Anup Mathew Thomas
Works in progress by visiting artists Hamra Abbas, Krishna Luchoomun and Anup Mathew Thomas. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and catch a glimpse of their ongoing projects and ideas in development.
Hamra Abbas, Krishna Luchoomun and Anup Mathew Thomas
Gasworks International Residency Programme presents an Open Studio of works in progress by visiting artists Hamra Abbas, Krishna Luchoomun and Anup Mathew Thomas. This is an opportunity to meet the artists and catch a glimpse of their ongoing projects and ideas in development. Refreshments will be served at the preview.
Hamra Abbas takes a playful approach towards traditional stories and iconography, appropriating imagery from a range of cultural sources, transforming them across media into works with humour and renewed contemporary relevance. Through special access to the V&A's collection of Mughal miniature paintings, Abbas has made a series of contemporary recreations in photography and animation, featuring London park-goers. This event is sponsored by and part of the Festival of Muslim Cultures. For more information on this UK-wide Festival please click here. It is organised in conjunction with Green Cardamom. With thanks to the Ministry of Culture, Pakistan, and Albion Gallery for their support.
Through paintings and site-specific installations, Krishna Luchoomun reconstructs and redefines familiar images and spaces found in nature and popular culture. In London Luchoomun has been working experimentally in painting and collage in response to the recurrence of the colour red in London's tourist landscape. Luchoomun is coordinator and founder of pArtage, an independent art organisation in Mauritius, part of Triangle Arts Trust. His residency is supported by Air Mauritius. Anup Mathew Thomas' photography draws on various genres including photojournalism, documentary and fashion, in order to present a diverse set of approaches to the human subject. One project developed during his residency is the continuation of New Friends, in which he asks the subjects of his portraiture to share in the art direction and styling of the shoot. Thomas' residency is supported by the Charles Wallace India Trust.
Preview: Thurs 21 Sept, 6-8pm
Open: 22 ; 24 Sept, 12-6pm
155 Vauxhall Street - London
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 12-6pm.
Admission is free.
Gasworks' exhibition space and Krishna Luchoomun's studio have full wheelchair access. We regret the other studios are accesible only by stairs.