Cheshire’s Stacey Forsey exhibiting at The FLUX Exhibition – March 14th to 17th

Discover the big names of tomorrow at FLUX Exhibition 14th – 17th March 2019

FLUX Exhibition is London’s leading exhibition 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.

Stacey Forsey - 'Untitled' Stacey Forsey – ‘Untitled’

On display at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London, and curated by Lisa Gray the founder of FLUX, this much anticipated edition brings over 100 artists to the fore. Gray has hand selected the very best emerging and established artists for a four-day event.

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 show 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 accolade and fame.

Bridget Adams - 'Harvest' Bridget Adams – ‘Harvest’

The exhibition will also be featuring the unique, mini-masterpieces where smaller artworks by FLUX artists can be purchased for £300 or less. A great way for a new collector to invest in art at a fraction of the price of artists’ normal sized works.

To celebrate this ambitious edition of FLUX Exhibition  a Limited Edition artwork by Marcus Jake worth over £250 will be given to anyone who purchases artwork.

Stacey Forsey - 'Menagerie' Stacey Forsey – ‘Menagerie’

Guest Artist: Stacey Forsey

Forsey, widely known for her participation in The Real Housewives of Cheshire, has painted throughout most of her life.

Though she studied art, her love of drawing and illustration began at a much younger age when she would sit and draw with her grandad. Inspired by an eclectic mix of hedonistic Hacienda days of the 90’s and drawing on influences of travelling and living abroad for several years to that of a Manchester working-class upbringing, Forsey has a wealth of experience which influences her paintings.

The warmth in her artworks is a direct response to the cultures she has experienced on her travels, as is her love of colour. Forsey also takes influences from the world of fashion and is an avid collector of fashion magazines.

In her latest series of work she adds collage to the paintings, referencing her empowerment as an artist and the diverse world she lives in: “I am led by colour. I have led a colourful life and this is reflected in my artwork style. I start with a strong base colour and build on this by adding anything important to the piece – from postage stamps to inspirational quotes, pictures of iconic people to body parts.

Stacey Forsey - 'Let Go' Stacey Forsey – ‘Let Go’

But most of all, it is all about colour.  Each piece I create is different and is defined by how I am feeling at that particular moment. I have to be in the moment to be able to create, it is never forced. I would like my work to inspire positivity. I always feel as though I have an inner peace when I’ve finished a painting, though I am never satisfied until I have added a collaged finishing touch.”

Location National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 4HT

Tube– Sloane Square is a 10-minute walk away.

Train– Victoria is a 20-minute walk away.

Bus– 170 stops outside the Museum

Opening Hours

14th March 18.30 – 21.30 Private View (ticketed)

15th March 10.00 – 19.00

16th March 11.00 – 17.00

17th March 11.00 – 15.00

For more information please visithttp://www.fluxexhibition.com/

For private view tickets please emaillisa@fluxexhibition.com

Artists Include:

Charles Salvador formerly known as Charles Bronson

To help highlight art as therapy we will be exhibiting 12 artworks, arguably his best work to date by Charles Bronson now known as Charles Arthur Salvador (in respect of his favourite artist Salvador Dali).   Salvador is one of the highest-profile inmates in Britain and has been featured in books, interviews, and studies in prison reform and treatment.

Salvador has spent 44 years in prison, nearly 40 years of which were in solitary confinement. During this time, he has had 22 books published, won 5 Koestler Trust awards for his art and poetry and raised over half a million for charity.  He believes art has helped him become a better person and he depicts his struggles, experiences of daily life in prison, the violence, the inhumanity, the brutality, the madness and creativity of a complicated mind.

FLUX Exhibition does not condone criminality but we do believe that young offenders can be helped and break the cycle of re-offending. Salvador  himself has used his art to help rehabilitate himself. We want to use art to reform, to heal and to help. Helping young offenders has become increasingly important to Salvador, he wants to use his experience to prevent others following the same path.  His art has helped so many people with proceeds of many sales donated to the charities he supports such as young offenders and the Pilgrim Bandits who help soldiers who have been injured in combat.

CAIA MATHESON

Caia Matheson is an award-winning contemporary oil painter based in Brighton, UK. She was born in Johannesburg and educated in Tokyo and London. Matheson has exhibited widely in the UK as well as internationally and has been shortlisted for numerous awards, including winning Brighton Artist of the Year in 2004. Matheson painted Europe’s first Rainbow Pedestrian Crossing Brighton in 2014, and in 2013 her work was selected by author Neil Gaiman for the book A Calendar of Tales. Matheson is inspired by wabi sabi, or the beauty of imperfection. For Matheson, painting is a very physical process. She loves to mix paint mediums and experiment with the effects. This, for her, can be the most exciting part of the creative process. Her mediums are oils – tubes of oil paint, oil bars, oil pastels and mixtures of oil paints and dyes. She enjoys the texture consistency and smell of them. Matheson paints with her hands and washing-up sponges onto canvases laid flat on the floor, building and scratching off layers of oil paint to create a world within worlds. The layers are designed in a way to expose different subjects of the composition. These subjects are buried in the dark and light spaces and come out and disappear as the light changes presenting different aspects depending on shifting light conditions and mood.

BRIDGET ADAMS

Bridget Adams (www,wisepeopleart.com) exudes the awe inspiring potential of Human Nature, parallel to its misshapen selfness.
She highlights the remarkable and impulsive, descending behavior of humanity with its shortfall in capacity for social progress. She reflects on contemporary, topical social and political sensibilities.
Born 1968 and raised near Leeds she currently living in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire.

Influenced by an eclectic mix of the Russian Palekh School of Art with its story telling, detail and colour, the ornate14th century Italian religious art and altarpieces, and the rigidity and composition of the Tudor Dynasty Art.

Bridget’s practice involves an innovative fusion of digital and hand processes, including drawing, digital collage and embellishment using Karisma pencils and ink pen. This combined approach gives opportunity for precise sharp definition working alongside the human capacity for imperfections and naivety.

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