FLUX Exhibition is London’s leading exhibition to discover the most talented, dynamic painters, sculptors and performance artists. FLUX has established itself as the platform for contemporary artists to be discovered and to be part of an exceptional, inspirational art event. On display at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London and curated by Lisa Gray, the founder of FLUX, this much anticipated edition brings over 100 artists to the fore. Gray has hand selected the very best emerging and established artists for a four-day event.
FLUX opening party comes alive with musical guests, performance art and site specific installations which complement the work and bring a new experimental approach to the exhibition.
The show represents an opportunity to gain access to a vast and diverse group of gifted artists, on the path to being the big names of tomorrow, showcasing international talent in a collaborative, inclusive show. FLUX celebrates artists on the precipice of wider accolade and fame.
The exhibition will also be featuring the unique, Mini-Masterpieces where smaller artworks by FLUX artists can be purchased for £300 or less. A great way for a new collector to invest in art at a fraction of the price of artists' normal sized works.
To help highlight art as therapy we will be exhibiting 12 artworks, arguably his best work to date by Charles Bronson now known as Charles Arthur Salvador (in respect of his favourite artist Salvador Dali). Salvador is one of the highest-profile inmates in Britain and has been featured in books, interviews, and studies in prison reform and treatment.
Forsey is widely known for her participation in The Real Housewives of Cheshire however she has painted throughout most of her life. Though she studied art, her love of drawing and illustration began at a much younger age when she would sit and draw with her Granddad. Inspired by an eclectic mix of hedonistic Hacienda days of the 90’s and drawing on influences of travelling and living abroad for several years to that of a Manchester working-class upbringing, Forsey has a wealth of experience which influences her paintings. The warmth in her artworks is a direct response to the cultures she has experienced on her travels, as is her love of colour. Forsey also takes influences from the world of fashion and is an avid collector of fashion magazines. In her latest series of work she adds collage to the paintings, referencing her empowerment as an artist and the diverse world she lives in.
Sophie Wake is a contemporary British artist, known for her animal figure paintings. Exploring human emotion through non-human forms, her pieces invite us to inquire into the nature of our own emotion through the tender expressions of her animal-like beings. Graduating from Brighton University, with a BA Hons in illustration, Sophie worked for over twenty y ears as a freelance illustrator, before moving towards a fine art practice that would respond to the rhythms of meditation that fill her life as a Buddhist practitioner. Creating images of pre-linguistic forms, Sophie explores intimate connections between living beings, reaching inward to capture the beauty of raw emotion. This is expressed in the intensely human eyes that stare out from her liminal beings, encouraging the viewer to transcend the image and arrive at self-reflection and introspection. Working from her studio in Brighton, Sophie favours oil on canvas or gouache on paper, building up colour, stroke, and texture to create depth and dynamism. Often infused with a quiet, haunting quality, the paintings reflect on the intangible, revelling in small mysteries, while collapsing conventions of space and time. In 2016 Sophie took part in Brighton’s Artists Open House, a cornerstone of the Brighton festival and, in 2017, she was shortlisted for 3 Artists Open House Awards, winning Best Newcomer. In 2018, Sophie’s painting HERD was selected for the Royal Academy’s 250th Summer Exhibition, where it appeared in Grayson Perry’s Yellow Room.
Helen is a self taught glass artist working primarily in translucent coloured glass. It is important to her to capture the beauty of light running through her cultural pieces. Helen's subject matter is inspired by nature working with her not against her, her fascination for the beauty and the dark. Her energetic mind is filled with a thirst to constantly evolve and learn, teaching herself new techniques such as the traditional lost wax process of glass casting.This year’s body of work is "Confusion" a collection of sculptures and paintings primarily drawing on mood and thought dark and profound and is inspired by her two autistic sons and her experience in raising them. Her art helped her through some very dark days and became her release therapy. She is now drawing on her work to evoke emotion in her viewers to see the beauty in everything. “Even if we are not all the same, beauty comes from within.”
Tremblay is a photographer-artist who, as a result of extensive travels throughout Europe and the Middle East, was able to capture the cultural aspect and history of great civilizations while bringing to light the beauty of the natural world. Throughout her career, Tremblay exhibited in Montreal, New York, Paris, London, Cairo, Algiers, Tunis & Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia and, recently, in Florence and Lake Como in Italy. Today Tremblay lives in Quebec after having lived in New York for the past eight years while working at the United Nations in the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General. During her stay in New York, she pursued her artistic activities and in 2017, Tremblay held two solo exhibitions at the United Nations Headquarters entitled: Women of New York & Men of New York, consisting of portraits of women and men from diverse cultures, highlighting the cultural diversity of the city of New York.
Pedro Sousa Louro is an artist where you can see the evolution in his dialogue with colours and geometry. Despite his preferences about the contemporary artist, like for instance Francis Bacon, his reminiscence comes from the neo-plasticism of Mondrian and Ben Nickolson, and in some way Picasso. He does not focus on the subject matter, but geometry for geometry’s sake is the key in his pieces. He uses the technique of ‘dropping', used by Pollock, but with the order and sense of Rothko. Cubism has been part of his life in the early part of his career, in his more recent researches and studies he is influenced by both cubism and abstract expressionism. His main aim is interacting with the spectator, telling a story. After a short figurative spell combined with his characteristic geometric style, Pedro has found his place with his art in the expressionist world. His painting 'August Directions 18' was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for the CFA Artist of the Year Award 2018-2019.
Komal Madar is a British Indian artist based in West London. Her first solo exhibition took place in Hyatt Place Hotel based in West London Hayes (April 27- May 24 2018) where she showcased a large collection of her work; including paintings which have featured in world leading names like Vogue, House and Garden, The World of Interiors, and Inside Artists magazine. Visually, Madar seeks for an element of beauty and mystery in her work, and for the point of entry to be intriguing to evoke an emotion in people. Her Indian heritage has played an essential role in influencing her choice of materials such as Indian textiles, pigment powders, henna, and in the sprawling, intricate patterns, designed to add depth and texture to her canvases. Madar’s work embraces a rich, bold and vibrant palette; drawing inspiration from nature, abstract shapes and in particular the female form.