This autumn FLUX Exhibition will present a twenty-four-day event showcasing the work of 50 contemporary artists. FLUX Exhibition is London’s leading event to discover the most talented, dynamic painters, sculptors, and performance artists.
FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, inspirational art event. Held at The Design District – Greenwich Peninsula in London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, this much-anticipated edition brings 50 artists to the fore. Gray has selected the very best emerging and established artists for a twenty-four-day event.
The FLUX opening party comes alive with musical guests, performance art, and site-specific installations which complement the work and bring a new experimental approach to the exhibition.
The exhibition represents an opportunity to gain access to a vast and diverse group of gifted artists, on the path to being the big names of tomorrow, showcasing international talent in a collaborative, inclusive show. FLUX celebrates artists on the precipice of wider accolades and fame.
All guests who make a purchase will receive a Limited-Edition artwork by artist Marcus Jake worth £250.
Drag legends Anna Phylactic and Liquorice Black from Drag SOS will be hosts at the private view on the 4th November.
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Anna Pogudz is a Polish born artist, working in London and the South of France. She is a figurative painter focusing on contemporary beauty concepts popularised and polarised amongst women and influencers. Her inspirations are strongly connected with the fashion world, a field she was very familiar with as she had been working in the industry before studying art. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw with a BA in Fashion Design and at the Wimbledon College of Arts with an MA in Painting. More recently she completed the Turps Banana Painting off site programme in London. Her works have been exhibited in exhibitions in the UK, Poland, Hungary, Sweden and Germany.
Flora Borsi is a young fine art photographer from Hungary. She uses exquisite photo manipulation to create surreal images that are thematically focused on identity, relationships, emotions and dreams. Her immaculate technique and subtle conceptual ideas create beautiful evocations of universal emotions, from lust and desire to despair and loss. Borsi at once captures the complex strength and fragility of the human psyche. She expertly visualises dark fantasies and atmospheric dreams, utilising the uncanny and clever metaphor, while unlocking what it means to think, feel, dream and express in the urban world. Her work often features the female body, and she plays with hiding and revealing the eyes or face to leave only the feminine form, exploring questions of female representation and the relationship between body and self. Borsi has exhibited internationally with solo exhibitions in Europe and the USA and has most notably taken part in the Continental Shift group exhibition at Saatchi Gallery. She has also exhibited at the Louvre, France.
Marcus Jake is a full-time abstract and mixed-media artist born in the UK. He is currently making his home in Victoria, BC, Canada. Jake was educated in Bristol, UK, where he studied and received his BA (Hons) Degree in Fine Art and Certificate in Higher Education in Photography.
What initially appear to be two very separate and distinct bodies of work (abstract painting and mixed-media photography) are in fact profoundly connected and interlinked, both inspiring people to connect with that part of themselves that makes them feel truly alive and magnetically present. It is art that celebrates bravery and courage, the path we walk to get to where we are, portraying our beautiful individuality, deep connected humanity and energetic bond to life. Immeasurably entwined into the narrative is our human connection, our connection to all other life and our expansive connection to the planet we live on.
Jake has exhibited internationally including in London, Brighton, Bristol, Glasgow, Barcelona, Rome, Paris, Vancouver, BC, Victoria, BC, receiving several awards along the way.
Sculptor Kate Viner has been commissioned to create a number of large public artworks. Anthony Caro’s heavy metal constructionism was the backdrop of Viner’s 80’s art school experience at Winchester, as a result she spent years honing her skills welding and forging steel.
However, her formal art education started much earlier, aged 15 she began training under Patricia Austin to sculpt the figure directly from life in clay. Consequently, she is comfortable in a diverse range of materials and techniques and works both abstractly and figuratively.
Underlying themes that motivate Viner’s work are the delicate balances between conflict, religion, sexuality, respect and sacrifice. Her practice explores human evolution. She is interested in shifting attitudes towards female sexuality and the paradox of femininity. Her nudes are intimate, yet not voyeuristic or sexualised. Her work often returns to the themes of religion, women, war and their relationship. The material and technique she selects are dictated by the subject matter the art work demands.
Working collaboratively with teams and Outreach projects within communities is an important part of the process that she relishes, as her interest in the human narrative has always been her driving force.
British artist Teresa Wells creates figurative bronze sculptures that celebrate the dynamism, resilience and the emotive capacity of the human body. Whether portraying figures in movement, dancing nudes or contemplative portraits, Wells has a knack for capturing human likeness in her art. Some of Wells’ sculptures are life-size, whilst others are made smaller or bigger, reflecting either the intimacy or impact of each piece. Wells‘ art is inspired by the question of how humans behave, with a particular focus on the endurance and strength of the human body.
Bronze is integral to Wells’ practice, not only because of its smooth and refined surface texture, but predominantly because of its extremely high tensile strength. The durability and ductility of bronze allow Wells to experiment with composition and arrangement, resulting in dynamic poses and energetic subjects. Wells uses the lost wax process to create her sculptures, and she often places her sculptures high up on plinths to enhance the sense of movement.
Sam Haynes is a mid-career visual artist based in London, interested in physicality and materiality of forms, creating abstract assemblages and installations, strongly influenced by her inclusive engagement practice.
As an artist that initially felt isolated and uncomfortably distanced from everyday life working within a studio, Haynes started her practice over twenty-five years ago creating site-specific public art installations, engaging local communities with the belief that art has the power to bridge divides within society. Her creative process is still all about making connections, both as an artist facilitator, as well as a collaborator and sculptor. Accessibility lies at the heart of her work, incorporating found objects and materials, using low-tech methods of construction to create abstract assemblages that reference domestic and architectural space.
These recent mixed media works, developed since lockdown 2020, combine a rhythmical, systematic design and geometric structure with softer, flexible elements that take shape more organically. Haynes is led primarily by an intuitive response to these contrasting or opposing materials, leading to often unexpected outcomes. These playful interactions, surprising and yet familiar, seek to create a sense of balance and tension, building dynamic connections between materials and the surrounding space, animated through the use of colour, light, and shadow. This recent work is presented in photographic form, printed directly onto aluminium, giving the lightest areas a shine as you move across the image.
Haynes has worked in arts facilitation for many years, engaging marginalised communities, working in partnership with disability and mental health charities. Her public sculptural installations include commissions for Amnesty International, Public Art Wales, and the deaf-blind charity, Sense. As well as leading Arts Council funded projects she has exhibited interactive sculpture at the Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, and collaborative, site-specific artwork at the Southbank’s Royal Festival Hall.
Having spent almost two decades in the corporate world, Ian Brennan decided to follow his lifelong dream of becoming an artist. In 2019 Brennan decided to devote his attention to painting full time. Having worked with interior designers and architects, his paintings have found homes from LA to several restaurants and homes in London. Brennan trained as a psychotherapist in his late twenties and brings the depth of the inward journey into his artwork. Brennan’s abstract landscapes are often his response to the elements and to nature. His close observation combines with intriguing surface texture and carefully balanced composition to create a unique representation of his own internal landscape. There is an open-ended narrative in Brennan’s paintings which allows the viewer to be suspended in a dreamlike reality. No defined answers are offered, only the encouragement to enter a world within the piece and explore it with your own sensibility. Brennan is becoming one of Europe’s most exciting emerging artists. His work is highly sought after. Brennan recently won an award at this year’s London Art Biennale.
Pedro Sousa Louro
A textural tangibility is immediately evident in Pedro Sousa Louro’s work. Earthy and material-focused, an unassuming beauty is found within the play between dark woods and a muddied palette. Furthermore, geometry plays a crucial role here, as clean white lines converse with blocks of muted colour. There is an almost archival, collage-like approach to the application of materials and hues, and it is as if Sousa Louro has assumed the role of archaeologist, unearthing layers of forgotten history. Educated at Chelsea College of Arts, Sousa Louro is one of the most talked-about LGBTQ artists at the moment.