The Albemarle Relaunch at Pontone Gallery

For twenty years The Albemarle Gallery, founded and directed by Tony Pontone, represented an international stable of painters and sculptors in Mayfair, becoming synonymous with the very best contemporary and figurative art. This February, it begins anew the a fresh programme of contemporary shows in it’s new home in Chelsea.

The first exhibition presents a cross-section of artists, in the original Albemarle spirit, among whom are winners of some of the UK’s most coveted prizes. The works showcase heightened reality, and provide delight to the eye and stimulation to the mind.

Enjoy meticulously realised portraits by Miriam Escofer, emotionally powerful vast charcoal portraits by Caroline Burraway, bronze sculptures by Sukhi Barber and more.

More information on The Albemarle relaunch can be found here.

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Jamil Naqsh Exhibition

Visit the Pontone Gallery’s latest exhibition this summer featuring a series of works by Jamil Naqsh, the best known contemporary artist from Pakistan.

The paintings employ modern motifs that have been long identified with Naqsh’s work, however, he uses them in ways, that to a European audience, seem even more closely attuned than formerly to aspects of the European classical tradition. His work reflects the culture of Pakistan as well as the role of the Indian Subcontinet, both Muslim and non-Muslim and are tranquil paintings which are certain on the story they want to share.

More information can be found here.

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Rado Kirov: The Mercury Effect

From 18 May – 17 June, Rado Kirov will be showing his collection entitled the ‘Mercury Effect’ at the Pontone Gallery.

Rado Kirov is a Bulgarian artist who had developed a burgeoning interest in  sculpture which saw him  using his coppersmith talents to grow and extent his practice. In 2012, he perfected a technique to manipulate sheets of stainless steel by hand. This exhibition will demonstrate is talents and the impact that sculpture can have.

Using the inherent physical properties of the metal, he creates a striking 3D surface that dynamically mirrors its surroundings. Pieces look like quicksilver caught in flow – and so evolved the ‘mercury effect’.

The sculptures consist of wall-mounted reliefs and free standing sculptures – all fabricated from stainless steel with highly polished surfaces. Some are geometric, some explicitly furniture life and others are beads or droplets of formless matter. His latest development on show are reliefs which reference the sensuous surfaces of the human body. Each piece suggests something is forever moving and unstable with a material that is hard and fixed.

 

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