Off the Wall: Sculpture and Ceramic Artists at NewAF2016
We're delighted to be exhibiting some amazing sculpture and ceramic artists this year at the Summer Exhibition 2016.
It might seem that art fairs are the place to buy two dimensional artwork only but in fact sculptures and ceramics have sold very well at our fairs primarily because of the quality and price point for which these stunning works can be bought. We think this year will be even better with so much on offer.
Below is a small preview highlighting some of our talented 3D artists who will be exhibiting their amazing artwork at our fair.
Creating miniature worlds inside unexpected objects inspired by the Victorian trend of terrariums, Isobel is one to watch for the future. She will be exhibiting a new series for the first time at our fair.
'My recent work documents the journey of the refugees from Syria. There are a total of 10 jars completing the scene, each one captures a snapshot of the long journey they need to undergo to reach a safer place. This work is currently in progress and will be first displayed at the New Artist Fair...' -Isobel Cortese
Mysterious, sensual, and evocative, Gary Scott's sculptures have been widely exhibited throughout the UK and won several awards. He is represented by two London galleries, and we are thrilled to have him exhibit with us for the first time.
“Gary Scott’s sculptures range from figuration to abstraction, referencing and evoking nature and the body in challenging ways... Simultaneously witty, sexy, playful and macabre, Scott’s sculptures reach, wilt, twist and tear themselves into being. References from literature, music and art history are embraced, channelled and wilfully distorted to create works that reflect desire, conflict and our ability to connect with the world”.
Celebrating the world of sport, Mandy Long's sculptures embody the passion and energy within the athletic industry through striking raku fired ceramic sculptures. Among others, her pieces have been collected by Leeds City Council and she works closely with the Leeds Rhinos and Leeds-based company Phoenix Dance.
'Both my sons were keen young footballers, and still are, and it is really through them that my love of 'the beautiful game' came to the fore. The passion and energy, the athletic grace and wide spectrum of emotions provided the inspiration for my sculptures.- -Mandy Long
Peter Norris began his working life as a Precision Engineer and later graduated to Industrial Designer which helped give him the love of producing beautifully designed and finely finished work. He has regularly been a top seller at all of our past fairs, and this year he will be exhibiting a new raku-fired series of work along with his ceramic masterpieces.
'After much experimentation with form and decoration to strive for the results he now achieves, his present working method is that he only works when he feels good about creating and this shines through with the high level of work which is produced.'
We are thrilled to have Peter Dunne exhibit with us after being given the all clear from his battle with cancer. Look out for his installation 'Clamp Down' at this year's Summer Exhibition which will also be for sale.
'My work has a strong social comment and this is the first piece I have created since I recently got the all clear from cancer, so for me it has a very deep resonance.The NHS is a treasure and it should not be sold off and dismantled.' -Peter Dune
From mosaics to sculpted shark tales, Nettie Firman's gems of 3D work are as diverse as they are highly collectible and we look forward to seeing what she has created for our fair this year.
'Art for me represents various mediums - mosaic, sculpture and painting. I like to make the most of colour in all my work and enjoy getting inspiration which comes by way of a range of subjects from technology through to the beautiful forms of the fruits of nature.