Arts & Culture
Art Exhibition – Other Perspectives
- 6:00 pm
06 December 2019
J Brown Estate Agents | FREE
281 Portland Road
‘Other Perspectives’ is a new exhibition featuring the work of four London artists each with a unique way of seeing the people and places around them. The show is being hosted by J Brown estate agents in South Norwood, which will transform into an art gallery on 6th December for one month to showcase the work of realist painter, Martin Grover, mixed media artist, Helena Appio, photographer Sokari Higgwe and sculptor Estelle Grandidier.
Martin Grover is an accomplished and inventive painter and illustrator. Based in West Norwood, Martin is well-known locally for his diverse painting style and subjects including cityscapes and parks in Brixton, Dulwich and beyond as well as his ‘Procrastination’ series which reveal sharp observation and a wry sense of humour. An important facet of Martin’s work is his portraits of records, informed by a life-long love of music and of collecting old 45’s.
Helena Appio is a Nigerian born British artist with established roots in south London. She graduated from St Martin’s School of Art with a first-class degree in Fashion and Textiles. An award-winning filmmaker, textile designer, writer and educator, Helena has recently re-discovered her passion for painting and created a series of paintings for this exhibition called ‘The Wisdom of Angels’. The work combines imaginative portraits of women with the talismanic iconography of the traditional African indigo textile designs.
Sokari Higgwe is a self-taught photographer from east London. With a passion for architecture and design, his monochromatic images feature iconic buildings such as Lloyds, The Shard and Lombard Wharf in Battersea. His eye-catching low angles present these buildings outside of their usual context to create dynamic perspectives that offer a different take on the City’s most prominent landmarks.
Estelle Grandidier is a sculptor and a graduate of Camberwell School of Art. Born in France, Estelle has made south-east London her home. Her distinctive style and aesthetics are informed by Mogdiliani and African art. Her well-known sculptures of heads often carry her children’s traits. In this exhibition, she will be showing sculptures inspired by her trips to the British museum and her observation of people, reflecting the diversity of London.
The exhibition opens on 5th December and is open to the public from 6th December to 4th January 2020.
Image Credit: Mixed media, gouache and black ink on cloth by Helena Appio (c)