Platform 10 Press Release

Platform for Emerging Arts #10 | 13 – 23 April 2016

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 Leyden Gallery's forthcoming exhibition Platform for Emerging Arts #10 is a mixed media show of diverse artists in one of East London's most vibrant art spaces. The exhibition promises a varied and powerful display from eight talented emerging artists.

 Responding to a call-out for emerging art, each of the eight artists has been selected for their promise and skill by curators Adriana Cerne & Lindsay Moran. Leyden Gallery has shown its astute judgment in recognising emerging talent, as their perception in the past has produced artists who have gone on to both critical acclaim and commercial success.

 With the development of each of Leyden Gallery’s Platform shows there is a fabulous opportunity for the public to both see and buy art from emerging artists at a critical early stage of their careers.


Participating artists

 Ben Gooding

Central to the concerns of Gooding’s work is the idea that great complexity is derived from great simplicity. He is interested in how structure is derived from an underpinning system that might be based on a very simple set of parameters, but which result in highly dense and intricate compositions.

 Gerard McGregor

McGregor’s work relates to the effects of light, colour and memory. He is intrigued by how the increasing use of technology affects our way of thinking and the use of photography and video as a way of capturing everyday events. Gerard questions if we rely too much on the pictures we have taken as a prompt for our recollections rather than using our actual memory.

 Jasmine Stanford

Stanford explores the potential translations between 2D and 3D. Complementing the 2D forms that appear in her video art, she re-creates their 3D versions, which appear gooey in texture and vivid in colour. She invites the viewers to make their own interpretations of her created shapes.

 Koen Soberon

Soberon’s practice envisages and searches for earthly, dialectical and transcendental elements within human nature. He considers the dualistic nature of relations, black against white, hard against soft - everything appears to be put into perspective and is logically structured. He however, produces a creative platform where suggestion encounters interpretation. It is a dialogue between maker and viewer

 Nic Wassell

I Lost You and Found Another involves the deconstruction and layering of transparencies and backing from expired Polaroid stock to the finding/creation of surreal landscapes and figures that appear as a result of the developing chemicals. As the original photographs are lost, they give birth to un-thought and unimagined images, evoking narratives across frames and becoming windows to hidden places.

 Rose Cleary

Cleary’s practice is fuelled by an interest in constructed realities, and how much of contemporary Western society can be considered “virtual”. She quantifies the materiality of the online identity and explores how the tokens of personal meaning are expelled into the virtual realm in order to project a persona.

 Teresa Wells

Inspired by what she refers to as ‘a moral upbringing’, Wells combines an ethical consciousness alongside an anthropological fascination with human behavior. Through the medium of sculpture and drawing Wells explores the tenuous yet bonded relationships between human society, religion, law, and kinship.

  Victoria Coster

In her series of collages, Coster develops an ongoing enquiry exploring how we construct our sense of self, how the subjective experience of location, object and other are seemingly inseparable from memory and language. Using collage from collected material the broken down fragments are reconstructed to create a new image, the process itself can be viewed as a reflection of the enquiry.