Artist Residency with Athena Anastasiou
Saturday 29.09.18 to Sunday 30.09.18
10:00 to 19:00 Saturday + 12:00 to 18:00 Sunday
Athena will be joining us for 2 days in the front of house ahead of her upcoming solo exhibition in October.
“My portrait paintings are continual explorations of colour, form and texture. I am currently investigating how far I can stretch the form whilst still portraying the essence and energy of a person. I am interested in sculpting paint onto smooth surfaces, creating animated fluid portraits. My question is how much paint can I scrape away yet still retain that strong connection between the sitter and the viewer.” – Athena
Athena is an art scholar and post graduate from Central St Martins, and is best known for her vibrant and eclectic large scale oil paintings produced from her studio in Dalston, East London. She is currently represented by Asylum Artist Management, Amar Gallery (Curated), WhyNotArt and Saatchi Art. She has exhibited in numerous group shows around London, Portugal and Morocco and is a keen advocate for the emerging art scene in London. Athena is the Founder of a pop up Art Gallery and collective called “Meet The Artists” that has represented over 100 emerging artists from London.
Her latest show ‘Essence’ opens on the 11th October 2018 at BSMT space in Dalston.
You can learn more about Athena and see more of her work on her website. Visit her in our front of house space throughout the weekend to see her at work.
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