 1994.

 Jenny creates paintings with an illustrative feel which are quirky and colourful, often inspired by food, wine and travel.

Collections of Jenny’s wine paintings have been commissioned by the Hotel du Vin group in their hotels across the UK from Edinburgh to Poole.

Featuring food and all things loved by gourmets and fine diners the world over, Jenny’s paintings can also be seen in ‘Raymond Blanc’ restaurants throughout the country. Commissions for clients and illustration for design and publishing also include many pieces depicting vignettes of the English coast, alongside special bottles of wine and favourite foods.

Jenny paintings and artwork have been used to give a completely original and specific look to all sorts of brochures, catalogues and promotional material. She has illustrated for book covers, c.d covers and menu headers.



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Mårten Medbo

At first it might seem as a challenge to find a unity in Mårten Medbo’s work. Maintaining his versatility, he shuns being pigeonholed and constantly seems to be on the move towards new motifs and contexts. The oeuvre spans from bowls and vases to sculptural pieces and large-scale public commissions, and makes use of a range of materials and techniques, both low-tech and high-tech. If the artist stays true to something, it is the principle of change rather than a defined material, method, or aesthetics.

One of the many tensions found within Mårten Medbo’s practice stems from his use of both abstract and figurative imagery, often resulting in objects occupying a place on the borderland between these two categories. We are confronted with forms and structures that are not fully figurative, but neither abstract. Among the artist’s ceramic and glass pieces, there are numerous examples of works having a resemblance to anthropomorphic or biomorphic structures, without being completely identifiable as such.

The vessels and sculptures sometimes look as if being suddenly frozen in the process of organic growth or expansion. However, rather than focusing on the repetitive character of organic structures, Mårten Medbo’s work is drawn towards irregularities and idiosyncrasies. The structures seem to be on the verge of breaking free from their inner logic; they loosen up, start to glow mysteriously, or even mutate. Bewildering and sometimes almost creepy, these pieces convey an image of nature running wild. With their references to popular culture’s predilection for evoking the unknown that lurks beneath the everyday, Mårten Medbo’s works fascinate us by virtue of their strangeness and physical intensity rather than by beauty or sophistication.



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Nibiru

 

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