Supermodel, artist and activist Eunice Olumide has launched this year’s Olumide Gallery which supports the charity, Fuel Action Poverty, at Clerkenwell London.
The Olumide Gallery is founded by artists for artists and features a selection of three multidisciplinary British artists, with each piece carefully curated to reflect current environmental issues.
British-born Max Patte has been living and working in New Zealand for the past decade, where he has been captivated by the constant turning of colour, light and the rising sea levels. His circular LED light installation entitled ‘Ultimate Miami’ is made from automotive paints on clear cast acrylic and reflects the colours and circular motion of the sea.
James Mylne’s original piece, ‘Red Rock @ Standing Cloud’, shows his technical abilities with the ballpoint pen, a medium which he is considered among the leaders. This piece was inspired by the determination of Red Cloud from the Sioux tribe based in Dakota and the Standing Rock protests that have been taking place in the USA.
On first glance, Ian Berry’s portrait of Eunice appears to be painted in an array of shades of blue but as you edge ever closer it becomes apparent that it is crafted from pre-loved denim. Berry is an expert in the use of denim, creating not only portraits but also landscapes as well as life-size installations such as his denim ‘News Stand‘ which reflects on the decline of print media in the digital age.
Lauren Baker is a British contemporary multidisciplinary artist, whose work explores the fragility of life, energy-fields, the after-life and other dimensions. Baker is exhibiting three pieces at the Olumide Gallery, including an eclipse based image with hand embellished diamond dust and two pieces word based pieces. Baker is also an ambassador for Save Wild Tigers and has raised over £50K for charity through her art.
Each piece is available for sale with proceeds going to Fuel Action Poverty, a grassroots campaign taking action against immense fuel pressures and working towards an affordable, sustainable and democratic energy system.
The exhibition is at Clerkenwell London, 155 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3AD until 26th February 2017.