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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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    Self Portrait

    Andrew Gow



    • Medium: Oil paint on canvas
    • Size: 40cm (h) x 50cm (w)

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    Andrew Gow is an internationally recognised portrait painter with a fast growing reputation. Born in 1978 Andrew grew up in the UK and the eastern United States. He graduated cum laude with honours from Williams College, Massachusetts, in 2000 and spent the next four years studying painting in Florence and Paris. For the past 8 years he has been living and working primarily in London. He is principally a portrait painter but also paints landscapes, still lives and figurative work. He has also shown with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the New English Art Club. His work is in public and private collections across Europe and Northern America.