5 to 31 October 2015
SPECIAL PREVIEW DRINKS: TUESDAY 14 th October (Frieze Art Fair opening ) 6-10pm
LATE OPENINGS 15-17 October ,12am – 8pm , FITZROVIA LATES : 29 October 12am -9pm
Organised & Curated by C.MITRENTSE PROJECTS www.cmitrentseprojects.com
THE FITZROVIA GALLERY 139 Whitfield Street, London, W1T 5EN
Tube : Warren Str. & Goodge str. station
Opening Hours MONDAY-SATURDAY 12-6pm
FEATURED ARTISTS : CHRISTINA MITRENTSE | JONAS RANSON | KENTARO KOBUKE | MATEUSZ SZCZYPIŃSKI |NAOYA INOSE | RAWAN AL ADWAN|
Jonas Ranson www.jonasranson.co.uk is an established English screen printer , MA graduate of Royal College of Art. He has exhibited widely on solo and group shows in UK & Europe. His images engage with the aesthetic experience that emerges from perceiving boundless landscape. Through obtrusive fractures, darkness, obscurity, privation and vastness, the images encompass subjects relating to the apocalyptic, biblical and the sublime. The Landscapes become a metaphysical realm for the purging of emotional trauma. Ranson work is part of significant national public collections including Pallant House Gallery UK.
Naoya Inose www.naoyainose.com Naoya is a Japanese painter graduate from Tokyo University of the Arts, BA Oil Painting and currently based in London . His works are included in Takahasi Collection FONDAZIONE BENETTON. And he has solo exhibitions in Japan, Malta and NY. Inose work explores the tension between the natural world and its grasping appropriation by human influence. It draws from traditional genre of painting Inose uses oil paint techniques to create both meticulously realistic landscapes and abstract oil paintings on canvas which question our perception of and relationship to nature, and the paintings’ historical and current role.
KENTARO KOBUKE www.kobuke.com
1998 Kuwasawa Design Institute 2009 Chelsea College of Art and Design MAFA Solo Exhibitions 2014 “Generation” Foil Gallery, Kyoto 2013 “Primal instincts” Identity Gallery, Hong Kong 2012 “Letters” Nakata Museum, Onomichi 2011 “Mokume” Daiwa Foundation, London 2009 “Zou-no-oto” I-MYU Projects, London 2008 “Kinopipinoki” Graf GM, Osaka 2008 “Names” AAA Gallery, Paris 2007 “Names” Prinz, Kyoto 2006 “Layer” Do Art Gallery, Seoul 2005 “Green” Caminetto, Tokyo 2004 “Parfait” SCAI The Bathhouse, Tokyo 2004 “Drawing Show” UPLINK Gallery, Tokyo 2003 “Woman” Hiromi Yoshii + Gallery Koyanagi Viewing Room, Tokyo 2002 “Start” Little More Gallery, Tokyo 2002 “Home” Sign Gallery, Tokyo 2002 “Visions Tokyoites” Galerie St Père, Pari
Rawan Al Adwan is a visual artist, ceramicist and painter from Jordan, established in London since 2000. Cultural heritage, the environment and her Bedouin roots were the sources of inspiration for her work. Nature and the UK country side influenced her latest abstract paintings which became more expressionistic. The use of a Golden hue is prevalent in most of her works reflecting the ever present sun shine in her subconscious. She has a degree in Fine Arts and has worked for the Queen Alia foundation, Jordanian Prime Ministry, National and Political Museum of Jordan and established her very own Gallery 13 in Jordan. She is also a member of the Jordanian Artist Union, Richmond Art Society and The house of Lebanon in California. She held four solo exhibitions in Jordan and participated in various group exhibitions in London, the USA, Dubai, Kuwait, Austria and Italy. Rawan has also appeared on the cover of Magazines in Dubai and Jordan. Collectors of her work include the Jordanian Ministry of Culture, Amman municipality, and the Kuwait National Museum. Rawan also writes for The wall street International Magazine about arts and culture.
Christina Mitrentse www.christinamitrentse.com is an multidisciplinary artist established in London, a freelance curator and educator who runs C.Mprojects. She is known for constructing provocative narratives and poetic ensembles of idiosyncratic institutions through manifold processes of vintage book-sculpture, drawing/collage, screen-printing, and productions of site-specific installations i.e ‘Add To My Library’ & METALIBRARY a major on-going international project and traveling exhibition in Europe and UK. She has exhibited extensively in solo and group shows in galleries, museums and public spaces including Liverpool Biennial UK, XV Biennale de Mediterranean Thess/niki-Rome, ICA London, NDSM-werf Amsterdam, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, State Museum of Contemporary Art & CACT Greece, Nadine Feront Gallery Brussels,, London Art Fair, Royal Academy, The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Mitte Barcelona, The Centre for the Book Arts NY and Brussels Art Fair. Mitrentse artworks have been acquired by private & public collections including Fine Art Society London, The Swedenborg Society, Greenwich Council, The Women’s Arts Library Special Collections, Bank Street Arts Centre, Sill Library Bath, Mol’s collection Holland, Tate Archive, Penguin Collectors Society, Zabludowicz collection, Griechische Kultustiftung Berlin, Marriot Hotels USA, M. Altenman NY, National Library Bagdad, Benaki Museum and E.Venizelos Airport Athens, and Karathodoros collection.
Born in 1984 in Poland. In 2009 he awarded a History of Art degree from Jagiellonian University and in 2012 he awarded a Painting degree from Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. He is represented by gallery lokal_30 in Warsaw. His Works are part of Annette and Peter Noble Collection, and private collections in Deutschland, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, and USA. Mateusz Szczypiński uses paint and collage to face the eternal question what is art/painting today, and what are their limits in this mediums. He borrows from quotations and individual pieces that entered the pop culture vocabulary referencing the period preceding the postmodernism, where a piece of art enjoyed a specific standing, while an artist was approached as a genius or demiurge. He explores interrelations between the sacred and the profane; a copy and an original – what these mean in the contemporary culture where their borders are obliterated, with ever present reproduction, a copy of a copy, and the contact with an original is of second importance.