In support of today’s artists
1ST – 8TH JULY
Group Exhibition at JD Malat Gallery Open Call to all UK-based Artists
JD Malat Gallery is excited to announce Isolation Mastered, a unique group exhibition featuring the work of 20 selected artists who demonstrate a creative response to the isolation period during COVID-19. From the 1st – 8th July, Isolation Mastered aims to give aspiring artists of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to showcase and sell their artwork in one of London’s leading galleries.
From the 15th May to 15th of June, JD Malat Gallery will welcome applications from all UK- based artists. All submissions will be carefully reviewed by our experienced committee, with members from curatorial, art collecting, art dealing and art advisory disciplines. This committee will select their top 20 artists whose work presents an innovative dialogue with this isolation period and demonstrates a masterful exploration of their chosen medium.
The 20 selected artists will be displayed in an exhibition during the first week of July. During this exhibition, JD Malat Gallery will welcome members of the public to decide on their favourite artist through a series of online and in-person votes. The artist with the most votes will receive an exclusive solo show at JD Malat Gallery in 2021.
With all profits made from the exhibition directed at each artist and their practice, the goal of this initiative is to support artists during this difficult time. As a gallery that has inclusivity and diversity at the core of its programme, JD Malat Gallery recognises this unique artist-led initiative as an opportunity to foster connection and strengthen the art community despite this period of newfound distance caused by the global pandemic.
“During this period of unprecedented uncertainty, art is one of the most important ways to foster positivity and connect our society. We hope that this initiative not only provides a platform for artistic expression during this challenging time, but also upholds a collective mission to support the art sector and give creative individuals of all backgrounds an opportunity to exhibit their work.” - Founder, Jean-David Malat
Confirmed Committee Members:
We are delighted to announce the following members are confirmed on the judging panel:
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Roy’s Degree Competition
In association with Roy’s Art Fair
This would usually be a time where final year Art students would be submitting their final pieces of art to be marked for their major project. A time for learning how to put together a degree show, including raising finances, curating, framing, painting endless ply boards and learning the necessary task of hanging your work. The degree show for most of the students is the initiation into the art world, a chance for friends, family and most importantly the industry to view the artist they intend to be. It’s the time that curators, buyers, gallerists and publications get to view artists work as well as competitions and graduate schemes being judged. In these uncertain times most of the universities have had no other choice than to cancel, virtualise or postpone these artist showcases. With many universities having to use proposal work for marking of the final degree due to the closure of studios and lack of resources available at this time.
Artists and creatives are fundamental in this world and the worry is that there will be a whole year of thousands of these students that will not obtain these “breaks” and experiences to enter into an industry that is notoriously difficult to earn a regular income.
Roy’s Art Fair is the UKs largest artist run art fair and offer invaluable expertise and support to both emerging and established artists as they navigate the Art world. The focus is primarily on developing a community led spirit initiated by artists to connect directly with the public and promote both the artists' and buyers' interests first.
Roy’s Art Fair will be launching a competition for final year students to give them the extra platforms for exposure. The competition will be launching on Monday 4th May and will run for 8 weeks. Each Monday we will select 5 artists and show their work via our social media platforms and sharing their details. These artists will then go into a final competition that will be judged by top industry experts and be given prizes which will help them craft their future directions in the industry. To enter, all students need to do is send an image of their degree artwork via Instagram to @Roysartfair together with artwork title, full name and university studied at.
Prizes on offer are:
Portfolio review with a gallery curator
Art supply vouchers
Artist mentoring sessions
Sharing of artwork, details and bio on our social media platforms
Invitation to networking events
Roy’s Art Fair want to reach as many art students as possible from all over the UK and also give the public an understanding of what these students are going through at the start of their working career. With the support of your publication we can reach more students and public that can support these students in such uncertain times.
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JD Malat Gallery
19 MAY – 27 JUNE 2020
ANNETT ZINSMEISTER & HANS KOTTER
JD Malat Gallery is proud to announce Shifting Space, an exhibition of work by leading German artists Annett Zinsmeister and Hans Kotter.
From 19 May until 27 June, Shifting Space presents an immersive platform through which the visitor can journey through intersections of real and virtual spaces with artworks that reflect an examination of space and light.
Spatial parameters are put into motion through an immersive installation by Zinsmeister and refractive light sculptures by Kotter. Through each artist’s respective medium, humanity’s relationship with space and the limits of human perception are put into question.
Zinsmeister’s installation art explores and analyses space on an architectural, artistic and theoretical level to develop new spatial contexts. Influenced by ‘Plattenbau’ - a contradictory ‘utopian’ form of architecture from post-war Germany, with a monotonous modular system that focused on efficiency rather than variety - Zinsmeister explores how modular form can be reconstructed to present a new field of space.
By taking over the entire top floor of the gallery, Zinsmeister will bring her theoretical research and artistic concepts to life through an experiential installation. Through a ‘re-programming’ of space, Zinsmeister’s installation will also present a spatial intervention to reveal new perspectives on existing potentials and critical questions about the individual’s relationship with architecture and space.
‘Nearby all my work is about human perception and its limits. My pieces mostly deal with different ways of perception, that is a natural ability but also a conditioned human habit. Especially my installations serve as machines of perception, because they have a strong impact on our way of seeing and understanding space. They reveal unexpected intersections and parallels, in the perception, depiction, and experience of space.’ – Annett Zinsmeister
Similarly, Kotter’s colourful three-dimensional objects that combine mirrors and lights redefine spatial context. With work that aesthetically relates to the innovations of Op Art, Kotter’s work explores how light and technology can challenge human perception. Tunnel formations develop upon concepts of ‘tunnel vision’, a term that generally denotes narrow minded perception is here turned on its head; the tunnels are opened up, extended and illuminated to display an infinity of different dimensions.
‘There is no other element with such a lasting impact on life on our planet as light. Light fascinates me in a huge variety of ways and I have investigated the medium of light, with its composition, physical contexts, colours, perception and cultural history for many years.’ – Hans Kotter
By exploring the shifting paradigm of space and the kaleidoscopic potential of perception, Zinsmeister and Kotter prompt multiple questions spanning ontological, scientific and artistic disciplines: What are the limits and possibilities of our visual apparatus? How does the human body relate to its surroundings through space and light? What roles do space and light play in our search for identity, utopian ideas and social interaction?
Zinsmeister’s theoretical research has been published across numerous publications and has played a central role in her conceptual art practice. Her work has been shown in international solo and group exhibitions, it is part of public and private collections including MoMA, New York, and Karl Ernst Osthaus, Museum Hagen, Germany.
Kotter has exhibited since the early 1990s throughout Europe and the United States and his works are included in both public and private collections worldwide, including the Kinetica Museum, London and the Kunstmuseum Celle, Germany.
JD Malat Gallery specialises in contemporary art and champions a broad spectrum of emerging and international contemporary artists. The programme consists of an array of exciting artists supported by year-round exhibitions and contemporary art fairs.
JD Malat Gallery will present its first virtual exhibition opening online on the 19th of May. An exclusive Q&A and discussion with the artists will be available across our social media platforms, with an Instagram and Facebook live.
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