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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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    Charlie Ward


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    • Size: 20cm (h) x 20cm (w)

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    Charlie Warde graduated from Manchester University with a BA in History of Art. He went on to study at Charles Cecil Studios and Lamlibera Academia di Belle Arti. He then trained under Richard Serrin. On his return to England he continued his studies at the City and Guilds of London Art School and gained a distinction in his Fine Art MA. Charlie has won the Diana Brooks prize, V+A print of the month, Norman Ackroyd print making prize and GAM prize. His first artist in residency was at 2 Willow Road (former home of Erno Goldfinger, one the most influential figures in the British Modern Movement) and he is currently the Artist in Resident at the Goldfinger Factory, Trellick Tower.