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Atelier | The Art of Representation

Atelier | The Art of Representation

Group Show

1st - 4th December 2015

Private View Mon 30th November | 6–9pm
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1 Map >

More than 25 artists, all trained in the atelier style and handpicked for their creativity and vision will unveil their work at this exhibition, which will showcase how these traditional skills are relevant today.

This free exhibition will feature painters and sculptors from around the world who graduated from Ateliers and specialist workshops where they focused intensively on the technical art of representation.

The exhibition will include computer arts, pop art, sculpture, conceptual work, architecture, and photography along with painting and drawing.

In the Atelier style, mastery of the grammar of drawing is highly valued. The development of this level of skill demands from its practitioners an intensity of focus, dedication and patience. Even in today's high-speed world these qualities remain highly relevant, as demonstrated by the diversity of media used in the Exhibition.

James Napier, the Director of LARA and who conceived the exhibition, comments: “Ateliers focus on understanding how to truly observe from life and this exhibition fully illustrates what an artist can do once they have learned those skills. There is an impressive body of work within a range of forms as a result of the artists having spent serious study and time in mastering their art”.

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  • Portrait of Jim Penfold - Jamie Coreth

    Portrait of Jim Penfold

    Jamie Coreth



    • Medium: Oil paint on canvas
    • Size: 148cm (h) x 125cm (w)
    • Description: Framed

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    Jamie Coreth was born in London in 1989 and brought up in Dorset and Wiltshire.  In 2010 he graduated from Keble College, Oxford with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Anthropology. His academic studies focused in particular on his interest in human evolution and the development of pre-historic art. Jamie trained formally in fine art for 3 and a half years, at the Florence Academy of Art, the Charles Cecil studios and LARA. He also worked as the Art History lecturer and assistant instructor at the Florence Academy. In 2015 his work was featured in an exhibition at the Fine Arts Commission, 34 Duke Street, London.   He is currently based in the UK.