Following the closure of Londonewcastles original project space in Shoreditch, after a successful eight years, the new and more intimate Gallery 46 has opened in Summer 2016.
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46 Ashfield Street, London, E1 2AJ
Gallery 46 in Whitechapel is our new sister gallery to be used as Londonewcastle Project Space. The new space, established through the partnership of Martin J Tickner and Sean McLusky and Fruitmachine founders, Martin Bell & Wai Hung Young breaks fresh ground for the open-source, non-conformist curatorial approach Tickner and McLusky employed at their (rightly) notorious MEN Gallery, in Shoreditch.Housed in a pair of newly renovated Georgian houses in the grounds of Whitechapel Hospital, GALLERY 46 is set over 3 floors and 8 rooms and is a kaleidoscopic addition to Whitechapel’s burgeoning gallery scene and close by its artistic...→
Our Street Art Programme is about turning over large canvases on buildings under our control – during planning and development – to artists, from the internationally renowned to the completely unknown. If you’d like Londonewcastle to showcase your work, contact us...→
Andy Seize is an artist who has always had an awareness of the ‘bigger picture’, preferring to define his own creative direction rather than place himself within any particular art movement. The variety of his output stems from a diverserange of influences that include his own life experiences, together with a passion for abstract expressionism, pop art, graffiti, cartoons, chromeand custom cars. His latest work, with it’s bold use of neon and sometimes high-key colours, brings out the escapist in us all and immerses us in a super-charged, tropical and almost dream-like paradise. However it's 'how' he joins up all of these populist elements into an extraordinary and condensed visual language that provides the power behind his latest work, which will literally make your eyeballs pop!
Seize has been involved in community art projects for many years and often on street-based projects designed to enhance the visual environment,but he is currently stepping sideways to explore and develop his own personal ideas.
The media that Seize deploys in his art include traditional acrylic, aerosol, oil paint and digital methodologies. His work switches effortlessly between traditional wall pieces, into sculptural pieces at large scale that parody the popular ingredients that define 21st century culture such as neon signs, hot rod cars, underground trains, superheroes, fashion accessories and brands – all of which are more or less embedded into our collective unconscious. These visual elements have often been used to define the visual landscape in contemporary films and computer games, but in Seize's art these icons have been captured, remixed and are located at center stage, in wild and unexpected compilations. Seize likes to play with these icons, by overlapping, duplicating and sometimes layering them in his compositions.
In his forthcoming show at the Londonewcastle Project Space. Seize will be exhibiting an impressive body of work that will showcase the ideas that form his personal vision of a‘multi-media art world’ and we are promised:
* two car models
* real Tube windows
* painted canvases + prints that will feature super heroes, hot rods, letter shapes, palm trees and butterflies
We live in a period when many artists often take themselves and their art so very seriously but Seize's work will depict a larger than life reality in a totally entertaining and self-ironic way. Seize's sense of humor will no doubt drive the work on display but it's sheer creativity and artistic precision are set to define it's authority.