CHRIS & STEVE ROCKS who represent a unique phenomenon in the world of fine art. Twin brothers who were born only seven minutes apart, they have created an extraordinary artistic partnership, due to a closeness and understanding that is beyond the imagination of most of us. They have worked together throughout their lives, and each of their striking oils on canvas is a true collaboration both in terms of technique and approach - a united response from both artists. The stunning abstract images that these extraordinary brothers produce are inspired by the overwhelming power of nature. While exploring the effects of light on land, sky and water, they aim to capture a moment in time, a unique and therefore unrepeatable experience. Their intention is to make the viewer aware that in art, as in life, everything is constantly changing. The passion and intensity of each piece reflects both their individual artistic aims and their personal journey through life.
We work on every one of our paintings together. We find that our ideas inspire and of course influence one another and we talk over each piece as we work on the composition. Although we have few disagreements, we do learn from one another, and continually push ourselves and therefore inevitably our partnership towards ever increasing artistic challenges.
Also we are pleased to have back in the gallery work from JOHN MYATT. Brilliant artist Myatt, is now one of the countrys fastest selling artists. He went to Brixton prison for being involved in the biggest art fraud of the 20th century. He has an extraordinary ability to paint in the style of any of historys greatest artists. In prison they called me Picasso. Today Myatt paints on the right side of the law and his Legitimate Fakes command thousands of pounds and are collected by fans across the globe. Myatt has said of his forgeries, When I paint in the style of one of the greats Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh I am not simply creating a copy or pale imitation of the original. Just as an actor immerses himself into a character, I climb into the minds and lives of each artist. I adopt their techniques and search for the inspiration behind each great artists view of the world. Then, and only then, do I start to paint a Legitimate Fake. Myatts latest forgery of The Mona Lisa in the style of Leonardo Da Vinci is now available to pre-order, so get in touch if you would like this masterpiece hanging on your wall.
New to us is sculptor ED RUST. Ed Rust is a Yorkshire-based British sculptor who constructs spindle-like bronzes which give a whimsical slant to sporting and other outdoor pursuits. Eds primary concern is to represent animated rather than static figures, and he achieves this by exploring the ideas of proportion, stretching and manipulating parts of the sculpture into extreme positions until they seem to be mid movement. Despite their exaggerated lines and humorous attitudes, these quirky figures touch people by tapping into the shared experience of sprinting down the wing or being pulled almost off your feet by an overenthusiastic dog. He studied art at Batley Art College where he discovered new ideas and was influenced by some great artists. A huge admirer of 20th century sculptor Barbara Hepworth, her modernist works have greatly influenced Eds style.
The new designs from Matt Buckley at Edge sculptures have started to arrive, the new colourways are simply stunning, we are really impressed and hope you are too .
We would love you to join us on Sunday 26th November for the Warwick Street Traders Christmas Event, there will street entertainment and the switching on of the lights, fun for all!