London Art Fair: January 2016

20 - 24 January 2016

GX Gallery is delighted to be exhibiting at the 2016 London Art Fair.


London Art Fair is the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair.

The 28th edition of the Fair takes place from 20-24 January 2016 at the Business Design Centre in Islington.


Featured artists are:


Vaughan Grylls

Vaughan Grylls practice is heavily influenced by the work and philosophy of Marcel Duchamp, who was a painter, sculptor, mathematician, chess player, and writer whose work redefined the parameters of modern art.


Whilst at the Slade School of Art in the 1960’s Grylls coined the term ‘Punsculpture’, which is a piece of art that possesses a play between its visual and verbal components; the verbal usually being the title. He places great importance on the role of the written word in the development and interpretation of art, and his work has always remained true to this philosophy, as well as to the playfulness of his Punsculptures.


Grylls studied sculpture at the Wolverhampton College of Art, and at the Slade. He is probably best known for his work with The Gallery London, and for his enormous panoramic photo-collages.


Artist's page HERE 


Courtney Heather

Courtney Heather’s admiration for the mainstream media has been a large influence on her work.  Similar to the effect music, novels, and cinema have, she is interested in that which distracts us from the mundane world. Since pleasure can only last so long these distractions persuade us to replay them infinitely, provoking further pleasure with each repetition.


Heather was raised in California, which she describes as an ideal setting that both allures and deceives. Most recently she studied an MA in Fine Art and has exhibited in various spaces across London.


Artist's page HERE


Nicolas Laborie

Nicolas Laborie's wet plate collodion polyptychs are inspired by the current and constant immigration crisis and the essence of humanity against the wind of changes in today’s world. As the wind blows and vast flow of refugees and migrants fight the current as feathers in constant flight. They become often misunderstood and pay a lethal price: the feathers become war bonnets, helmets and crowns for the many in power.


Born in Paris, France, Nicolas Laborie is an experienced photographer and filmmaker based in London. His photographic and film work hace lead to him exhibiting in various galleries as well as working for leading magazines and companies worldwide. 


Artist's page HERE


Philip Rhys Matthews

Philip Rhys Matthews is a photographer blending the boundaries between fashion and fine art photography. His work explores critical issues and questions the world in which we live, through clothing and costume.


Matthews continues to work for a London studio on advertising campaigns alongside working on freelance fashion editorials. 2015 saw him earn his first magazine cover.


Artist's page HERE


Lala Meredith-Vula

Born in Sarajevo, Lala Meredith Vula moved to England in 1970 and studied at Trent University, and Goldsmiths, before returning to her home country of Kosovo to study at the University of Pristina. She has since gone on to exhibit her work internationally, as well as lecturing at universities in the UK, US, and in Kosovo.


Her work can be found in a range of major art collections including, but not limited to: Arts Council of Britain, Arthur Andersen Collection, Centre of Photography in Geneva, Collezione La Gaia, Doria Pamphilj Gallery Collection, Doria Pamphilj Palace Museum, The Teseco Foundation, The British Council Collection.


Artist's page HERE


Tristan Pigott

Tristan Pigott’s paintings are explorations of human characteristics presented in surreal narratives. His works are realistic, however he maintains distance from photographic realism, as he wants to focus on how people translate their ego into image. Pigott states that by creating surreal narratives he is able to play with people’s characteristics and focus on their ‘self-projection’. A catalyst for this self-projection is fashion, which he makes poignant through humour or composition. He also uses everyday performances such as eating and drinking to mirror habitual psychological traits such as arrogance and anxiety.


Artist's page HERE