PMM Art Projects congratulates British artist Dan Baldwin, whose incredible painting “CYCLONE” is featured on the sleeve of Scottish singer/songwriter Paolo Nutini’s debut single, SCREAM (from his soon to be released LP, CAUSTIC LOVE).
Baldwin’s predilection for challenging subject matter and oppositional forces which provoke and unsettle the viewer, plus his ability to manifest a reality entirely his own upon canvas with his extraordinary technique, have positioned Baldwin at the forefront of the new generation of artists in Britain (the Young British Art movement). Visionary Artistry Magazine has described Baldwin, as an “artist who uses a paintbrush to create his own reality,” who “invites us into his world of make believe and challenges our power of imagination.”
Baldwin has exhibited his paintings, prints and ceramics around the world, including critically lauded solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Tokyo, San Francisco, and, most recently, in London. PMM Projects will be mounting a solo pop up exhibition of Baldwin’s new work in New York City in the fall of 2014 – details to come.
DAN BALDWIN IS PUBLISHED BY CCA GALLERIES AND MANAGED BY PAT MAGNARELLA MANAGEMENT-PMM ART PROJECTS.
7th March – 13th April 2014
Private View: 6th March 2014
11 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1HR
Lazarides is pleased to present Twenty-Four in London, a continuation of the critically acclaimed ‘Waiting’ series by American contemporary artist Brett Amory. Following his 2012 and 2013 exhibitions, Twenty-Four in San Francisco and Twenty-Four in New York, respectively, Amory’s first solo exhibition at Lazarides Rathbone will present twenty-four paintings of London’s most iconic locations, including The National Museum, Abbey Road and The Blind Beggar alongside multimedia installations in their flagship gallery on Rathbone Place.
Amory’s creative process to this particular series involved over a month of research and observation, taking in the length and breadth of the nation’s capital by bicycle and documenting over forty locations with more than fifty hours of video and hundreds of photos at each place. From Kensington and Wimbledon to Hackney and Brixton, each painting portrays a localised arena featuring a diverse demographic of the city dwellers including night clubbers, commuters, school children and traders all going about their daily routine. Each unique setting is quietly and calmly depicted through the artist’s distinctive painterly brushstrokes and scenic anticipation.
Harnessing the power of social media to obtain recommendations on potential locations, the artist selected sites not only for their historical relevance to this global mecca but moreover for the impact each site has on locals and ability to visually communicate a narrative about the vicinity and its inhabitants:
These shows are for the locals. I want to give the viewer an experience. By having painting, photography, video, installation and found object I hope the viewer walks away with something, the same way a great movie or book affects you. You take it home with you and chew on it for a few days or even weeks.
This body of work—simultaneously soothing and troubling to the viewer—offers visitors an intimate and thought-provoking snapshot of London through the eyes of one of California’s brightest young talents.
Lazarides Rathbone, 11 Rathbone Place, W1T 1HR + 44 (0) 207 636 5443
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 7pm, admission free, www.lazinc.com
For further press information or to request images for press please contact Julia or Charlotte at Purple:
Julia Huff | firstname.lastname@example.org | +44 (0) 20 7434 7082
Charlotte Sluter | email@example.com | +44 (0) 20 7434 7069
Growing up in a working-class London suburb beset by dull classes and endless winters, Dean Stockton often escaped into a dream vision of California fueled in equal measure by “Back to the Future” and the skateboard bible Thrasher magazine. “When I was 12 or 13,” he recalls, “I watched this guy in ‘Back to the Future’ holding onto the back of a car skateboarding down beautiful-looking streets in the sunshine and I was like: ‘That’s where I need to be!’”