GALLERY OPENING WEEKEND – NORTHCOTE ROAD
Maze Gallery will be opening it’s doors on Northcote Road and welcomes you to come and enjoy our insatiable portfolio of exciting, talented artists on our opening weekend between Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May. Book a limited place to come and enjoy these artworks in a pressure free environment along with a glass of champagne.
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Date: 5 MAY – 6 MAY
Location: 184 Northcote Road, SW11 6RE
DIASPORA – RIMON GUIMARÃES
Maze Gallery presents the first major London exhibition by Rimon Guimarães, the exciting Brazilian artist whose colourful murals have made him one of the most talked about new talents on the urban art scene. This exhibition follows a project in Syria and Lebanon earlier this year which aimed to give support to Syrian refugees in the shape of street art. Following this, Rimon was invited to New York City where he was commissioned to paint a mural in Queens, NY.
Along with this body of work which will include two dozen canvases, Rimon will create a mural in Shoreditch, the heart of the London street art scene to bring colour to London.
Anthropology and African art play a major role in Guimarães’ work and much of this collection explores the theme of the African diaspora reflecting the cultural mix around the world. Many of these artworks on display will go on to translate as ideas for large scale street art and murals around the world – further enhancing the idea of this global cultural mix that we see in this work.
Guimarães’ work recalls that of the Brazilian Naïve art scene of the late 1940’s. Full of colour, music and movement, Guimarães attempts to create a dreamlike state whereby the individual loses themselves to forget their daily monotony.
Date: 18 SEPTEMBER – 24 SEPTEMBER 2017
Private view: 21 September
Location: 93 Piccadilly, W1J 7NQ
MUSES – RAFAL ZAWISTOWSKI
It gives us great pleasure to present MUSES by Rafal Zawistowski for the inaugural exhibition of Maze Gallery.
Zawistowski first gained serious recognition in 2011 for his figurative work when future patron and pre-eminent art collector Charles Saatchi first saw his work. A year later at his debut London solo exhibition entitled ‘Halo’, Charles Saatchi bought the entire ‘Pope’ series outright prior to the exhibition’s private view.
MUSES is Zawistowski’s follow-up solo exhibition with an exciting new body of work displaying the artist’s growing maturity, confidence and evolution.
In this collection entitled ‘Muses’, Zawistowski was fascinated by the idea of capturing the essence of a person within a picture, forever making a permanent representation of them. Based on well known muses and subjects from the Renaissance, Baroque and Art nouveau periods, Zawistowski embarks on a journey to take on the old masters, pitting himself up against the likes of Da Vinci, Titian, Vermeer, Caravaggio and Klimt amongst others. His admiration of the old masters does not end with their art; he also admires their hands on approach to their work. Making their materials from scratch and in following this traditional practice, Zawistowski prepares and uses much of the same materials.
In MUSES Zawistowski attempts to flip the original image on its head by transforming what began a beautiful image into something that has been reworked and molded into something both beautiful and distorted at the same time. By challenging the human condition of aesthetic beauty, Zawistowski aims to explore the modern day notion of this.
The thrilling tension between aesthetic beauty and chaos in Rafal Zawistowski’s work finds us walking a tight rope of love and hate. It is this dichotomy that places Rafal amongst our most exciting young artists.
Date: 18 MAY – 21 MAY 2017
Location: 93 Piccadilly, W1J 7NQ