Fine Art and Photography at Kensington & Chelsea College perfectly binds modern and contemporary themes in an innovative and stimulating way.
Lead by tutors, students and alumni from Kensington and Chelsea College, the much-anticipated Fine Art and Photography exhibition ’Jupiter’ showcased at the College in December. It displayed a wide variety of artwork consisting of sculptures, paintings and photographs, where every artist inspired in their own way.
Students on Fine art courses are encouraged to be independent, experimental, open up without boundaries and are given opportunities to move forward in life and education, in which their tutors are agents that help them to do so.
“It was wonderful to see this inspirational show of work by our Fine Art and Photography staff,’ said Matthew Kolakowski, Curriculum Manager for Fine Art and Photography. ‘It demonstrates a profound commitment to maintaining their standing as exemplars of professional practice.’
Ali Yanya, one of the tutors and exhibiting artists, showcased three observational paintings at the exhibition. Inspiration for his pieces came from witnessing the practices of ordinary life and interpreting its deeper meaning.
His piece titled ‘Traders’ takes a scene from a market of a group of men, with one in particular holding a magnifying class. He interpreted it as the financial market, and the man holding the magnifying glass as a metaphor for people who control the whole process.
Another of Ali’s paintings called ‘White Paper’ was formed from a concept, referring to the power of white paper as it relates to information and technology which can usually be seen on white paper and the power that it has over individuals and society as a whole.
Some of the artists also used unique and luxury materials to create their art. Stuart Denyer created his paintings on handmade paper, made in India and imported from Pakistan after being dried in the sun. After the success of the exhibition, there are plans to run it again in March 18th – 21st 2019.
21 Artists showcased at the Jupiter exhibition: Sue Andreae, Jane Eyton, Justin Hibbs, Sara Knowland, Angela Mackay, Greg Rook, Rachel Wilson, Bernadette Yates, Stuart Denyer, Gillian Fielden, Claire Hynds, Matthew Kolakowski, Martin Masterson, Elspeth Ross, Erika Winstone, Manon Droz, Paul Gildea, Rishi Jogoo, Daniela Rizzi, Niki Sianni, Ali Yanya.