Photorealism meets abstraction
ArteMea is proud to announce that Kelvin Okafor is taking part in ABSTRACT : REALITY, an exhibition and auction on abstract and photo-realist artwork at the Saatchi Gallery.
We invite you to support and view the work of this talented artist.
The show will bring together nearly 100 sculptures, paintings, photographs, prints and works on paper to create a fascinating dialogue between the two opposite, yet intrinsically linked, styles.
I am including the following artwork which will be on view at Saatchi Gallery London, 6-13 December and auctioned at 7.00 pm on Thursday 13 December.
Eyes of Simon
Signed (centre left within the hair)
Pencil on archival paper
21 x 29.7 cm.
Drawn in 2013
I would love for you to join on the evening and so please find attached the official invitation for you and any other art lovers that might find this of interest.
For any more details on the auction or the exhibition do head to https://theauctioncollective.com/auctions/abstract-reality where all artworks have be announced on the 22 November October, or follow @theauctioncollective and @presenzalondon on Instagram.
To bid, you will need to register ahead of the auction at https://theauctioncollective.com/login but if you can’t make it on the night you can always leave an absentee bid with The Auction Collective.
Follow @kelvinokafor_art for more news!
I do hope you can make it!
AN INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY SPECIAL
There is no better way to celebrate International Men’s Day than with a special edition for the second annual instalment of MentalityLIVE.
The first one was about opening in a big way and letting you know we are here for you whilst this second event seeks to get the attention of the curious mind who is ready to step towards growth.
MentalityLIVE is an event that aims to create a unique, vibrant and safe environment for men to hear first-hand from today’s most culturally relevant men, who are speaking up on their hardships and successes as well as challenging male stereotypes.
Perspective is set to give you that and more. A curated night of celebration, introspection and growth giving you the opportunity to network with like-minded individuals.
Our specially hand-picked panel and tailored activities are set to make this night one not to be missed. This year’s line-up includes:
Host – Reuben Christian
Kelvin Okafor – Hyper realism Artist
Gian Power – Founder & CEO, TLC Lions
Paul McGregor – Mental health speaker & Author
Tom Moutchi - Actor/ Comedian/Screen Writer
Come along, clear your headspace and get ready to gain insight and look at things in a new way.
Attend with your friends, family and colleagues to join what we believe will be the ultimate male experience.
Set at the Good Hotel, London’s premiere floating venue close to ExCel, with stunning views overlooking the Thames and city of London. It is not only good in name but it is good in nature as it seeks to re-invest its profits to offer hundreds of long term unemployed residents the opportunity to build a better future. It’s just one of the reasons why you won’t want to miss out.
£ Parking available at ExCel parking centre - SatNav E16 1AL ● Emirates Air Line cable car ● Royal Victoria DLR station
If you or your organisation are passionate about men's wellbeing & mental health drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll give you more information on how you can get involved.
ArteMea is proud to announce its collaboration with Contini Contemporary in its participation to the upcoming international Art Fair in Verona.
A selection of Endless Artist artworks on display.
Come visit us from 12th - 15th October in Verona, Italy, Pad. 11 - Booth E4
A historic building located in the Venetian Lagoon is serving as a site for an art exhibition. Its walls currently portray the work of two artists; emerging local, Alberto Vignazia, and affirmed British contemporary artist, Endless.
This art forms part of the Liquid Identity event, which will be hosted at the Laneri School from the 8th June. The event is brought to you by G'art [Galleria delle Arti], in collaboration with ArteMea of London.
After months of hard work, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of our new website.
ShocK London was presented for the first time at LDW18 in March at the DCCH EAST as a pop up.
Steven Payne - Maison AD and Laura Pivetta - ArteMea Advisory, showcased works by London based artists and furniture makers from Paris.
On our website you can finally find all the artworks and furniture on display under Collection where you can enquire about prices and have more information about the artists involved. Know more about the Creative Directors of ShocK as well as read NEWS and PRESS on this project.
A collective exhibition by BettyBellù - Noel Shelly - Patrizia Dottori
From May 15th to June 28th
The expression and communication of emotions is one of the most basic motives for artists both in dance as in visual art.
The dance creates a very different perception of time and space for the dancer: time is marked by the rhythmic ordering of movement and by the duration of the dance, and
space is organised around the paths along which the dancer travels or around the shapes made by the body. Grace fluidly of movements, equilibrium, and harmony are among the skills which are required by dancers who use bodies as the instruments through which the art is created.
Costumes, rhythms, sequences of steps dance evokes traditions and history, guiding our imagination into new and fantastic places.
Four visual artists have used different media to interpret the dance world. From ballet and contemporary dance to the rhythms of South American and African tribal dances where movement and dresses evoke beauty and emotions.
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“I intended for people to think about the forces that influence and impact us beyond what we can directly see – the natural world, including energy, has a very powerful impact on our daily lives that might not be obviously evident.” – DD REGALO
In his new body of work, Atmosphere, Regalo explores the seemingly vast ‘empty’ space around us and suggests that there may be more than meets the eye. Referencing nature – forests, mountains, reflections on water and light – the collection features 5 original paintings on raw canvas including a 6-meter long installation inspired by the River Thames.
Applying a fluid and intuitive process, Regalo created each work in a single sitting, from beginning to completion, attempting to give each piece a distinct and uncontrived spirit and story. Using inks and dyes applied to loose raw canvas, Regalo’s process breaks traditional painting convention while achieving meaningful simplicity.
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Riviere Rugs - Lots Road
Endless iconic Kate in Vogue artwork has been selected by Riviere Rugs to present their new collection of Rugs.
Riviere Rugs is collaborating with some exciting artists and furniture suppliers to highlight the best of British craftsmanship and artistry, creating a collective installation dedicated to great design.
Please drop by Lots Road showroom between 10:30am and 4:30pm, from Weds 9th to Sat 12th May to see Kate in Vogue.
More artworks and info available upon request.
Kate in Vogue
Acrylic and spray paint on deep edged canvas
152 x 91 cm
Roaming Elephant and ArteMea x DSWF Wildlife Artists of the Year 2018
Matthew Shapira is a visual artist and filmmaker on a global mission to raise awareness and funds for elephant sanctuaries and other organizations seeking to help these beautiful, loving beings
Matt (aka Roaming Elephant) has translated what started as a zen-like hobby of painting elephants to relax, into a worldwide charitable project using his artwork to directly help elephant sanctuaries and other organizations that support elephants both in the wild and in captivity Elephant Sanctuaries on five continents are receiving direct financial support from the sales of Roaming Elephant artwork and gift items. Educational Outreach Programs from Roaming Elephant have brought school children on the West Coast closer to elephants through participating in murals at their schools.
DSWF is delighted to be welcoming Roaming Elephant to this year’s exhibition. Matt Shapira will be displaying a range of his colourful and distinctive artwork before embarking on a trip to visit a DSWF funded projects in Zambia; Game Rangers International. Here, he will visit schools and paint his colourful murals to help engage pupils and raise awareness of GRIs work in the Kafue National Park and surrounding areas.
To learn more about Game Rangers Internationals work to protect Kafue’s elephant populations visit https://davidshepherd.org/our-works/elephant-orphans-in-zambia
Gabriela Rose is a well-established luxury fashion British brand recognised for the unique use of lining elements under collar and cuffs, produced a special collection for Roaming Elephant. Also on display at the gallery.
ArteMea is proud to announce once again its commitment to The Terrence Higgins Trust’s annual charity event, The Auction, held in collaboration with Christie's.
It has been a pleasure collaborating with the THT event coordinators in the selection of artists whose artworks are to be auctioned. The Auction catalogue will include pieces by several artists from ArteMea’s own portfolio and also several artists curated by ArteMea’s founding director, Laura Pivetta.
We are incredibly grateful to all artists donating artworks for this important cause.
From 9th April you can bid online thanks to the collaboration with Paddle 8
Tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Auction on Monday 16 April.
EXHIBITION: 12 - 30 APRIL 2018 -
Endless is a London-based artist. His provocative and radical creations tell a story of our world that is bold and intense. Starting out using the walls of our nation’s capital as his canvas, Endless’s reputation has risen to capture the attention of its residents, foreign visitors and the media alike.
The public buzz around his work has snowballed, to a point where now iconic brands, celebrities and the art world all know his name. Today, Endless continues to devote a large portion of time to art on the streets. But his most exclusive work can be found in London’s most prolific galleries, as well as within the homes of the well-established.
Endless's work often provides an unfiltered insight into how aggressive brand advertising has taken society hostage, acting as the new unified faith across the world. One of the artist's most iconic works is the Calvin Classics Marky Mark, a tongue-in-cheek take on Mark Wahlberg's Calvin Klein advert from the 90s. In these pieces, Endless does away with the original Calvin Klein branding on the waistline, replacing it with the fake alternative Calvin Classic motif, a nod to the growth of the fake brand as mainstream society seeks to buy-into often unaffordable luxury fashion trends. For added impact the model is also depicted wearing a military helmet which enforces the ultra masculine aesthetics.
Contrary to the controversial nature of this artwork, the striking image raised so much public interest that Channel 4 requested to use it for a viral testicular cancer campaign called, Feeling Nuts. The image was also flagged by world famous UK art due, Gilbert and George, who used it in a collaborative artwork for a 2016 Singapore exhibition titled Utopian Pictures.
Endless has continued to evolve this image on the streets and galleries with dynamic poses while continuing the iconic style of the original work and conveying the same message. Endless believes this image speaks on many levels to the viewer and looks forward to taking this image as far as it can go.
We will be open from 26th February to 25th March 2018
Shock London is an alternative curated presentation by Steven Payne - Maison AD and Laura Pivetta - ArteMea Advisory, of rare works by artists and furniture makers from Paris and London.
Our aim is to Shock our clients by showing an alternative way of presenting uniqueness in terms of location, artists and designers; to educate your eyes to a new way of decorating your home and making it personal and unique to you.
15th Feb 8PM-12AM
ArteMea x ESC Magazine
Laura Pivetta , CEO and Creative director of ArteMea, is proud to support ESC Magazine.
DD Regalo will be presenting one of his brand new artworks during the event as well as being featured in the magazine with a visual interview!
For more info
Confirm your attendance Events@EscArtsProductions.com
18th November – 31st December
Matt Shapira is a prolific artist and storyteller on a mission to fill houses and city walls all over the world with his Roaming Elephants.
While studying Art History at Tulane University in New Orleans, Vincent Van Gogh, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, and many other great impressionist helped cultivate and inspire his post-impressionist brush stroke.
Matt’s art work is solely focused on bringing attention and awareness to the world of conservation for all living elephants, rescued or wild.
Roaming elephant – A collection by Matt Shapira
Bringing to London art highlighting conservation efforts, raising both awareness and funds for elephants around the world.
To see the world, you must Roam like an Elephant. Elephants are majestic creatures. So many individuals, including Matt, find a connection in the depths of these incredible souls. His art is an interpretation of emotions. The feelings Matt gets when he thinks of these amazing creatures.
Experience this journey through art with Matt Shapira (@roaming__elephant) this November at Quaker Street Cafe
and don’t miss the
PREVIEW NIGHT // Thursday 22 November // 7-10pm @ Quaker Street Café in Shoreditch.
@ roaming__elephant Instagram
Book your ticket and come see us!
Iggi Design Room
59 & 61 Hamilton Terrace, London NW8 9RG
Trapped in Zone One has teamed up with ArteMea to produce a unique collaborative exhibition between Los Angeles based artist and Director/Filmaker Matt Shapira (aka Roaming Elephant) and Canadian contemporary artist Dd Regalo.
Touching on subjects of community, identity and self-exploration, Dd Regalo and Matt Shapira provide a balanced yet powerful style that jointly compliments each artists' work and adds another layer to the work as a whole collective.
The exhibition runs from 19th November 2017 till 12th January 2018 at Hanbury Hall, 22 Hanbury Street, London, E1 6QR.
The opening times of Hanbury Hall,
Mon – Fri, 8am – 5pm
Sat, 10am – 5pm
Sun, 12pm – 5pm
Dd Regalo Instagram: @ddregalo
Matt Shapira Instagram: @roaming_elephant
Thanks to GreatArt and Sugar For My Soul for the support.
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HOLIDAY HOUSE IS COMING TO LONDON!
8 NOVEMBER – 10 DECEMBER 2017
ArteMea x Holiday House
ArteMea is thrilled to be part of the team, having curated bespoke live art and performance for the Private Opening Party as well as donating for auction works by amazing artists to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Laura Pivetta will be hosting a talk The Powerful Message of Art on 22nd Nov with Roaming Elephant and Louis Jensen
Holiday House London
Join us as we open the doors to an interior design showcase in our inaugural Holiday Home in London. In one of the most exclusive streets in London, leading interior designers will create rooms full of drama, luxury and beauty for you to enjoy.
Take a tour of our beautiful show houses and discover how our guest designers have transformed each room, inspired by past holidays or personal experiences. Ultimately, Holiday House is about the celebration of life, each day treated with the same reverence as a holiday.
Each in their own room, celebrated interior designers will showcase their style, design trends, new products and cutting edge fine art. Join us at the most fabulous address in London this winter.
Street Art Supporting Animal Welfare in the UK
Paul’s friend Jess works very closely with animal rescues, so with her help and Paul’s generous heart we approached two animal shelters, New Hope and Furry Friends Animal Rescue. The proposal was to raise awareness for animal welfare through street art, whilst also raising funds through print sales.
To help deliver the message Paul collaborated with DDRegalo, combining the Pink Bear Cat with his typography slogan “Home Is A Feeling”.
The art work painted on the street is set behind a tall fence, where the Pink Bear and cat appear to be caged in and need to escape to find a new home. This supports the movement of the charities’ focus on improving standards for animal treatment as well as ensuring animals in need get proper care and homes.
To raise funds for the rescues we have created 3 versions of the artwork.
10 unique platinum editions, 76cm x 56cm (£800)
30 unique silver editions, 76cm x 56cm (£450)
and 100 affordable giclee limited edition prints, 38cm x 28cm (£100)
The prints will be going on sale Friday 27th at 12pm BST.
To pre register for a print please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Otherwise prints will be available here https://store.luapstudios.co.uk/
You can purchase the prints by emailing ArteMea at email@example.com
This project is supported by Market Road Gallery, ArteMea and Forest Recycling Project
New Hope Animal Rescue
New Hope Animal Rescue is an Independent, non-destruct rescue dedicated to helping animals on death row and those with medical and or behavioural needs. We work with many other rescues and authorities to safeguard the welfare of animals and rehabilitate and rehome them properly.
Furry Friends Animal Rescue
Furry Friends Animal Rescue is a home-run rescue located in Old Coulsdon, Surrey established in March 1999, dealing with various types of animals including dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, terrapins and smaller caged animals. We pride ourselves on being a non-destruct rescue, as well as operating a backup for life policy. There is a set adoption fee for all animals and this must be paid before we release the animal for adoption.
If an animal is not suitable for rehoming then we offer it a home for life. These are known as 'The Sanctuary Animals' and they remain in our care to the end of their lives. We take the term 'non destruct' very seriously unless the animal is terminally ill and suffering and there is no other option than euthanasia. We do not euthanise for behavioural issues.
Forest Recycling Project donated the paint for the project. Another great service which I didn’t know existed until this project. FRP collects surplus, leftover paint from Re-use & Recycling Centres and commercial companies. The paint is then sorted, quality-checked, re-mixed if need be, and sold as a ‘green’, low-cost alternative to new paint, including for lower income customers, community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations.
Market Road Football Pitches, Market Road, London N7 9PL
For more information about the project and rescues including print sale enquiries please contact Laura Pivetta from ArteMea Advisory at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, October 2, 2017 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
You’re invited to Grumgo’s launch and travel-inspired evening, ‘Experiencing the city break: why we travel’. Have your boarding pass ready for departure and be prepared to experience an unforgettable sensory journey of the city through art, food and technology.
During the evening, the artworks by local artists Shoreditch Sketcher and Gareth Hayward will walk you through beautiful destinations and you will embark in a tasting tour of three cities created for the occasion by chef Andrea Mantovani of Gotto.
Come along and learn more about why exploring new places (and rediscovering old ones) is a unique and personal experience and how the Grumgo app helps you plan the perfect itinerary and enhances your travel adventures.
We hope you can make it!
See you there,
ArteMea will be taking part in Focus/17 with DD Regalo as artist in residence creating a meditative artwork live.
Come and join us on the Third Floor, Design Centre East in the Sensory Solon.
In an increasingly fast-paced world, experiences that speak to the senses bring an emotional connection. Thanks to a series of special collaborations, this space stimulates all five senses as well as giving a revitalising perspective on life and art. Taste a perfect cup of Jing tea; be surrounded by signature scent by Jo Malone London; and listen to soothing sounds from Bose speakers. Contemporary artist DD Regalo, represented by ArteMea Advisory, is well versed in creating art that goes beyond a visual experience; he will create a meditative piece, full of colour and texture, that will develop as the week progresses, giving every reason for a repeat visit.
The next install of Roy’s People Art Fair will be held at Candid Arts Trust, Angel, 14th – 17th September 2017.
DD Regalo will be part of this event with a brand new collection.
Visitors have a unique experience to buy artwork direct from the artists in a relaxed ‘non gallery’ atmosphere. As well as seeing work by fantastic emerging and established artists, visitors can also experience live painting, creative workshops, live music performances.
ArteMea Advisory is pleased to present DD Regalo Exhibition 'Lost and Found'.
This is a story about finding meaning in the everyday. It’s a story about all of us…everyone…and at the same time the story is unique to each person. It’s about finding the elements that bring meaning along the way and in doing so focusing your purpose. All of the works in this show are originals and were made from reclaimed objects and materials, some found on the streets, continuing their journey as it crosses with others.
Experience this journey through art with Dd Regalo (@ddregalo) this September at Quaker Street Cafe and don’t miss the PREVIEW NIGHT // Thursday 07 September // 7-10pm @ Quaker Street Café in Shoreditch with live music by Federico Marton. Organised in collaboration with Quaker Street Cafe
The exhibition will be on from 7th Sep 2017 to 29th Sep 2017
This summer The Office Group in Shoreditch hosts it’s first urban inspired art exhibition, covering several genres from graffiti, illustration to photography all featuring that urban look.
With over 30 artists exhibiting, showcasing art in various mediums this is an insight to why we love and enjoy art from these genres.
Private View: 20th July 2017, 7pm till 11pm
Open: 21st - 30th July 2017
Address: The Black and White Building, 74 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
Supported by Gums and Tongue, Sugar For My Soul, Global Art Supplies,Monokrome, Montana Cans (official), The Office Group, Black Frog London, Fever-Tree, Porter's Gin, GreatArt, Planet Rock Graphics andPaint Covered Trainers.
Paul’s work is currently displayed in the Gloucester Lounge and attracting a bevy of fans! Join Paul over drinks and canapés and appreciate this skilled fine artist who dynamically fuses painting and photography. Raised in Grimsby, he is fast gaining critical recognition and a celebrity following for his eclectic work.
Paul searches for purpose, connection and meaning through his fantastical alter ego the ‘Pink Bear’. The costumed figure, a striking figure in his work, exists between reality and make-believe, youthful innocence and corruption, leading a lifestyle that looks simultaneously enviable and questionable.
He has recently completed a journey through South America with the ‘Pink Bear’.
This exciting artist has also recently sold for three times the listed price at Christie’s on behalf of the Terrence Higgins Trust, created a provocative installation at one of Berlin’s hippest hotels, The Moxy and photographed the controversial Marco Pierre White Junior for this Body Paint series.
Cost: £5 members, £10 guests (all monies to our charity, Save the Children UK)
Time/Location: 7.00pm – 9.00pm, Gloucester Lounge
Ben Oakley Gallery in collaboration with Amnesty UK and Trapped In Zone One present UNITY: The Power of Art Bringing People Together // Sat/Sun 24th-25th June, 11am-6pm at Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwich.
The pop-up event and exhibition features a group show of artworks by British and international artists as well as live painting on both days (Dd Regalo painting live on Sat, 24th June 11am-6pm). There is also an exclusive limited edition print release by artist Guy Denning.
This is really fun event for a great cause where all proceeds go to Amnesty UK. Come down and check out some amazing art and say hi as Dd paints live on the Saturday :)
Two bodies of works presented
EACH LINE ONE BREATH
CREATION IS DESTRUCTION
John's works are present in London as well and I will be happy to make you experience this energy in person and if you are lucky meet this incredible person too. John is coming to London...
For more info please contact ArteMea