Our inaugural exhibition, ‘Relationship – Recognition – Realisation’, will run 30th September - 17th November. We will be open to the public from 10am daily.
The exhibition will feature beachscape inspired copper and brass sheet multi-media, oil and ceramic works of renowned artists Julie Oldfield, Tess Gartland-Jones, and Roz Fletcher.
The works reflect each artist’s individual ‘relationship’ with beach and seascapes, and their deep ‘recognition’ of changing weather and light conditions. Although the themes and composition of their work are common, the techniques and methods by which they are ‘realised’ are very different.
‘The Beach’ Gallery is holding its’ latest exhibition ‘Transitions’ commencing with a Private View at 6:30pm Thursday 24 November 2023, and will be open to the public from 10:00am Friday 25 November until Friday 26 January 2024.
The exhibition will explore the juxtaposition between the literal and abstract ocean inspired works of Twickenham based artist, Sophie Coe, and Italian sculptor and print maker, Livia Spinolo MRSS.
The works reflecting ‘Transitions’ of the literal to abstract turbulent beauty of the oceans of our blue planet, the life they support, and artifacts found within them.
The exhibition also serves as a counter point to the ‘Transitions’ that ‘The Beach’ is going through to create a valued public exhibition, recreational café and creative space for local communities.
Sophie was born in the UK. She studied fine art and architecture and worked as an architect in the UK, Asia and Australia, before settling in London in 2009. Fine art was always a passion which over the years grew to take over as a full-time occupation.
Sophie works with charcoal, paint and various printmaking techniques to create images inspired by nature. The freedom in Sophie’s mark making gives immediacy and energy to her work, which itself exudes the simple calmness and beauty of the environments that inspire it.
Sophie’s work is inspired by her creative enquires: How to express the rain? Or the wind as it blows sand along a sea drenched beach, or as it makes botanical shadows dance on a wall? How to express the movement of a wave or the still timeless eternity of a mountain? Sophie finds inspiration everywhere.
Sophie’s art sells worldwide for both private collections and commercial interiors, and was included in the 2023 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Sophie lives and works in Twickenham.
Instagram & Facebook: @sophiecoeartist
Livia was born in Milan, studied geology and has worked in the global energy sector and teaching applied arts. Her experience as a silversmith provides the foundation for her craftsmanship. Livia recently graduated with honors in fine art in London where she now lives.
Livia’s work questions the imaginary orders rooted in the collective imagination. Exploring the precariousness of systems that do not function because they have lost their meaning, and the realisation that nothing is solid and all is transitional. Her practice engages with transformations and contradictions that exist and transform within time and space, and that perceive stability is an illusion.
Livia’s art ranges from drawing and print to sculpture and site specific installation, engaging with sensory experience. Creating a different version of reality, exploring visual illusion and investigating the form and space that communicates beyond the visible. Aiming to shift implied perceptions by deconstructing the state of structures and everyday objects, thereby challenging the viewers’ sense of an orderly world.
Livia became a Member of the Royal Society of Sculptors in 2023, exhibits regularly and has her work in private collections nationally and internationally in Europe and the USA. Livia has also recently completed a number of public works commissions in the UK.
Instagram: @liviaspinolo.art / Facebook: @liviaspinolo.artist
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