Eleven is pleased to celebrate ten years of exhibitions. In honour of the gallery reaching this milestone we shall be debuting new work by all of our gallery artists: Adam Dix, Gerry Fox, Harry Cory Wright, Jane Hilton, Jennie Ottinger, Jonathan Yeo, Kent Christensen, Martha Parsey, Natasha Kissell, Natasha Law, Rick Giles and Roland Hicks.
Founded in 2005 by Charlie Phillips and Laura Lopes, Eleven has fostered the careers of our gallery artists along with many more. Since its conception, Eleven has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to exhibiting the best of international contemporary art by both established and emerging artists. In the ten years the gallery doors have been open on Eccleston Street, Eleven has produced nearly eighty exhibitions in the gallery space and run numerous pop-up shows throughout London. Additionally, the gallery has had the opportunity to exhibit at art fairs both domestically and internationally to introduce our programme to new audiences across the world.
Charlie Phillips says ‘It has been a privilege to work with so many inspirational artists over the last 10 years. I very much look forward to the next decade and all it brings.’
Adam Dix’s work explores absorption with communication technology. This is exaggerated by appropriating similar traits found in the genres of science fiction, folk lore and religion, by exploring ideas of ritual and ceremony to emphasise a sense of compliance or worship. His subjects interact with technological devices with a formalised devotion and reverie.
Gerry Fox is known for bringing paintings of the past to life through his video works. His newest slow moving video work is based in nature as he delicately brings a landscape to life. Through employing cutting edge technology he digitally manipulates elements of the natural world.
Harry Cory Wright explores and celebrates the beauty and subtleties of the landscape. The vivid and immaculate nature of these large format works convey a real sense of 'being there'. These photographs are first-hand accounts of landscapes to which we are all witness.
Jane Hilton’s photographs capture the wide-open spaces and expansive skies of Western areas of the United States. She documents lifestyles of disparate and remote groups of people who reside in this part of world revealing insight into their lives where the landscape is at the mainstay to their existence.
Jennie Ottinger creates dramatic scenes from everyday life. She allows the viewer a glimpse into her highly animated and expressive narratives. Her unpolished aesthetic and sometimes crude subject matter are always underscored by a dark sense of humour which lends a lightness to her satires.
Jonathan Yeo’s acclaimed portrait paintings have included countless cultural and political leaders. His distinctive style blends acute realism with a painterly touch. In his new painting of Tamara Rojo, ballet dancer and Artistic Director of the English National Ballet, Yeo articulates her personality through her expressive face and relaxed pose as she emerges from an anonymous background unencumbered by accoutrements associated with traditional portraiture.
Kent Christensen’s oil paintings investigate how we live: our obsessions, addictions, and pleasures. He lends an iconic status to his sugary treats and fast food favourites. He deems these indulgences “Mormon heroin” which serve as a substitute vice in his native Mormon culture. The colourful and alluring qualities of packaged foods serve as enticing visual subjects, masking their true unhealthy nature, and provide a vivid visual metaphor for our times.
Martha Parsey’s alluring figures invite us into their intriguing narratives. Her new one off print carefully coordinates the interplay between the figures and their environment where symbols, geometric shapes and patterning coalesce with her painterly touch to create a dynamic space where her figures repose.
Natasha Kissell’s paintings effuse aspiration and radiate wonderment. Often including modernist architecture, she places highly designed structures into imaginative landscapes. Her paintings encapsulate both the awe inspiring splendour and fragile nature of the world in which we live.
Natasha Law’s vibrant blocks of gloss paint and descriptive lines characterise her svelte female figures. Often in an act of discarding clothing, her works beguilingly capture ephemeral moments of both vulnerability and intimacy.
Rick Giles is attuned to his environment, capturing the temporal nature of his surroundings. He examines man’s imprint on the landscape and our relationship with the natural world.
Roland Hicks’ hyperrealist works magnify the overlooked detritus of our daily life. Blurring the boundaries between different mediums, his works examine items of stationery turned into spontaneous sculptures, evidence of a minimal creative gesture. Hicks playfully distorts where his creative process begins and ends.